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EuBioNet yearly partners’ workshop – Bioeconomy Communication and Stakeholders’ engagement in times of COVID-19

EuBioNet yearly partners’ workshop – Bioeconomy Communication and Stakeholders’ engagement in times of COVID-19


The world pandemic crisis changed the way we live, communicate and behave. How this change over affected the work of the CSA projects (Coordination and Support Action) and other players involved the circular bioeconomy communication?

The European Bioeconomy Network, the alliance of nearly 70 EU funded projects dealing with Bioeconomy promotion, communication and support, promotes a Mobilisation and Mutual learning workshop to discuss and share ideas and solutions to maximise the impact of project’s activities in the current times.

The workshop, was organised in collaboration with BIOVOICES, aimed to stimulate the discussion in light of the Global Bioeconomy Summit (16-20 Nov 2020). Inspirational ideas and good practices were provided for the future EuBioNet partners’ activities and have been explored collaboration opportunities among projects and initiatives for the 2021 action plan (responding to the updated 2018 bioeconomy strategy).


  • Facilitate the awareness and exchange of inspirational good practices
  • Stimulate a problem oriented discussion on how to overcome the limitation due to safety constrains
  • Improve the quality and impact of communication and stakeholders engagement activities for the next months

Expected outcomes 

  • Identify collaboration opportunities among projects and initiatives for the 2021 action plan (responding to the updated 2018 bioeconomy strategy)

Discussion topics

  1. CSA projects have changed the way they deploy their communication and stakeholders engagement activities to respond to the new reality. What are these new challenges (for example fatigue, competition, uniqueness of contents, new formats) and what are the opportunities (e.g. budget/time available, freedom to test new formats, more “relaxed” atmosphere)?
  2. What activities, tools, messages, channels and formats have demonstrated to be effective for communication and stakeholders engagement? Lessons learnt and success stories from the last 8 months: What worked? (activities, tools, messages, channels and formats (10 Minutes); What should be re-think? 
  3. How to maximize the impact of future activities? (e.g. organising knowledge exchange among EuBioNet partners, find new target audiences like TV)


Mobilisation and Mutual Learning workshop:

  • brief presentations of 7/8 inspirational case studies from different projects (Some EuBioNet members will share their success stories in communication and stakeholders engagement in times of Covid-19).
  • interactive panel discussion supported by online collaborative tools
  • collaborative definition of the 2021 action plan

Inspirational case studies

  • LIFT – Alexandre Almeida – Attracting 1200 stakeholders worldwide through 4 thematic workshops (March 2020)
  • BIOVOICES – Michela Cohen – Responsive Social media strategy during COVID-19
  • Biobridges – Beatriz Palomo Belbel – #BioHeroes leveraging social media influencers to spread the bioeconomy to large public
  • BLOOM – Norbert Steinhaus – Can you hear me? Learnings from social distancing needs for Bloom’s outreach activities
  • BIOEASTsUP – Magdalena Borzęcka – How COVID-19 taught us to be more efficient in engaging stakeholders
  • BE-Rural – Aleksandar Chebotarev -Bridging pandemic challenges for stakeholder engagement – the case of BE-Rural region “Strumica”
  • AlpBioEco – Anna Bäuerle – Engage local stakeholders in online workshops experimenting participative approaches (e.g. Lego Serious Play)
  • POWER4BIO – Christine Beusch – From offline to online: adapting our measures to enable knowledge exchange and networking between regions

How the new projects Allthings.bioPRO (Anne Warning), BIOSWITCH (Ana Martinez) and Transition2BIO (Matteo Sabini) are planning to deal with the COVID-19 situation in their communication and stakeholders engagement activities?

Finf the agenda here: EuBioNet concept workshop_2020


If you missed the event you can…

Access all the presentations HERE

Watch the full video of the event:


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BioCannDo Think Biobased Challenge for students

BioCannDo Think Biobased Challenge for students

Think Biobased Challenge

The Think Biobased Challenge invites European College or University students, to design Biobased educational material that students will never forget.
Help creating a better environment and win prizes just by doing so!

We are all on the verge of a transition to a world in which we want and need to be less dependent on fossil raw materials. In the transition to this world, we aim for an economy that runs on biomass as a raw material.
For this transition to a Biobased Economy we need brilliant minds in the future. The road there already starts in primary education (9-12 years old), secondary education (13-16 years old) and secondary vocational education (17-22 years old).

You are an European College or University student and we challenge you to develop innovative teaching materials that can be used to draw attention to the Biobased Economy. Not in a boring lesson, but in such a way that this learning experience can always stay with you. How cool is it when students throughout Europe get to work with a Biobased Lesson that you have created? Moreover, a total prize money of € 9.000,- will be divided among the best entrants!


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On 13-14 November 2018 in Rome (IT), BIOVOICES project will organize a Focus Group to define what challenges should be addressed to support Bioeconomy and Bio-Based market uptake. The workshop will bring together experts in the Bioeconomy field from Business, Research and Education, Public Administration, Civil Society and Users aiming to discuss and validate the project’s findings on the key challenges that must be addressed at European and national level, drawing in this way the framework of the Mobilization and Mutual Learning (MML) activities that will follow.

This document gives an overview about the BIOVOICES Focus Group.

The European Bioeconomy Network supports this activity: partners involved in the following projects will join: AlpBioEco, Biobridges, BioCannDo, BioSTEP, BIOVOICES, BIOWAYS, CommBeBiz, InnProBio, ISABEL, RoadToBio, STAR-ProBio, Transition to Green Economy

Are you interested in being involved in the Focus Group?
Please contact Iakovos Delioglanis (responsible for BIOVOICES of the Focus Group).

Lesson Learnt from Eu funded projects – Brussels 28 March 2018

Lesson Learnt from Eu funded projects – Brussels 28 March 2018

The launching event of the European Bioeconomy Network took place in Brussels, on the 28 of March 2018 and was hosted by the European Commission.

The 23 participating projects (BioLinX, ISAAC, BIOPOLIS, BIOWAYS, SuperBIO, ISABEL, BioHorizon, RoadToBio, DEMETER, BIOrescue, STAR4BBI, BioCannDo, BIOPEN, STAR-ProBio, SIM4NEXUS, BLOOM, BIOVoices, BIOSMART, BIOBRIDGES, T2gE – Transition to Green Economy, BioSTEP, CommBeBiz, EMBRACED, PLATFORM, OPEN-BIO, InnProBio, KBBPPS), presented, shared and discussed lesson learnt from their projects, identifying best and worst practices and expressed the willing to define a common action plan to align projects’ activities.

The outcomes of the workshop can be found here

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