Based in Brussels, at the heart of EU policymaking, BIC also represents the interests of its members towards the EU institutions by advancing key issues concerning Europe's bioeconomy. In 2019-2020 the key priorities below were identified.
1. Secure a public-private partnership for a “Circular bio-based Europe” – the successor to the BBI JU.
2. Promote bio-based products as a solution in EU Circular Economy policy initiatives.
3. Establish a stable and predictable framework for bio-based products and guarantee a level playing field with fossil-based counterparts, by ensuring coherence between EU product regulations and R&D funding.
4. Promote a favourable framework for the bio-based industries in EU policy initiatives related to the Paris Climate Agreement and the UN SDGs.
5. Alleviate EU regulatory bottlenecks which hamper growth of the bio-based sector.