BIOEASTsUP Project has organised an online webinar series “Advancing Sustainable Circular Bioeconomy in Central and Eastern European Countries”, where an overview of the BIOEAST initiative and its supporting project BIOEASTsUP was presented.
In total more than 200 participants , researchers, policymakers and industrial representatives attended the five thematic and technical sessions and got a comprehensive review on how the BIOEASTsUP project helps the BIOEAST countries in developing national bioeconomy strategies & action plans, building a strategic research and innovation agenda (SRIA) for evidence-based policy making. The broad participation at the webinars showed the big interests of the stakeholders to engage in the various national stakeholder bodies established in the project and contribute to the bioeconomy transition in Central and Eastern Europe.
The Agency for the Renewable Resources FNR was co-organiser of the online event and responsible for the organisation of the second session dedicated to the BIOEASTsUP BIO HUBs and national platforms for bioeconomy strategies development. The national platforms consist of different level national stakeholder bodies and working groups established in the project to enable the stakeholder to engage in the bioeconomy development process.
On 9 July the series of webinars was completed with a session dedicated to the exchange of good practices for bioeconomy value chains, addressed to different aspects of the bioeconomy and examples from different counties for instance education and knowledge transfer to farmers in Friuli Venezia Giulia Region (Italy), development of biobased products and start up establishment (Poland), potential of marine resources for biobased chemicals and pharmaceuticals (Croatia), unlocking the potential for forest based bioeconomy in the Region of North-Karelia, Finland. Dr. Fred Eickmeyer (ESKUSA GmbH, Germany) Coordinator of the project “Breeding, cultivation and utilization of Russian Dandelion (Taraxacum koksaghyz) – turning a wild plant into an industrial sustainable resource crop“ (TAKOWIND II) funded by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) via the FNR has presented the development of new value chain and business model for rubber production based on the wild plant Russian Dandelion.
All materials from the webinars series (presentations and videos) are available under https://bioeast.eu/documents/.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 862699.
FNR contact person: Dr. Boris Vashev