The second BioMonitor expert workshop

The BioMonitor project will have its expert stakeholder workshop focused on data collection methodologies on November 14 at the Maternushaus in Cologne, Germany.

Press release - 18 Oct 2019

The BioMonitor project is working on re-structuring the current data and modelling framework catered to the bioeconomy within the European Union and across its Member States. One of the key objectives in the project is to identify the data gaps when measuring the bioeconomy. To do so, the consortium would need to choose specific data collection methodologies that can provide a full prognosis of the European bioeconomy from whoever’s perspective.

Representatives of BioMonitor will meet experts at the second BioMonitor expert workshop on 14 November 2019 which will be held from 13:00 to 17:00 at Maternushaus in Cologne (Germany). The workshop will be a side event of the 8th Biocomposites Conference, the world’s leading conference about biocomposites, organised by nova-Institute, partner of BioMonitor.

What could be the data basis for a future monitoring system of the European bioeconomy? Should it rely mainly on a smart exploitation of existing statistics or new data sources, implying increased reporting burdens for industry and statistical offices, who are expected to collect such data? In BioMonitor, we have been investigating different data collection methodologies, from innovative ways of inferring information on the bioeconomy from existing data to expanding the statistical classification to include new bio-based products and sectors and stakeholders are now invited to provide us their comments and recommendations” stated Stephan Piotrowski (nova-Institute).

At the workshop, representative from BioMonitor will give presentations about:

  • Inferring data on the bioeconomy from existing statistics
    Stephan Piotrowski, nova-Institute (Germany)
  • The Material Flow Monitor
    Jocelyn van Berkel, CBS (The Netherlands)
  • Constructing detailed supply and use tables for EU Member States including bio-based sectors
    David Verhoog, Wageningen Economic Research (The Netherlands)
  • What are the emerging bio-based products and industries for being monitored and integrated in statistics?
    Myrna van Leeuwen, Wageningen Economic Research (The Netherlands)

Presentations will be followed by a debate to collect input from participants for further refinement.

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