FACCE SURPLUS final conference: all about bioeconomy

FACCE SURPLUS will hold its final celebratory conference on February 26th 2020 in Brussels (Belgium). The objective of this encounter is to display not only FACCE SURPLUS achievements but also the recent developments of European bioeconomy. Dr. Christian Patermann, the “father” of bioeconomy has already confirmed his participation.

Discussions during the FACCE SURPLUS end term meeting in Düsseldorf in november 2018. Photo: Forschungszentrum Jülich / Wilhelm-Peter Schneider.

The programme of the conference will include keynote speeches and a discussion panel on the European advance in bioeconomy and the role that FACCE SURPLUS has played and can still play in this field. Bioeconomy will be considered not only from the historical point of view, but also at its present moment and in the nearest future, with a special focus on the European Union position regarding this area.

The conference will correspondingly put a spotlight on FACCE SURPLUS research projects. Among other suggestions, it will regard closely at one FACCE SURPLUS first call project that has made its way into the third call: MISCOMAR. It will also give an overview of the completed FACCE SURPLUS projects together with in depth examples of research activities, hopefully in an enticing way!

The attendants will come from the FACCE SURPLUS "world" (steering committee, FACCE- JPI boards and Secretariat, and project coordinators), the European Commission and other backgrounds involved with FACCE SURPLUS and bioeconomy.


FACCE SURPLUS is an ERA-NET Cofund formed in collaboration between the European Commission and a partnership of 15 countries in the frame of the Joint Programming Initiative on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change (FACCE-JPI).

In 2015, FACCE SURPLUS launched its first call for transnational research projects with the theme “Sustainable and Resilient agriculture for food and non-food systems”. The fourteen projects chosen were completed in 2019. 

In 2017, FACCE SURPLUS launched a second call on "Small scale Biorefineries". As a result, there are eight ongoing projects. Finally, in 2019 six projects have been selected to receive funding within the frame of the third FACCE SURPLUS call.

The FACCE SURPLUS collaboration will in principle terminate in 2020.


If you are interested in participating in the conference, please contact:  
Annia Domenech
FACCE-JPI Secretariat



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