The overall objective of BIOEASTsUP project is to support the BIOEAST initiative – regarding its action plan and vision for 2030 – to implement the agricultural transition of 11 Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries toward bioeconomy. This will be done by engaging the relevant stakeholders, accenting sustainable circular bioeconomy in the CEE governments’ agenda, improving macro-regional cooperation with downstream and upstream linkages of the agri-food sector, and supporting the development of national bioeconomy strategies. The project will advance the BIOEAST initiative to become a catalyst of research and innovation, rural development and other policies towards bioeconomy development in the CEE region by creating a favourable inter-sectoral framework for sustainable deployment of biomass potential.
The specific objectives are to trigger strategic thinking at the governmental level and transnational peer-to-peer development of national circular bioeconomy strategies in BIOEAST countries; to emphasize and encourage the role of multi-stakeholder and multi-actor approaches, as well as co-creation of innovation in developing new value chains to advance bioeconomies; to develop a bottom-up stakeholder-driven approach for a consolidated bioeconomy Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) for the BIOEAST countries by defining the scope, goals and action plan, to set up and maintain a macro-regional framework in support of the BIOEAST initiative and the SRIA development and sustainability; to facilitate evidence-based policymaking by addressing the need to collect and aggregate bioeconomy-relevant statistical, administrative quantitative and qualitative data and to increase the visibility of the bioeconomy within the quintuple helix in the BIOEAST region.
Advancing Sustainable Circular Bioeconomy in Central and Eastern European countries
Grant Agreement (GA) N° 862699
1 October 2019 to 31 March 2023