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EFIB 2021 | Vienna Statement Launch

30 November 2021 @ 2:00 pm 3:15 pm CET

The ‘EFIB 2021 Vienna Statement’ marked the launch of an annual call to action from EuropaBio members, with policy asks and actions critical in the short term for Europe’s delivery of a bioeconomy.

Developed through 2021 and published at EFIB in Vienna, the statement includes:
• Next generation Europe: An urgent call to action
• Industrial biotechnology: Proving its value to society, environment and economy
• The clock is ticking for European climate and competitive ambitions
• Time is now – EFIB Vienna Statement requests for modernisation of regulation and policy, Education and awareness and financing innovation


Dr Claire Skentelbery, Director General, EuropaBio


Stefan Buchholz, Senior Vice President R&D Nutrition & Care, Evonik

Elke Duwenig,  Senior Biotechnology Expert Regulatory / Public & Government Affairs, Nutrition & Health, BASF

Jim Philp, Science and Technology Analyst, OECD

• Video message by Simone Schmiedtbauer, Member of the European Parliament, Group of the European People’s Party, Austria

• Video message by Virginijus Sinkevičius, European Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries

We invite you now to join us for the wider launch of the EFIB Vienna Statement – to set the challenge for Europe and discuss what this means for policy, regulation, investment and innovation.

Join us on 30 November at 14:00 CET and be part of the conversation in the 12 months until the next EFIB conference in Vilnius, Lithuania, October 2022.