Post Term: CASA

Bioeconomy Research & Innovation Policy Landscape in Europe: A Review

Bioeconomy Research & Innovation Policy Landscape in Europe: A Review

The overall objective of CASA was to help set a consolidated common agricultural and wider bioeconomy research agenda within the European Research Area. CASA achieved this by bringing the Standing Committee on Agricultural Research (SCAR) to the next level of performance as a research policy think tank.  It collaborated with the SCAR ) Bioeconomy Strategic Working Group (BSW), and supported a series of workshops aiming to facilitate development of national bioeconomy strategies in 11 Central European countries, Greece and Portugal.

Bioeconomy Research & Innovation Policy Landscape in Europe: A Review aims to review some of the principal research and innovation (R&I) policy frameworks existing and adopted at the EU level to support the bioeconomy, and in particular across the Directorate-General (DG) network including DG Research and Innovation (DG R&I), DG Agriculture and Rural Development (DG Agri) and DG for the Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG Grow). These three DGs were chosen given their high relevance and close connection to bioeconomy development from perspectives of securing biomass inputs, improving processing technologies, creating industries and appropriate business models and forming and informing market demand. While the policies and supports of many other DGs inevitably also contribute to the European bioeconomy (e.g. DG Environment, DG Climate Action, DG Competition and DG Energy), the aim of this focused assessment is to review principal R&I policy interactions and identify any gaps in the system.

Overview of studies commissioned by CASA

Overview of studies commissioned by CASA

The overall objective of CASA was to help set a consolidated common agricultural and wider bioeconomy research agenda within the European Research Area. CASA achieved this by bringing the Standing Committee on Agricultural Research (SCAR) to the next level of performance as a research policy think tank.  It collaborated with the SCAR Bioeconomy Strategic Working Group (BSW), and supported a series of workshops aiming to facilitate development of national bioeconomy strategies in 11 Central European countries, Greece and Portugal.

This report briefly introduces the scope and main outcomes and outputs of 17  external studies that were commissioned by the CASA project.

CASA – Common Agriculutral and wider bioeconomy reSearch Agenda

CASA – Common Agriculutral and wider bioeconomy reSearch Agenda

The overall objective of CASA is a consolidated common agricultural and wider bioeconomy research agenda within the European Research Area.

The common research agenda will be jointly shared by Member States of the European Union and Associated Countries. It will improve the alignment and interoperability of the respective national research programme(s).

This will be achieved through enhanced cooperation, coordination and information exchange between the Member States, Associated Countries and the European Commission.

This includes increasing the opportunities for Member States and Associated Countries to engage in the aforementioned activities.

The conduit for this will be the Standing Committee of Agricultural Research (SCAR) and the various SCAR working groups, through which all Member States and Associated Countries are brought together with a view to fostering cooperation, coordination and information exchange, as well as streamlining research policy, in the bioeconomy and closely related fields.

The overarching aim of CASA will be achieved through the accomplishment of the following four specific objectives:

  1.  Increased and broadened participation, interaction and collaboration of Member States and Associated Countries
  2. Improved quality of outputs and outcomes of the Standing Committee of Agricultural Research creating added value for greater impact
  3. Strengthening the production of more strategic policy advice by the Standing Committee of Agricultural Research based on the increased, deepened and broadened participation facilitated by CASA
  4. Improve overall organisation, communication and dissemination of SCAR activities, outputs and outcomes for greater impact

  • Grant Agreement ID
    727486
  • Call Topic

    H2020-EU.3.2.4.

    H2020-EU.3.2.1.

    H2020-EU.3.2.2.

  • Project Website
  • Duration
    From: 2016-09-01
    To: 2019-08-31
  • Overall Budget
    2 122 461,25 €
  • Coordinator
    FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH

PROJECT CONTENTS

Bioeconomy Research & Innovation Policy Landscape in Europe: A Review
The overall objective of CASA was to help set a consolidated common agricultural and wider bioeconomy research agenda within the
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Overview of studies commissioned by CASA
The overall objective of CASA was to help set a consolidated common agricultural and wider bioeconomy research agenda within the
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