EFI Mediterranean Regional Office - EFIMED

EFIMED is the Mediterranean Regional Office of the European Forest Institute.
Based in Barcelona, Spain, it was the first EFI Regional Office, launched in 2007.

Social Innovation for a bio-based economy:
first insights from the EFIMED breakfast

“Social innovation” and “bioeconomy” are among today’s buzz words in both political and scientific spheres. So what exactly are these two concepts and, when considered together, are they complementary or antagonistic? Furthermore, what are the implications and opportunities that might arise by combining them towards a new economy, centered on more sustainable, inclusive and bio-based solutions?

Complex questions were on the menu for the EFIMED breakfast, held in Barcelona on 16 May 2017, where a multidisciplinary gathering of experts had the chance to discuss these issues.

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  European Forum on Urban Forestry 2017  
 31 May - 2 June 2017, Barcelona, Spain                 


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EFIMED receives funding from the Ministry of Science and Innovation of Spain and the Department of Innovation, Universities and Enterprises of Catalonia and from the CTFC, Forest Technology Centre of Catalonia.