Webinar: COVID-19 and the Bioeconomy

10 Jul 2020

On July 10, the BioMonitor project in partnership with the ICABR had its first webinar which discusses the prominent role of the bioeconomy in the post-COVID-10 economic recovery actions


This webinar was organised together with the International Consortium on Applied and Bioeconomy Research (ICABR). It aimed to bring leading international experts from policy and science and discuss the importance of the bioeconomy as part of the post-COVID-19 economic recovery action plan.

Topics will include:

  • COVID-19 and the bioeconomy: an economic perspective
  • Experiences from 25 years of ICABR on innovation and the bioeconomy
  • What can we expect from EU bioeconomy policies
  • Regulation, the bioeconomy, and COVID-19
  • Development of the EU Bioeconomy

The speakers in this webinar were the following:

  • Justus Wesseler, Professor and Chair in Agricultural Economics and Rural Policy at Wageningen University (NL)
  • David Zilberman , Professor and Robinson Chair, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Berkeley (USA)
  • Carl Pray, Distinguished Professor in the Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics Department, the School for Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey (USA)
  • Robert M’barek, Agricultural Economist at the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre, Directorate for Sustainable Resources (ES)
  • Kai Purnhagen, Professor at the University of Bayreuth’s Faculty of Life Sciences (DE)
  • Tévécia Ronzon, Researcher at the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC), Directorate for Sustainable Resources (ES)


Now that the webinar has ended, you may access the following resources:

  • To watch the recorded session, click here.
  • To access the presentations, click here.




10 Jul 2020 from 17:00 to 19:00 (Europe/Rome)