Vitalise Europe’s Urban Bioeconomy

Wednesday 26 May | 15:00-16:00 CET

As an integral part of the circular economy, the urban bioeconomy focuses on the geographic areas in and around cities, including their regions. As industrial processes transition towards circular business models, the recovery of valuable resources from waste is particularly powerful for producing bio-based products. Indeed the EU Bioeconomy Strategy sees cities becoming “major circular bioeconomy hubs”. To get there cities and regions need solid governance, creative innovation and more circular economy solutions.

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Introducing the HOOP project with 8 cities and regions that are leading the way in advancing circular economy solutions for urban biowaste and wastewater. Given that cities demand almost two-thirds of global energy, produce up to 80% of greenhouse gas emissions and 50% of global waste, HOOP is forging the way ahead for cities and regions to implement real solutions. Learn more about the dynamics of the urban bioeconomy.

This is an official EU Green Week Partner Event with the participation of


Adrián Zittelli Ferrari

Director-General, European Union Relations, Region of Murcia (Alternate member), European Committee of the Regions (CoR)

Gemma Castejón

Director of CETENMA & Coordinator of HOOP

Martín Soriano

R&D Project Coordinator at CETENMA & Coordinator of HOOP

Andrea Accorigi

Policy Analyst, Water Governance and Circular Economy Cities, Urban Policies, and Sustainable Development Division Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities (OECD)

Stuart Reigeluth

Founder of REVOLVE