Project summary

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.

Ministrstvo za kmetijstvo, gozdarstvo in prehrano
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Instytut Uprawy Nawozenia i Gleboznawstwa – Panstwowy Instytut Badawczy
Eesti Maaülikool
Agricultural Academy
Academia Română – Institutul National de Cercetari Economice
Ministerstwo Rolnictwa i Rozwoju Wsi
Instytut Ekonomiki Rolnictwa i Gospodarki Żywnościowej – Państwowy Instytut Badawczy
Zemědělský výzkum
Quadro Synergy
Univerza v Ljubljani
Energetski institut Hrvoje Požar
Europa Media
Ministerstvo pôdohospodárstva a rozvoja vidieka Slovenskej Republiky
Rīgas Tehniskā universitāte
Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e. V.
Latvijas Lauksaimniecības universitāte
European Rural Development Network
Project information

Advancing Sustainable Circular Bioeconomy in Central and Eastern European countries

Project acronym

Project ID
Grant Agreement (GA) N° 862699

1 October 2019 to 31 March 2023