With the support of the BIOEASTsUP project, the National Bioeconomy Concept papers of 11 Member States have been produced. The 11 papers were presented at the BIOEAST Congress, which took place on 14-15 March. These strategic concept papers are one of the most important results of the BIOEASTsUP project, as they are very relevant and timely. The BIOEASTsUP project was launched in 2019, 2 months before the publication of the Green Deal and 5 months before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine.
The aim of the Bioeconomy Concept Papers is to provide a framework for the development of a national bioeconomy strategy and action plan, stimulating the debate in the Member Countries on the need for a paradigm shift in economic thinking on the use of biomass as a renewable natural resource. The past decade’s climate change related challenges show that without a careful planning the circular and sustainable valorisation of the available bioresources, the country’s viable future will be threatened. Inter-sectorial approaches are inevitable and both visionary thinking and strategical planning is required to strengthen the systemic thinking concerning production and processing of bioresources.
The National Bioeconomy Concept Papers are available here: