• BIOEASTsUP
    „Initiating cooperation and the development of knowledge-based policies.”

Governance Structure of BIOEAST

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Exchange good practices for bioeconomy value chains – Summary of fifth webinar
Despite the summer vacations, nearly 70 people attended the 5th BIOEAST webinar, which aimed to present good practices on different...
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Launching the BIOEAST Foresight exercise
In line with the implementation of the BIOEAST Vision 2030, which was endorsed in February 2018, and in the framework...
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INDICATORS AND STATISTICAL EVIDENCE FOR BIOECONOMY – SUMMARY OF THE THIRD WEBINAR
The third BIOEASTsUP project webinar “Indicators and statistical evidence for bioeconomy development”  the was organised on 5th June 2020. The...
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DEVELOPMENT OF BIOECONOMICS IN BIOEAST COUNTRIES – Summary of the first webinar
On 21.5.  2020, the series of webinars organised by the BIOEASTsUP project was launched. The first seminar was tailored to...
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INTRODUCTION OF BIOEAST INITIATIVE

Over the past decade, the Central- Eastern European Member countries have witnessed unprecedented growth in the agri-food, aquaculture, forestry sectors, environment and rural areas resulting to cohesion of the European Union (EU) attributable to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) Resources. To ensure sustained growth and a cohesive region, the member states saw there was a need to shift the emphasis to research, innovation and transnational cooperation for knowledge-based development. The shift resulted to the birth of Central-Eastern European Initiative for Knowledge-based Agriculture, Aquaculture and Forestry in the Bioeconomy (BIOEAST). An initiative that could offer shared strategic research and innovation framework for working towards sustainable bioeconomies in the Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries. Owing to the global challenges, sustainability is only achievable at the macro-regional level. To build sustainable national bioeconomies, the specific challenges arising from climate change in the Continental Biogeographical Region, and the common societal and governance issues of the CEE countries should be taken into consideration. The research and innovation capacities of the macro-region are facing significant internal disparities in terms of effectively joining the European Research Area and this is a challenge to be tackled. A macro-regional perspective, along with more vigorous European Union (EU) wide cooperation, is necessary for implementing in an effective and efficient way tailored actions that are conducive to safe, secure and sustainable development for all. The sustainability criteria for a circular economy add an additional challenging feature in the region. BIOEAST was established and built to address these challenges in a sustainable way. To achieve its vision and mission, BIOEAST outlined seven overarching principles. The achievement of these objectives would bridge the above-mentioned gaps in the CEE macro-region and could serve as the thematic framework of a Coordination Support Action (CSA)