A unique conference on the bioeconomy, to be held this year in the vibrant seaside city of Helsinki, will present new issues and offer insights into bio-based value chains and the related socio-economic aspects. The objective of European Bioeconomy Scene 2019, which will take place on 8–10 July, is to achieve an inclusive and sustainable bioeconomy for Europe.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Finland and the European Commission are jointly organising the conference as one of the main events to be held in Helsinki during Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The conference is one of the absolute highlights of the bioeconomy sector in Europe, and registration will be open until 25 April 2019 for a limited number of participants.
The bioeconomy is a sustainable solution aiming to combat urgent global problems, such as climate change, increasing competition for natural resources and regional development. In order to implement the transition to the bioeconomy at the European level, we need better consensus, commitment and decisions.
The conference aims to raise public awareness and promote dialogue on our progress towards bioeconomies. This will be accomplished by bringing together academics, researchers, stakeholders, policymakers and business representatives and the civil society across the bioeconomy sector to exchange knowledge, coordinate activities and discuss new actions. A wide range of participants is expected from around the European Union.
The objective of the conference is to exchange ideas on how to proceed in implementing the updated Bioeconomy Strategy “A sustainable Bioeconomy for Europe: strengthening the connection between economy, society and the environment” from 2018 and the Circular Economy Package.
The conference programme, registration and descriptions of the excursions can be found at www.bioeconomy.fi/EUBioScene19
BIOVOICES and BIOCANNDO in collaboration with Biobridges and LIFT, during the European Bioeconomy Scene 2019 to be held in Helsinki, will organise on the 8th of July an European MML “The role of communication and education to promote changes in purchase habits and increase the adoption of bio-based products” The workshop will bring together EU funded project , European Platforms and Networks, Member states networks, together with quadruple helix stakeholders dealing with communication and awareness raising, to support the European Bioeconomy Strategy through communication activities.
The workshop will promote the discussion and sharing of lessons learned and best communication practices, formats and channels; successful activities, multipliers to be involved; messages and arguments to be used (in terms of style, scope, terminology), etc.
The workshop will facilitate the creation of synergies to maximise the opportunities and impact of bioeconomy communication at national and European Level.
For more information about the MML and for the registration please visit the website: www.biovoices.eu/helsinki