STAKEHOLDER MANIFESTO

On Sustainable Supply Chains and Strengthened Local Processing of Bioresources in Central and Eastern Europe

What is the Stakeholder Manifesto?

An emerging call for sustainable transition is echoing across Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), as the BIOEAST Thematic Working Groups (TWGs) launch a pioneering initiative. The Stakeholder Manifesto on “Sustainable supply chains and strengthened local processing of bioresources in Central and Eastern Europe” has been unveiled, spearheaded by dedicated TWG members committed to catalyze change. Recognizing the macro-region’s valuable natural assets, such as fertile soils, freshwater resources and renewable biomass, the Manifesto stresses the need for enhancing local knowledge on environmentally friendly technologies. It emphasizes the importance of involving stakeholders from the CEE macro-region in the deployment of research, innovation, and sustainable solutions to achieve Europe’s transition towards a circular and sustainable future. Therefore, it calls for increased public investment in joint research and innovation partnership to unlock the region’s potential, aiming to produce renewable biological resources and convert them sustainably into value-added products. The Manifesto urges decision-makers to prioritize the nexus of soil, freshwater, food systems, and biomanufacturing to shape a sustainable future for the macro-region.

The message is clear: Europe’s journey toward a sustainable and circular future on healthy soils, freshwater, food system security and modern biomanufacturing demands collective effort. The TWGs are calling for signatures from individuals and organizations, both within our macro-region and beyond. It’s a call to action for all who believe in the transformative power of sustainability. Whether from Central and Eastern Europe or elsewhere in the Europe, every voice matter.

The time to act is now. Sign the manifesto and join us in shaping a brighter, greener future for all.

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