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Biobased and social innovation to revitalise European local communities

Project description

Creating a participatory and inclusive approach

The goal is to achieve a resource-efficient and circular bio-based production and consumption system. This is a priority for communities across Europe. In this context, the EU-funded BIOLOC project will select 12 EU countries to demonstrate their circular bio-based economy deployment potential. Specifically, the project will raise public awareness and revitalise local economies using advanced inclusive business models. BIOLOC will address non-technical challenges from the perspective of local development to elaborate on concepts and solutions. Not only will this foster a participatory and inclusive approach, but it will also develop resilient innovative bio-based activities open to the contribution of socially disadvantaged or marginalised groups.

Objective

The aim of BIOLOC is to advance the role and impact of biobased and social innovation to revitalise European local communities to accelerate the all-inclusive transition to a resource-efficient and circular biobased production and consumption system. BIOLOC will blend methodological work with circumstantial actions focused in 12 European regions (IT, NL, ES, DE, GR, BG, SK, SL, HR, HU, RO, CZ) that have been selected based on their circular biobased economy (CBE) deployment potentials. BIOLOC identified the following specific objectives as most urgent and attainable through an envisaged set of CSA-actions: i) to raise awareness; ii) to revitalise local economies; iii) to advance inclusive business models; iv) to increase opportunities; v) to valorise knowledge and enhance capacities, and vi) to sustain innovation ecosystems. BIOLOC will address these non-technical challenges from the perspective of local development to elaborate on concepts and solutions that will favour a positive cascading effect on communities by fostering a participatory and inclusive approach to developing resilient innovative biobased activities open to the contribution of socially disadvantaged or marginalized groups. BIOLOC will prompt and drive the establishment of permanent public-private multi-stakeholder communities-of-practice/deployment HUBS that will pioneer social trialogue on an innovative and inclusive CBE as a leveraging factor for sustainable and resilient local development in the broader context of the New Green Deal. The extensive awareness-raising and outreach activities that will address the wider population, including the socially disadvantaged/ marginalized groups, will allow bringing an ancillary contribution to the expected impact of more informed and engaged stakeholders and end-users, including primary producers and consumers.

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INCE INIZIATIVA CENTRO EUROPEA - SEGRETARIATO ESECUTIVO
Net EU contribution
€ 428 750,00
Address
Via genova 9
34121 Trieste
Italy

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Region
Nord-Est Friuli-Venezia Giulia Trieste
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
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