Bioeconomy specific

  • Commission communication 'Innovating for sustainable growth: a bioeconomy for Europe' (EC 2012a)


  • Commission communications: legislative proposals on the common agricultural policy (CAP) beyond 2020 (COM/2018/392 final; COM/2018/393 final; COM/2018/394 final/2)
  • Commission communication 'Thematic Strategy for Soil Protection' (SEC(2006)620)

Forest-based sector

  • Commission communication 'A new EU forest strategy: for forests and the forest-based sector' (EC 2013a)
  • Commission staff working document `Multiannual implementation plan of the new EU forest strategy' (EC 2015a)
  • Blueprint for the EU Forest-based Industries (SWD(2013)343)

Fisheries, aquaculture and algae

  • The Common Fisheries Basic Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013
  • Commission communication 'Blue growth: opportunities for marine and maritime growth' (EC 2012e)
  • Report on the Blue Growth Strategy, Towards more sustainable growth and jobs in the blue economy, SWD (2017) 128 final
  • Commission communication 'Strategic guidelines for the sustainable development of EU aquaculture' (EC 2013e)
  • Joint communication "International ocean governance agenda for the future of our oceans" (EC 2016)


  • See cross-cutting policies (below)

Food and nutrition security

  • Commission communication 'An EU policy framework to assist security developing countries in addressing food security challenges' (EC 2010e)
  • Commission communication Increasing the impact of EU development policy: an agenda for change' (EC 2011c)
  • Commission communication 'Enhancing maternal and child nutrition in external assistance: an EU policy framework' (EC 2013b)
  • Commission communication ' The EU approach to resilience: learning from food security crises' (EC 2012c)


  • EU Renewable Energy Directive (2009/28/EC)
  • Commission communication 'An energy policy for Europe' (EC 2007a)
  • Commission communication 'A European strategic energy technology plan (SET-plan) — Towards a low carbon future' (EC 2007b)
  • Commission communication 'Limiting global climate change to 2 degrees Celsius — The way ahead for 2020 and beyond' (EC 2007c)
  • Commission communication 'Energy 2020 — A strategy for competitive, sustainable and secure energy' (EC 2010f)
  • Commission communication 'Energy roadmap 2050' (EC 2011d)
  • Commission communication 'A policy framework for climate and energy in the period from 2020 to 2030' (EC 2014a)
  • Commission communication: 'Accelerating Europe's transition to a low-carbon economy' (EC 2016k)
  • Clean Energy Package (2016)
  • Commission communication 'The role of waste-to-energy in the circular economy', (EC 2017a)

Bio-based industries

  • Commission communication 'A lead market initiative for Europe' (EC 2007d)
  • Commission communication 'Preparing for our future: developing a common strategy for key enabling technologies in the EU' (EC 2009)
  • Commission communication: 'A stronger European industry for growth and economic recovery' (EC 2012d)
  • Commission communication 'For a European industrial renaissance' (EC 2014f)
  • uture strategy on plastics use, reuse and recycling (EC 2016l)

Environmental protection and Climate Change

  • EU Action Plan for Nature, People and the Environment (COM(2017)0198 final)
  • EU Biodiversity Strategy (COM/2011/0244 final)
  • EU Strategy on adaptation to climate change (COM/2013/0216 final)

Circular economy - Waste

  • Commission communication 'Towards a circular economy: a zero Waste waste programme for Europe' (EC 2014e)
  • Commission communication 'Closing the loop — An EU action plan for the circular economy' (EC 2015b)
  • Commission communication 'The role of waste-to-energy in the circular economy' (EC 2017a)
  • Future strategy on plastics use, reuse and recycling (EC 2016l)
  • Waste package 2018
  • Fertiliser Regulation (Regulation (EC) No 2003/2003)
  • A European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy (EC 2018)

Regional policies - Smart specialisation

  • Commission communication 'Regional policy contributing to smart growth in Europe 2020' (EC 2010g)
  • Commission communication 'Strengthening Innovation in Europe's Regions: Strategies for resilient, inclusive and sustainable growth (EC 2017)

Research and innovation

  • Commission communication 'Europe 2020 flagship initiative - Innovation union' (EC 2010a)

Industrial policy

  • Commission Communication 'Investing in a smart, innovative and sustainable Industry- A renewed EU Industrial Policy Strategy' (COM/2017/0479 final)