EUSBSR Annual Forum Workshop on how to grow the sustainable bioeconomy will be organised as online event 7 October 2020 at 9:30 AM-11:30 AM (CET).

Smart specialization is an EU policy framework for research, innovation and economic development which has been widely adopted across the Baltic Sea Region. By focusing on the sustainable bioeconomy and mapping supply chains, policymakers across the region can harness the best of their local resources for strong and resilient economic growth. This online workshop will provide key insights into these areas in collaboration with the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region Annual Forum 2020.

Key trends from 14 countries and autonomous regions in northern Europe will be presented in this workshop, providing insight into current developments on topics including biofuels, local branding, and circular economy, with special attention paid to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Regional bioeconomy and supply chain experts will discuss key themes from these new reports, exploring links to EU policies and identifying particular opportunities for the Baltic Sea Region. The panel discussion will be followed by an audience Q & A, where attendees will be able to pose questions to the panel.

The registration for the event is now open:

This online event is organised as part of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) Annual Forum 2020. The main purpose of the Forum is to gather stakeholders and to discuss how to best cooperate within the EUSBSR framework and how to tackle topical challenges on a macro-regional level. This year’s theme is “Our Region, Our Future: Toward a Decade of Innovation and Sustainability”.