Policy Area (PA) ‘Bioeconomy’ aims at reinforcing sustainability of agriculture, forestry and fisheries by promoting an integrated approach.

The PA delivers primarily on the EUSBSR objective “Save the Sea” and the sub-objectives of “Clear Water” and “Rich and healthy wildlife”, which includes promoting a sustainable use of marine,
agricultural and forest resources as well as development of rural areas.

The Baltic Sea Region has the potential to become one of the world's leading regions in green growth and sustainable development. Bioeconomy offers many new business and job opportunities.

PA Bioeconomy is coordinated by the Nordic Council of Ministers; Finland (Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry); Sweden (Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation, Swedish Board of Agriculture), Lithuania (Ministry of Agriculture).


Policy Area Lead Coordinators               

Kristian Ersbøll Berg Poulsen
Nordic Council of Ministers

Leena Anttila
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Finland

Dalia Miniataite
Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Lithuania

Vitalija Fokienė
Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Lithuania

Fredric Nilsson
Swedish Board of Agriculture, Coordination Unit

Special advisor:
Torfi Jóhannesson


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According to the Revised Action Plan for the EU's Strategy for the Baltic Sea RegionRevised Action Plan for the EU's Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, PA-Bioeconomy has defined the following three actions:

Action 1: Strengthen the role and importance of bioeconomy for achieving increased sustainability, productivity and adaption to climate change as well as resilience, including climate resilience in ecosystems.

Action 2: Improving agricultural practices for sustainability and adaptation (e.g. to climate change) in a sustainable and resilient growing bio-economy.

Action 3: Strengthen multiple use of resources through cross-cutting and cross-sectoral approaches to release potential and accelerate the development of a sustainable circular bio-economy


PA Bioeconomy in EUSBSR blog