1. We would like to inform you that BBI 2017 Annual Work Plan is now published on our website at the following link.
The key dates regarding the annual work plan are as follows:
i. Call opens: April
ii. Call closes: September
iii. Evaluations: September-November
iv. Results published: December
2. Please note that the BBI JU 2017 Open Info Day & Brokerage event will take place on 28 April 2017– SAVE THE DATE!
3. There is also a public stakeholder consultation launched by the European Commission on “Interim evaluation of the Joint Undertakings operating under Horizon 2020”. The consultation include questions on seven JUs, including the Bio-based Industries (BBI). The questionnaire is available under this link. Please feel invited to provide your views on BBI JU and other JUs via this survey. The consultation is open until 11 March 2017 and it shall take around 20 minutes to respond to the questions. The aim of this consultation is to collect the views of the public about the implementation of the JUs under Horizon 2020 for the period 2014 to 2016. The outcome of this public consultation will provide input to the currently on-going interim evaluation of the JUs, covering the same period. The results of the interim evaluation will be used as a basis to improve the performance of the JUs and will be communicated to the European Parliament and the Council, national authorities, the research community and other stakeholders.
4. Please also note there is a Call for Expressions of Interest for experts to be appointed Scientific Committee (SC) members published in the Official Journal (OJ) of the European Union. For more information see the BBI JU website.
National Contact Point – Horizon 2020 – Societal Challenge 2
States Representative Group – Biobased Industries PPP
Department of Agriculture, Food & Marine
Research, Food & Codex Coordination
Research & Codex Division
6 West, Agriculture House
+353 1607 2302
+353 8683 07726