Seconded National Expert - Bioeconomy (RTD-B-2)

European Commission
Place of employment
Brussels, Belgium
Application deadline
20 Mar 2023


Directorate-General for Research and Innovation's mission is to develop and implement the European research and innovation policy with a view to achieving European policy priorities, and in particular, the European Green Deal. The DG supports research and innovation through European Framework Programmes, coordinates and supports national and regional research and innovation programmes, contributes to the creation of the European Research Area and supports European organisations and researchers in their cooperation at international level.

Unit RTD B.2, "Bioeconomy and Food systems", supports the transition to the Healthy Planet, which is climate neutral by 2050, and operates within safe planetary boundaries. The unit supports this objective by accelerating the deployment of a circular and sustainable Bioeconomy across Europe and by future-proofing our food systems by engaging communities and delivering climate-neutral, circular, sustainable and innovative solutions that provide nutritious and healthy food and diets for all.

The tasks of the national expert will include support on the following dossiers:

- Follow up Bioeconomy policy developments at national, regional or local level in Member States, including cooperation at international level;

- Providing support to the Bioeconomy team in DG R&I in planning and organising bioeconomy events;

- Draft comprehensive analysis reports, briefings and/or updates to existing ones on the implementation of the Bioeconomy Strategy;

- Draft Horizon Europe topics on Bioeconomy governance.

- Implementation of the EU’s Bioeconomy Strategy (support to BIOEAST Member States; work on finance issues related to the implementation of the Bioeconomy strategy; up-scaling skills related to the bioeconomy, etc.);

- Coordinate the cooperation with Joint Research Centre of the Commission on bioeconomy related policies (Monitoring Systems, Modelling, Knowledge synthesis, etc.);

- Support the implementation of the European Bioeconomy Policy Forum and manage the High-level and Expert-level meetings of this group.

The Permanent Representation of Austria to the EU points out that ONLY applications submitted by the Permanent Representation will be considered. Interested parties are therefore requested to send application documents (Europass CV, letter of motivation and declaration of approval of the employer) in English by March 20, 2023 by email to

For more detailed information on the job profile, requirements and selection procedure, please refer to the detailed vacancy notice below.

Reference: RTD-B-2