The bioeconomy is expected to be a lever for sustainability and a solution to several ecological and social challenges, including climate change mitigation, cleaner production processes, economic growth, and new employment opportunities.
However, despite all the efforts, the transition toward a sustainable bioeconomy is progressing too slowly.
There is a need for establishing the means for exploring new paths to govern the transition process, in particular by:
- making information and knowledge available and accessible;
- assessing the regional needs and good practices to define targeted strategies towards fostering bioconomy education and capacity building;
- bringing the various stakeholders together to co-create guidelines for bioeconomy training and mentoring;
- using arts in their different forms and applications to develop systemic thinking, encourage to pursue a career in the bioconomy, facilitate inclusion and awareness.
BioGov.net will contribute to establishing innovative governance models in the bioeconomy by providing an inclusive training and mentoring framework in specific European regions and building a bridge between knowledge and skills in the bioeconomy, secured by effective governance.
BioGov.net is a three-year project funded by the Horizon Europe programme, composed of 10 experienced partners that will operationalise the project’s activities in 8 EU countries: Estonia, Italy, the Netherlands, Greece, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Portugal and Germany.
The project will have a role in enabling better-informed decision-making processes, improving the social engagement of all actors and increasing the uptake of sustainable innovations in the bioeconomy.