National Contact Point

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food
Department for Development and Knowledge Transfer Service

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food
Department for Development and Knowledge Transfer Service

Permanent Representation of the Republic of Slovenia to the EU

The BIOEAST Initiative’s National Contact Point (NCP) is the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food. One of the NCP’s main roles at national level is to interact and coordinate the national views with other bioeconomy related ministries.


The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food of Slovenia performs tasks in the field of agriculture, rural development, food, plant protection, veterinary and zootechnics, forestry, hunting, fisheries and aquaculture, food and feed quality and safety. A special focus of the ministry is also research, development and innovation (R&D&I) in the above mentioned fields – in this regard the ministry cooperates in European R&D&I programmes and supports projects on the national and international, mostly European level.
Topics from the field of bioeconomy are addressed in the Resolution on Strategic Guidelines for the Development of the Slovenian Agriculture and Food Industry by 2020 – “Ensuring the Food for Tomorrow” (2011) and in the strategy on implementing the resolution (2014), in the Slovenian Framework Programme for the Transition to a Green Economy (2015), in the Slovenia’s Development Strategy 2030 (2017), in the Slovenian Strategy on Smart Specialisation (2017) and in the Roadmap towards a Circular Economy in Slovenia (2018).

Relevant details regarding the bioeconomy

JRC Bioeconomy KC –
BBI JU Country Fact Sheets –

Nation bioeconomy hub of Slovenia is available at the following link


AlpBioEco – Valorisation of innovative bio-economical potentials along bio-based food & botanical extract value chains in the Alpine Space
AlpLinkBioEco – Linking BioBased Industry Value Chains Across the Alpine Region
DanuBioValNet – Cross-clustering partnership for boosting eco-innovation by developing a joint bio-based value-added network for the Danube Region
POLY4EMI – Polymers for Emerging Industries
BERST – Building Regional BioEconomies
Cel.Cycle – Cel.Cycle Discarded potentials of biomass
SusChem Slovenia
InnoRenew Centre of Excellence
SRIP – Circular economy
TECES /SRIP Smart buildings and home with Wood Chain
Circular Change
Pilots4U APPLAUSE – Alien PLAnt SpEcies