As one of the events hosted in Helsinki under Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union, a Bioeconomy Conference is being organised to contribute to achieving an inclusive and sustainable bioeconomy for Europe. The conference will help to implement important EU policies and initiatives, especially the updated Bioeconomy Strategy from 2018 “A sustainable Bioeconomy for Europe: strengthening the connection between economy, society and the environment” and the Circular Economy Package.

Jointly organised by Finland’s Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and the European Commission, the event aims to promote dialogue on the progress towards a bioeconomy. The conference brings together academics, researchers, stakeholders, policymakers, business representatives and the civil society across the bioeconomy sector to exchange knowledge, coordinate activities and discuss new actions. 

The programme features: 

  • a welcoming reception and satellite events on 8 July
  • the main conference on 9 July 
  • excursions to see how the bioeconomy can work in practice on 10 July