The European Commission announced an ambitious roadmap to tackle the challenges ahead of us. The “European Green Deal” is designed in such a way that no individual nor any region should be left behind the great transformation. The governmental initiative for knowledge-based agriculture, aquaculture, and forestry in the bioeconomy – BIOEAST, of 11 Central and Eastern European member states could play a key role in helping to form the necessary partnerships, to join forces in developing needs, priorities and to work together at the European level in order to achieve the common objectives.
The high-level conference on the 1st day aims to gather key political figures (state secretary level), ministry officials, policymakers, researchers, academia and other stakeholders involved in different parts of the BIOEAST environment to inform them about emerging policy developments and to discuss key priorities at the European level. Moreover, the aim is also to inform the EU institutions and respective officers dealing with the countries from the macro-region about the BIOEAST potential.