Bioeconomy goes regional – thematically open call


4. Bioeconomy goes regional – thematically open call


Global collaboration is a key factor for the development of a sustainable bioeconomy. However, the regions of the world all have their own cultural, social and ecological realities. Regional cooperation is important in order to develop, foster and network regional strengths and to address regional questions. For example, with a view to the sustainable use of local resources, the protection of biodiversity, job creation, education and training, or scientific research.

The aim of this workshop track is to showcase insights from the growing number of regional bioeconomy activities and to actively involve workshop participants in the discussions in order to advance regional collaboration or lay the foundation for new regional initiatives.

Workshops submitted to this track should focus on regional bioeconomy projects, networks or collaborations. The geographical scope of the workshop should not be limited to one region, but rather aim for macro-regions. Proposals might also showcase how regional initiatives around the world deal with a specific topic and its challenges. Beside the regional aspect, the applicants are free in their choice of topics for their workshop proposal, as long as it is of direct importance for the bioeconomy. As for all other themes, the general requirements and evaluation criteria (diversity, interactivity, compliance etc.) will apply.

To submit a workshop proposal, download and fill in the submission form and send it as one file to