Advisory council

In line with the implementation of the BIOEAST Vision 2030, which was endorsed in February 2018, and in the framework of the BIOEASTsUP project (launched on 1 October 2019) a panel of experts will be set up as Advisory Council to support the BIOEAST Initiative.
The Advisory Council will work as a bioeconomy panel for the macro-region. The aim is to give guidance to national policy makers but also to identify special challenges the macro-region might face with, and the ultimate aim is to contribute to the BIOEAST Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA). Fifteen high-level independent experts will be asked to participate.

The Advisory Council is set up with the aim to steer interactions and coordination among different policy areas, sectors and stakeholders in the bioeconomies of the Central and Eastern European countries, those supporting the BIOEAST Initiative. It will consist of experts coming from academia, national administrations and from stakeholder groups relevant to the macro-region’s bioeconomies.
The Advisory Council is composed of minimum 15 and up to 20 members from different bioeconomy related areas who are nominated by the BIOEAST Board

BIOEAST Advisory Council Members

Aivars LapiņšMinistry representative in OECDLV
Alexandra BenovicsováDiplomat, Agricultural Policy Unit at the Permanent Representation of the Slovak Republic to the EUSK
Anne VehvilainenFinish Ministerial Advisor in Bioeconomy, Chair of the expert group in Policy Support Facility for BIOEASTFI
Branka Šakić BobićAssistent Professor, University of Zagreb, Faculty of AgricultureHR
Christian PatermannInternationaly Bioeconomy Advisor, former European Commission directorDE
Erkki KaroAssoc. Professor, Tallinn University of Technology, Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and GovernanceEE
Eva CudlínováAssoc. Professor at the University of South Bohemia in České BudějoviceCZ
Fabio FavaProfessor, University of Bologna, BBI JU SRG chair, founder of the Italian Bioeconomy strategyIT
George SakellarisResearcher, BIOEAST HUB CZ, Bioeconomy Platform CZ, BIOEAST Foresight expert, Bioeconomy Education TWG LeaderCZ
István SzabóVice President for Science and International Affair – National Research, Development and Innovation OfficeHU
Janka Kosatdinova Kazakova-MatevaAssoc. Professor at the University of National and World Economy, Department „Economics of Natural Resources“BG
József PoppDirector of Institute of Economic Sciences at Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences, BIOEAST Foresight expertHU
Ladeja Košir-GodinaFounder and Executive Director of „Circular Change“ Think Tank, BIOEAST Foresight expertSI
Mariusz MatykaProfessor; Deputy Director in Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation (State Research Institute in Puławy)PL
Małgorzata ZimniewskaAssoc. Professor at the Department of Innovative Textile Technologies, INF&MP, BIOEAST Foresight expertPL
Robert MavsarDeputy Director of European Forest InstituteEFI
Rober M’BarekScientist in Agricultural Economics, team leader in JRCEC, JRC
Rando VärnikProfessor at the Institut of Economics and Social Sciences (EMU), Estonian University of Life Sciences, BIOEAST Foresight expertEE
Zita KriaučiūnieneVice Dean for Research and Development at Agronomy Faculty, Vytautas Magnus UniversityLT