Ten recommendations “Towards a Danube region bioeconomy concept”

Ten recommendations “Towards a Danube region bioeconomy concept”

Main topic: Bioeconomy strategies / policy related information
Document / search engine: Ten recommendations “Towards a Danube region bioeconomy concept”
Framework project: Advancing Research and Innovation in the Danube Region
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Website link: https://danube-inco.net/object/document/18760/attach/10_Recommendations_for_Fostering_Bieconomy_in_the_Danube_Region.pdf
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R1: PREDICTABILITY -To ensure stable and consistent policy outlook for investments in Bioeconomy, coordination mechanisms shall be deployed to harmonize policies developed by different line ministries, at different levels of governance, including the transnational dimension, and among different sectors. This will increase investors’ confidence and stakeholders’ motivation to uptake innovative technologies and business models

R2: SUBSIDIARITY -To take full advantage of the Bioeconomy as a driver for local development, enhanced bi-directional interaction between national and sub-national governments shall be pursued. This will facilitate capitalizing on local material and immaterial assets while contributing to the transition to Bioeconomy in the Danube macro-region.

R3: COOPERATION -Action shall be taken to favour cross-sectoral cooperation and clustering among Bioeconomy stakeholders from the EUSDR, in line with S3 and the Quadruple Helix approach. This is expected to enhance research, deployment of new technologies, and uptake of innovative business models.

R4: COMPETITIVENESS -Harmonized measures shall be developed to prioritize the socio-economic development potential of Bioeconomy and enhance the competitiveness of the bio-based sector in the Danube Region. In order to underpin the new socio-economic model, particular efforts shall be invested in increasing entrepreneurial literacy and capacities, and in supporting technology transfer and innovation.

R5: FINANCING -Action shall be taken to facilitate access to finance for activities and initiatives related to Bioeconomy. This shall include extensive awareness-raising and training on existing facilities and instruments, but also an exploration of innovative funding mechanisms that could accelerate deployment.

R6: FEEDSTOCKS -Regional quantitative biomass assessments shall be performed periodically to ensure sustainability. Policymakers, academia, and stakeholders along the bio-based value chains shall enhance cooperation to optimize existing monitoring practices and indicators. Dialogue with the bio-based industry shall be fostered in order to assess specific needs and innovate methodologies to better respond to the challenges of Bioeconomy.

R7: SUSTAINABILITY -Policymakers, academia and stakeholders along the bio-based value chains shall enhance cooperation to elaborate shared innovative soft- and hard-measures to favour the shift to Bioeconomy. While increasing the competitiveness and resilience of agriculture, forestry, and ecosystem services, this is expected to enhance sustainability and foster rural development.

R8: MOBILIZATION -Policymakers, academia, and stakeholders along the bio-based value chains shall enhance cooperation to elaborate shared innovative soft- and hard-measures to favour the shift to Bioeconomy. While increasing the competitiveness and resilience of agriculture, forestry, and ecosystem services, this is expected to enhance sustainability and foster rural development.

R9: TECHNOLOGIES -Policymakers, academia, and economic operators shall enhance cooperation to define shared methodologies to assess new technologies deployed along the Bioeconomy value chains. This is expected to promote technology-neutral decision-making and objective cost-benefit benchmarking.

R10: MARKETS-Policymakers, academia and stakeholders along the bio-based value chains shall enhance cooperation to develop shared approaches to promote market pull for bio-based products, with particular regard to certification schemes, quality controls, labeling, and consequent awareness-raising. This is expected to foster internal demand for domestic products and promote high added value exports


Countries/regions described/represented: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Moldovia, Romania, Serbia, Ukraine
Year: 2017