The European Commission has selected and appointed the 30 members of the Bioeconomy Panel, a new platform for informed discussions on the Bioeconomy.
These experts represent a wide variety of interests – scientific community and researchers, primary producers, industry, policy-makers, and civil society – and they are nominated for an initial mandate of 2 years.
Their role is to closely assist the Commission in the implementation of the Bioeconomy Strategy in Europe.
The panel will suggest and foster European joint actions and measures in the domain of Bioeconomy (taking into account inputs from the Bioeconomy Observatory and other initiatives).
The first meeting will be held in September 2013. The panel members were selected from a pool of more than 250 experts following an open call for applications launched by the Commission earlier this year.
The mission of the 30 experts is to reflect on the implementation of the Bioeconomy Strategy, with the aim to reinforce interaction between policies, initiatives and economic sectors related to the bioeconomy at EU and member state level to improve coherence and synergies, building on the work of existing mechanisms.
They will encourage the creation of bioeconomy panels at national and regional level, support initiatives at national and regional level, in particular for the exchange of best-practices between new and established national and regional bioeconomy strategies, that will be encouraged. Finally, they will monitor and evaluate progress of the Bioeconomy Strategy implementation in a systematic manner, working closely with the Bioeconomy Observatory and other initiatives relevant to the bioeconomy.
The list of the panelists:
|Name||Nationality||Professional Title||Membership Status|
|Beate KETTLITZ||Germany||Director Food Policy, Science and R&D, FoodDrinkEurope||Member|
|Carmen MILLAN-CHACARTEGUI||Spain||Project Promotion and Institutional Relations Manager, Abengoa Bioenergia Nuevas Tecnologias||Member|
|Carmen SOCACIU||Romania||Vicerector for Research & Technological Development & Innovation, Dept. Agrifood Biochemistry & Biotechnology||Member|
|Catia BASTIOLI||Italy||CEO, NOVAMONT SPA||Member|
|Christine BUNTHOF||Netherlands||Senior policy officer, Stichting Dienst Landbouwkundig Onderzoek DLO (part of Wageningen UR)||Member|
|Christophe RUPP-DAHLEM||France||Programs Director Plant-Based Chemistry, ROQUETTE FRERES||Member|
|Courtney HOUGH||United Kingdom||General Secretary, Federation of European Aquaculture Producers||Member|
|Cristina L.M. SILVA||Portugal||Associate Professor, Principal Investigator, Coordinator of 3rd cycle degrees, Catholic University of Portugal – Bioechnology College||Member|
|Dominique BARJOLLE MUSARD||France||Deputy Director (FiBL) and Lecturer – Researcher (ETH), FiBL – Research Institute of Organic Farming and ETHZ – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology||Member|
|Dorette CORBEY||Netherlands||Chairman / director, Dutch panel on sustainable biomass (Chairman) Dutch Emissions Authority (Chairman) Council on science and innovation (AWT) (Director)||Member|
|Doris SCHNABEL||Germany||Head of Section Bioeconomy / Biotechnology, Ministry of Innovation, Science and Research of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia||Member|
|Electra PAPADOPOULOU||Greece||Senior researcher on Bio-products, R&D Department, CHIMAR Hellas S.A. Greece||Member|
|Emilia DEN BOER||Poland||Assistant Professor, Section of Waste Technology and Land Remediation, Institute of Environment Protection, Wroclaw University of Technology||Member|
|Eva CUDLINOVA||Czech Republic||Head of department Structural policy of EU and rural developement, University of South Bohemia, Economic faculty department Structural policy of EU and rural developement||Member|
|Holger ZINKE||Germany||Chief Executive Officer CEO / Vorsitzender des Vorstands, BRAIN Aktiengesellschaft||Member|
|Hordur KRISTINSSON||Iceland||Research Director of Matis and Director of Division of Biotechnology and Biomolecules, Matis Ltd (Icelandic Food and Biotechnology R&D Institute)||Member|
|Jim PHILIP||United Kingdom||Policy Analyst, Industrial Biotechnology, Marine Biotechnology, Environmental Biotechology and Synthetic Biology, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)||Member|
|Joanna DUPONT-INGLIS||United Kingdom||Director, Industrial Biotechnology, EuropaBio – The European Association of Bioindustries (Brussels)||Member|
|Johan ELVNERT||Sweden||Manager/Director, FTP Sprl||Member|
|Kjell IVARSSON||Sweden||Vice-chair of the Working Party on Research and Innovation in Copa-Cogeca, Federation of Swedish Farmers (LRF) – member of Copa and Cogeca||Member|
|Monika SORMANN||Austria||Senior policy adviser, Flemish Government – Department Economy, Science and Innovation||Member|
|Nathaniel PAGE||United Kingdom||Director, Fundatia ADEPT Transilvania||Member|
|Niels GOTKE||Denmark||Head of Divsion, Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education – Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation||Member|
|Peter PICKEL||Germany||Deputy Director and Manager External Relations, John Deere GmbH & Co. KG European Technology Innovation Center||Member|
|Peter SCHINTLMEISTER||Austria||Senior Technology Officer Life Sciences, Federal Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth, Austria||Member|
|Richard HOWELL||Ireland||Senior Inspector and Head of Research & Codex Division, Irish Departement of Agriculture, Food and the Marine||Member|
|Sarunas ZABLECKIS||Lithuania||Policy Officer, WWF European Policy Office||Member|
|Sirpa KURPPA||Finland||Research professor on sustainable bioeconomy, MTT Agrifood Research Finland||Member|
|Stanislaw BIELECKI||Poland||Rector, Lodz University of Technology||Member|
|Vjekoslav TICINA||Croatia||Senior scientist, Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries||Member|
Source: European Commission