Seminar & Workshop: Engaging the youth into circular bioeconomy

The BeUBio project invites young people working with, or studying topics related to circular bio-based economy or bioeconomy to participate in a morning seminar and workshop about ‘engaging the youth into circular bioeconomy’.

The event has a double aim: 1) inform about the circular bioeconomy and key developments and initiatives in Nordic countries and the Baltic Sea Region; and 2) engage the youth, inviting them to provide their views on opportunities and challenges for developing the bioeconomy from their perspectives.

We invite young and engaged individuals who are interested in the circular bioeconomy, and that want to contribute to exiting discussions. We hope to provide an informal and safe space for learning, discussion and networking. Please join us if you are interested!

Reserve your participation to: [email protected]

Draft programme:

8:30 Welcome coffee

Part I: presentations

  • Intro words: What is Bioeconomy, the BeUBio project and the BLP network? – Presenter: TBC
  • Inclusive and Green Transition – The Nordic Way – Karen Refsgaard, Research Director at Nordregio & Michael Kull, Senior Research Fellow at Nordregio
  • Bioeconomy in education, real-life examples and game: the Bloom project – Kiki Liadaki, International English School, Uppsala
  • Toolbox for youth involvement in Bioeconomy: results from Baltic Leadership Programme – Gabor Schneider, Swedish Institute
  • How to engage young people? Experience from rural Australia – Linda Randall, Researcher at Nordregio –

Part II: Open discussion. Guiding questions:

  • Q1: What are the main opportunities and barriers for the development of the bioeconomy?
  • Q2: What are the possible means for pushing forward the bioeconomy?
  • Q3: What role plays the youth? How do you think you can get engaged?

End & farewell

*The BeUBio project is a collaboration between Nordregio (Nordic Research Institute), Nordic Council of Ministers office in Lithuania, the Swedish Board of Agriculture, Vidzeme Planning Region (Latvia), the Region of Kalmar County (Sweden), the Estonian University of Life Sciences (Estonia), JAMK University of Applied Sciences (Finland) and the South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (Finland). BeUBio aims at promoting youth involvement across the Baltic Sea Region for transition to a bio-based economy and create synergies with other actors and initiatives addressing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.