Bioeconomy Action Plan for Austria

Title: Bioeconomy Action Plan for Austria

Funding source: Federal Ministry for Climate Action (BMK); Federal Ministry of Agriculture (BML); Federal Ministry of Education (BMBWF)

Implementation period: 2019 - 2021


An Austria-wide series of workshops on the Bioeconomy Action Plan began in mid-2019. In this series, the strategic objectives were discussed with all affected stakeholder groups and the fields of action were concretized. To this end, a total of 20 events were held with more than 400 experts from companies, research institutions, associations, social partners, NGOs and public bodies. Wood construction and wood-based value creation were addressed in particular in the workshops in Styria (led by Holzcluster STMK), but also in Tyrol and Vorarlberg (led by Energieinstitut Vorarlberg). Topics such as sustainable raw material extraction were also discussed. In the course of the events, a total of about 800 inputs were collected, which could be summarized in various aggregation processes to more than 100 measures. In addition, each measure was evaluated and prioritized by the three departments involved in the process. The aim was to round off the content of the measures from a technical point of view and to identify measures with a high weighting for the objectives of the Austrian bioeconomy strategy.