Actors and network activities in the bioeconomy: Reflections on guidelines for participatory approaches.

Actors and network activities in the bioeconomy: Reflections on guidelines for participatory approaches.

Main topic: Stakeholder engagement, network building, network activity, cooperation
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Framework project: Promoting stakeholder engagement and public awareness for a participative governance of the European bioeconomy
Short name of the project: BioSTEP
Website link: http://www.bio-step.eu/fileadmin/BioSTEP/Bio_documents/BioSTEP_D2.4_Actors_and_network_activities_in_the_bioeconomy.pdf
CORDIS link if relevant: http://www.bio-step.eu/fileadmin/BioSTEP/Bio_documents/BioSTEP_D2.4_Actors_and_network_activities_in_the_bioeconomy.pdf
Short description:
This report reflects on the actors and network activities in the bioeconomy domain that were identified in the BioSTEP report examining bioeconomy strategies at regional and national levels
(Deliverable 2.3). Chapter 2 discusses these strategies and considers general guidelines for the further work in BioSTEP. Chapter 3 takes a closer look at the concept of public engagement. Chapter 4 reflects on the Technological Innovation Systems approach on which Deliverable 2.3 was based. It is argued that this approach was useful for identifying the main actors and network activities in the bio-economy domain, but that it should be complemented or combined with participatory stakeholder dialogue methodologies. This chapter also points at some tools and an instructive framework (TranSTEP: https://transtepapproach.wordpress.com/) that could be helpful for opening up debates in the developing bioeconomy.

Countries/regions described/represented: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonian, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands
Year: 2016