New publications of the Thematic Group on ‘Mainstreaming the Bioeconomy’

A multi-stakeholder Thematic Group on ‘Mainstreaming the Bioeconomy’, animated by the European Network of Rural Development, published recommendations on the use of CAP -funded Rural Development Programmes and other public instruments to promote sustainable bioeconomy development in rural areas. They are summarized in the documents ‘How to mainstream the bioeconomy in rural areas?’ and ‘How to use RDPs to support rural bioeconomy?’ The recommendations can also be used to guide the design of bioeconomy interventions in the Member States’ new CAP Strategic Plans for the post-2020 period. Further materials of interest to regional authorities and rural bioeconomy actors are available on the Thematic Group web site.