Grassland and green shrubs cover 21% of the total surface of the EU-28 and as such are a key element of the regions landscape and biodiversity. Today, grass as a resource remains underutilised. It is often left to decay after mowing and thus causes costs and lost benefits for individuals and society.
At the occasion of the EU Green Week 2020, which aims to emphasise the contribution biodiversity can make to society and the economy, the GO-GRASS project will shed light on this overlooked potential during the online event ‘Go for Grass: exploiting grassland potential in the EU Circular economy’, that will take place on 22 October 2020.
This two-part online event, taking place from 10.00 to 12.00 CET and from 14.00 to 16.00 CET, will explore new business opportunities for rural areas arising from the exploitation of grassland and green fodder.
While the first session will demonstrate a range of innovative and cost-effective processes and technologies to transform grass into valuable bio-based products, the second session will afford stakeholders the opportunity to discuss various tools and resources that can foster the deployment of sustainable grassland management practices and circular business models across the EU.
The event will provide a chance for entrepreneurs, policy makers, rural networks and other European and local actors to discover a series of circular and sustainable grass-based business models with high replication potential. As such, it will offer a platform for stakeholders across Europe to present and discuss examples of circular, grass-based and integrated agro-food systems from different countries.
If you are curious to discover some of the magic recipes to transform grassland into golden nuggets and foster the deployment of the circular economy in rural areas, join our online event on 22 October !
To attend the event, please make sure to click on the button below to register, you will receive all the details to join the event per email after your registration.
For more information, do not hesitate to click here, or on the button above, to have a look at the detailed programme of this two-part online event series.