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Bioregions Forum: Visions, approaches and experiences in the forest circular bioeconomy

13.11.2018 - 13.11.2018

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13 November 2018, Barcelona, Spain

European regions are very diverse and they have different natural resources, biomass availability and economic structures. In consequence, the bioeconomy takes different shapes in different regions through innovative and tailored combination of biomass production and processing capacities, agro-ecological developments, green infrastructure and nature-based-solutions. Frequently however they face similar challenges and much can be learned from each other’s experiences and approaches.

In these context, the Forest Economy Bioregions Forum (Bioregions Forum), hosted by the Region of Catalonia and co-organised by CTFC, EFI, Region of North Karelia (Finland), ERIAFF and the Committee of the Regions, will provide an opportunity to share knowledge and experiences among regions and actors in the policy-science-society interface.

 

The Forum will address specifically the following themes:

  • Developing Regional bioeconomy Strategies
  • Building the bioeconomy in Smart Specialisation Strategies and Rural Development Plans
  • Creating enabling policy environment, including improved access to finance and market development
  • Strengthening Research, Development and Innovation ecosystems.
  • Integrating biodiversity and environmental services in the Bioeconomy
  • Assessment on the impacts of EU and National Policies and regulations
  • Visioning, communicating and engaging society in the Bioeconomy

The Forum will combine plenary sessions to showcase successful regional approaches with thematic workgroup to facilitate networking and knowledge exchange around specific themes.

This forum is complemented by the Biocities Forum, which will take place the following day, November 14th, in Fira Barcelona, within the framework of the Smart City Expo World Congress.

With the support of the Obra Social “la Caixa”.

Register now!

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