BE-Rural Mid-Term Conference 'Exploring the bioeconomy as a central pillar of regional recovery plans during and after COVID-19'

08 September 2020

The conference is organised by Ecologic Institute in collaboration with the BE-Rural project consortium. Its aim is to explore the extent to which the implementation of a bioeconomy concept can leverage the reactivation of regional economies across Europe.

It will feature short expert talks, virtual break-out groups, and a panel discussion with participation of the audience to answer the following questions:

  • How is the current crisis an opportunity to trigger systemic change?
  • Who is already incorporating the bioeconomy concept into their recovery plans and actions?
  • How do (short term) recovery plans fit with bioeconomy strategies (which have a longer term vision)?
  • How resilient is our current notion of the EU bioeconomy, and can it help us navigate future crises?

Due to the format of the meeting, and to ensure lively exchange and an active involvement of the participants, the number of slots is limited. 

The conference will take place from 14:00 to 17:15 CEST.

BBI JU Project Officer Ana Cuadrado Galván will discuss the role of the bioeconomy in the green recovery of Europe. In particular, she will focus on the new challenges and opportunities faced by primary producers.