Getting (some) numbers right – derived economic indicators for the bioeconomy

Europe’s Bioeconomy Strategy is currently being updated and a roadmap, published in 2018, stresses the need for better monitoring and assessment frameworks, in particular providing SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Timely) indicators across relevant sectors.

Many bioeconomy documents refer to turnover and job numbers, see for example JRC Research Brief and Nova institute.
This session, starting with an intervention by DG RTD on the state of play of the European Bioeconomy and bio-based industry, gathers experts in the field to discuss and compare key indicators.

The first part investigates the main growth and job indicators for the EU and Member States with views from different countries and stakeholders. The diversity of experiences gathered in this part is sought to help refining methodologies and estimations. The second part investigates economic indicators of the emerging sector of bio-based chemicals.

This side-event brings together policy officers from national and EU administrations, researchers, and sector experts to scrutinise the socioeconomic indicators we use on a daily basis. Do we have a realistic picture of today’s bioeconomy in Europe? Are we using the right indicators with the correct data? What are the avenues to improve in the short-term?

Agenda

15:15 – 15:45 Background of the workshop and introduction
Chair: Robert M’barek, European Commission, Joint Research Centre

Welcome and background of the workshop, Robert M’barek, European Commission, Joint Research Centre
State of play of the European Bioeconomy and bio-based industry, Tomasz Calikowski, European Commission, Research and Innovation
Which are the key economic indicators? EU perspective, Markus Lier, LUKE
The data requirements of the BIOEAST Initiative, Barna Kovacs, BIOEAST

15:45 – 17:15 Economic indicators of the EU bioeconomy
Chair: Robert M’barek, European Commission, Joint Research Centre

Economic indicators for 28 EU MS, Tevecia Ronzon, European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Economic indicators for Germany, Susanne Iost, Thuenen Institute
Economic indicators for the Netherlands, Kees Kwant
Economic indicators for Poland, Jan Stanilko, Ministry of E&T
Economic indicators for Spain, Rocio Lansac, INIA
Economic indicators for Finland, Markus Lier / Martti Aarne (LUKE)
Industry viewpoint, Evelyne Dollet, FoodDrinkEurope

Panel discussion: How to harmonise data approaches on European level? Turnover and value added.
all speakers
How to regionalise data? With impulse presentation, Piotr Jurga, IUNG Pulawy

17:15 – 18:30 Economic indicators of an emerging sector: bio-based chemicals
Chair: Robert M’barek, European Commission, Joint Research Centre

Economic indicators of bio-based chemicals – preliminary results of a research study,
Claudia Parisi, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Jurjen Spekreijse, BTG

Examples from Member States

Panel discussion
All speakers, incl.
Tomasz Calikowski, European Commission, Research and Innovation
Eleni Zika, BBI-JU

Tuesday 15 May, 15:15 - 18:30

Room 17

Organised by

Contact person:

Robert M’barek
European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Robert.M’barek@ec.europa.eu

Registration

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Please note that this Programme may be subject to alteration and the organisers reserve the right to do so without giving prior notice.