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Governance

The bodies of CBE JU are:

Governing Board

CBE JU’s Governing Board is the main decision-making body. An equal number of representatives from the European Union and BIC compose the Governing Board.

Among other tasks, the Board:

  • Supervises the implementation of the yearly work programme and budget
  • Approves the annual work programme and activity report

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Executive Director

The Executive Director is the chief executive in charge of the CBE JU’s day-to-day management. Philippe Mengal is current the Executive Director of CBE JU.

The Executive Director:

  • Implements Governing Board decisions
  • Is accountable to the Governing Board
  • Is the CBE JU’s legal representative
  • Manages the programme office that implements CBE JU actions

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States' representatives group

The States’ representatives group is an advisory body representing the EU Member States and associated countries.

Among other tasks, the States’ Representatives Group:

  • Provides opinion on the operations of CBE JU
  • Advises on the progress of the programme implementation, the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda, annual work programme and activity report
  • Expresses its judgement on measures taken to address specific objectives of the initiative

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Scientific Committee

The Scientific Committee is an advisory body of the CBE JU.

This advisory body:

  • Provides advice on the scientific priorities to be addressed in the CBE JU’s work programme in line with the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda and the Horizon Europe strategic planning
  • Helps highlight scientific achievements of the programme
  • Suggests corrective measures for the programme implementation when necessary
  • Provides independent scientific advice on specific issues at the request of the Governing Board

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Deployment Groups

The Deployment Groups bring together a wide range of CBE JU’s stakeholders to advise the Governing Board on issues related to the deployment of sustainable bio-based solutions.