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Mobilizing European Communities of Practice in bio-based systems for better governance and skills development networks in bioeconomy

Project description

Working together for a better bioeconomy

Stakeholder collaboration facilitates decision-making, social engagement and acceptance. The EU-funded project supports the mobilisation of local resources and stakeholders in Estonia, Italy, Netherlands, Greece, Slovakia, Czechia, Portugal, and Germany to establish innovative governance models in the bioeconomy. Doing this will secure optimal decision-making processes, social engagement of all actors and the uptake of sustainable innovations. The work includes completing various assessments to create a training framework and support consumers, industry and public bodies so as to switch to socially and environmentally responsible behaviour. The results will help local biosystems, regulators and policy makers improve knowledge, skills, the bioeconomy and good governance.

Objective project engages 10 experienced partners to mobilize local resources and stakeholders in eight EU states (Estonia, Italy, Netherland, Greece, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Portugal and Germany). The project aims strategically to support the establishment of innovative governance models in bioeconomy to achieve better-informed decision-making processes, social engagement of all actors and uptake of sustainable innovations in bioeconomy.
With the specific objective to provide validated guidelines for bioeconomy training and mentoring based on case studies from 8 EU regions, undertakes to:
- identify and assess from the perspective of using the good practices and successful case studies for novel training framework,
- complete an assessment based on regional capacities, opportunities, barriers and potentials;
- define regional needs and expectations, local feedstock availabilities and use, governance barriers, social and economic landscape;
- identify needs for skills required by the novel business models and related social measures to enable consumers, industry and public bodies to switch to socially and environmentally responsible behaviour within their spheres (e.g. regulatory measures, corporate responsibility initiatives, education and training). The methodology of the project ensures the synergies between respective parties, transparency of actions and inclusiveness of all actors, incl the socially vulnerable groups.
Based on the collected materials, analyses and Quintuple Innovation Helix approach, the project develops guidelines for the setup of the modern and inclusive training and mentoring frameworks and programmes in specific European regions targeting the local bio-systems, regulators and policies for building the bridge between knowledge, skills, bioeconomy and good governance.


Net EU contribution
€ 255 062,50
51010 Tartu

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Total cost
€ 255 062,50

Participants (9)