Italian partners engaged the Italian Community of Practice in a co-creation workshop on the past 17th of July 2023, from 15.00 to 17.00 CEST in a online format.

Italian partners FVA – New Media Research and the University of Bologna engaged the Italian Community of Practice in a co-creation workshop to identify needs and gaps in the educational governance model, prioritise the most relevant bioeconomy job profiles in Italy and finally discuss the role of art in supporting the development of innovative educational formats.

The event took place online engaging 12 stakeholders representing 7 Italian regions (Lazio, Puglia, Basilicata, Sicilia, Emilia Romagna, Abruzzo, Liguria).

What are the needs and gaps to design an effective governance framework for bioeconomy education? What are the policies and trends in Italy?

The workshop engaged the stakeholders from the Italian Community of Practice in different interactive exercises to:

  • Map the needs and priorities of the Italian CoP with respect to the bioeconomy education;
  • Define the requirements of an educational governance model, which is able to respond effectively to the training needs of the job skills required in the bioeconomy;
  • Collect suggestions for the development of the methodological approach to integrate innovative educational formats stemming from the cross-fertilisation between circular bioeconomy and art.

In this context, the results of the questionnaire on educational needs and priorities for the bioeconomy were also presented, to trigger the discussion.

The event was very successful as the organisers were able to engage 12 stakeholders representing 7 Italian regions, ensuring a wider overview on the complexity and diversity of the Italian macro-region’s needs and priorities.


Author: Selenia Marinelli, FVA – New Media Research