The second BioMonitor expert workshop

Cologne, Germany - 14 Nov 2019

The BioMonitor project will have its expert stakeholder workshop focused on data collection methodologies on 14 November 2019 at the Maternushaus in Cologne, Germany.


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.

Three partners from the BioMonitor project are teaming up this November 14 (from 13:00 to 17:00) at Maternushaus in Cologne, Germany and are seeking experts’ opinion regarding these data collection methodologies. The aim of this workshop is to get a hold of the best approaches based on the stakeholders’ knowledge and experience and be able to use them in order to get hold of all the data related to the European bioeconomy and use these as a basis for the BioMonitor project to create its robust and effective framework for stakeholders.

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.

To access the full programme, click here.

To register, click here.

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14 Nov 2019 from 13:00 to 17:00 (Europe/Rome)


Kardinal-Frings-Straße 1
Cologne, 50668 Germany