Author: Susanna Albertini

Bioeconomy strategy development in EU regions – JRC KCB just released a study

Bioeconomy strategy development in EU regions – JRC KCB just released a study

This study aimed to map and analyse the deployment of bioeconomy strategies at regional level in the EU-27. It was conducted from July 2021 to March 2022 and covered regulatory frameworks in place or under development as of November 2021 by the JRC Knowledge Centre for Bioeconomy.
The focus was on regions at NUTS 1 and NUTS 2 territorial levels. The NUTS 3 level was only analysed in cases where no relevant information could be found at higher levels. Usually, the research focused on the predominant sub-national NUTS level in each country.
The findings show that 194 regions in the EU-27 have, or are working towards, a strategic framework related to the bioeconomy. Of these, 28 regions have fully dedicated bioeconomy strategies, while one region is elaborating such a strategy. 62 regions have strategic frameworks with strong bioeconomy focus, with other 7 regions elaborating such a strategy. Lastly, 94 regions have strategies with minimum bioeconomy content, while another 2 regions are developing such a strategy.
Overall, there are 359 bioeconomy-related strategies at regional level in the EU-27. Of those, 334 frameworks are published. Of these 334, 324 are regional and 10 are multi-regional strategic frameworks.
The report includes a methodological note, data and visualisations from the mapping, an analysis of commonalities and divergences between regional strategies across the EU based on their general characteristics and a focused summary for each Member State. It is complemented by the underpinning dataset, published separately.

Interested to know a few highlights from the study?:

In the EU-27, there are:
– 28 regions with fully dedicated bioeconomy strategies
– 62 with strategies with a strong bioeconomy focus
– 94 with strategies with minimum bioeconomy content
– 10 with strategies under development
Overall, 194 regions have a bioeconomy-related strategy

In total, there are 324 regional strategies related to the bioeconomy:
– 32 fully dedicated to the bioeconomy
– 209 where bioeconomy is embedded within a wider strategic framework
– 83 cover bioeconomy within a sectoral strategy

The regional strategies are well aligned with the EU bioeconomy strategy: most of them aim to tackle its objectives, especially to manage the natural resources sustainably, reduce dependence on non-renewable resources & create jobs.

The regional strategies show a wide & comprehensive portfolio of policy measures to enable the bioeconomy in the EU regions, like funding of R&I, to ensure policy coherence by improving governance, foster collaboration, promote & raise awareness, etc.

Different types of biomass resources are addressed by the regional strategies, especially those from agriculture, forests and wastes.

These and many more insights available in the report (https://lnkd.in/dQQWzygK). The underlying data is also available for further analysis (https://lnkd.in/dYRZa877)

From date
2022-05-16
To date
2022-05-16
3rd Summer School on Circular Bioeconomy & Sustainable Development

3rd Summer School on Circular Bioeconomy & Sustainable Development

6 – 10 SEPTEMBER 2021 THESSALONIKI GREECE
American Farm School

Objectives and Aims
In the current Circular Bioeconomy concept, the key players are the new
generation of experts and managers possessing a wide educational background
and capable of covering the entire spectrum of this multidisciplinary and crosssectoral
field. In this frame, we aim to invite students and young scientists to
participate in the 3rd Summer School to be organized ΟΝ-LINE AND FREE OF
CHARGE from 6 to 10 September 2021.

The topics
• The Agricultural and Forest Value Chains
• The Aquatic Value Chain
• Biodiversity, Digitalisation and Bio-Informatics in the Post Genome Era.
• Societal, Innovation, Regulatory, and Clustering Issues.
• Education Worldwide

Target Audience
There is no specific limit on the number of participants. Preferably graduate
students and young researchers.

Towards a hybrid education frame
This year the Summer School will be organized entirely online, for the last time.
The current pandemic situation imposes that. However, we consider this a
challenging opportunity for testing new communication and educational systems
which could efficiently substitute traditional educational methods.

Expected outcomes and perspectives
• Familiarization of the students with the current trends of Circular Bioeconomy
and Sustainable Development
• Enabling interest for a particular region
• Introduction to some new aspects and perspectives
• Involvement of the students in practice. Presentation of case studies from the
Industry.

Chaired by
Prof. Dr. Konstantinos E. Vorgias

Commission
Free of charge

Registration: cvorgias@biol.uoa.gr

Program 3rd Summer School on Circular Bioeconomy & Sustainable Development

From date
2021-09-06
To date
2021-09-10
Promote education, training and skills across the EU bioeconomy First study workshop

Promote education, training and skills across the EU bioeconomy First study workshop

Online participatory workshop: 26 October from 9:30 to 16:30 CEST

Deloitte, Empirica and Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini (FGB) are organising an online participatory workshop, together with the European Commission’s Directorate General for Research & Innovation (DG RTD) as part of its study on “Promote education, training and skills across the bioeconomy”.

Workshop objectives

The workshop aims to gather a wide-range of stakeholders in the field of bioeconomy education training and skills (education institutions, private and public sector, academics and scientists), in order to discuss current trends and future skills needs in the European bioeconomy towards 2030 and 2050.

Moderated by Joanna Inglis-Dupont, this highly interactive one-day online workshop will welcome renowned speakers in the field of bioeconomy education and skills.

Susanna Albertini (FVA, Transition2BIO, EuBioNet, BIOBec, BIOVOICES, LIFT, Biobridges, BIOWAYS) will give the speech “Inspiring Young Generations”.

Below you can read the complete Agenda:

Participants will also have multiple occasions to exchange with the study team and to meet with peers.

Join us in shaping the future of skills in the EU bioeconomy!

Click here to find more information and register.

The registration will be open until 14 October, but the spots are limited.

From date
2021-10-26
To date
2021-10-26
Call for Lessons Learnt and best practices in Communication, Awareness Raising and Education for mutual learning workshop

Call for Lessons Learnt and best practices in Communication, Awareness Raising and Education for mutual learning workshop

The European Bioeconomy Network and projects BIOVOICES, BioCannDo, Biobridges and LIFT is organising the European MML (Mobilisation and Mutual Learning) workshop “The role of communication and education to promote changes in purchasing habits and increasing the acceptance of bio-based products” that will be held in Helsinki on the 8th of July as satellite event of the Bioeconomy Conference 2019 https://www.bioeconomy.fi/eubioscene19/#home.

The announcement of this satellite event is on line: https://www.bioeconomy.fi/workshop-the-role-of-communication-and-education-to-promote-changes-in-purchasing-habits-and-increasing-the-acceptance-of-bio-based-products/

 

We would like to invite the EuBioNet members to share their lesson learnt in communication, awareness raising and education as short pitch and/or to participate to the Mobilisation and Mutual Learning session.

We also kind ask you to share this invitation to relevant projects and networks.

 

The registration to the workshop is free of charge, but the registration is requested.

This is the page where you will find more infos and the registration form.

www.biovoices.eu/helsinki

 

Please note that the registration to the main conference, hosting our satellite event, will be possible only before the 17 of April.

for more information:
Chiara Pocaterra: pocaterra@apre.it;
Silvia Valentini: valentini@apre.it;
Susanna Albertini: albertini@fvaweb.it