Sustainability and Participation in the Bioeconomy: A Conceptual Framework for BE-Rural

Sustainability and Participation in the Bioeconomy: A Conceptual Framework for BE-Rural

Main topic: Bioeconomy strategies / policy related information
Document / search engine: Sustainability and Participation in the Bioeconomy: A Conceptual Framework for BE-Rural
Framework project: Bio-based Strategies and Roadmaps for Enhanced Rural and Regional Development in the EU
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Website link: https://www.ecologic.eu/sites/files/publication/2020/2815-d1-1-conceptual-framework.pdf
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This report outlines the conceptual framework of BE-Rural and provides practical guidance to the
design and implementation of the five regional Open Innovation Platforms (OIPs) within BE-Rural. This
conceptual framework aims to provide guidance regarding the overall ambition of BE-Rural, and the
foundations by which the project will operate throughout its duration. The first part of this document
describes the context, objectives and regional focus to be taken within the project. The second part
outlines key concepts and founding principles that lay at the heart of the project. Following this, the
conceptual framework of BE-Rural is presented and discussed.
Overall, the founding principles that lay at the heart of BE-Rural include the principles of co-creation,
openness and inclusiveness, sustainability and transparency. These are incorporated into the key
concept of the Quintuple Helix Approach, in which knowledge and innovation generated by key
stakeholders from policy, business, academia and civil society are placed within the larger frame of the
environment. Supporting this, the Action Research Approach ensures that reflection is integrated
throughout all stages of project work.
Building on these key concepts and principles, the BE-Rural conceptual framework lays out the
methodological approach by which the regional OIPs will engage with relevant bioeconomy actors,
explore options for sustainable small-scale business models for their regions and natural resources,
and develop regional bioeconomy strategies and roadmaps. This approach follows the Research and
Innovation Strategy for Smart Specialisation (RIS3) process laid out by the European Commission and
is connected to the project’s individual work packages and tasks.


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, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands
Year: 2019