EPRC's Sara Davies and Stefan Kah attended the BE-Rural kick off meeting in Berlin. The BE-Rural project aims to realise the potential of regional and local bio-based economies by supporting a wide group of stakeholders to participate in the development of bioeconomy strategies and roadmaps. The overall goals and structure of the BE-Rural project were introduced at the meeting.
Following this, the regions that are the primary focus of the project were introduced. The five regions include Stara Zagora (Bulgaria), Szczecin Lagoon and Vistuala Lagoon (Poland), Strumica (Macedonia), Covasna (Romania) and Vidzeme and Kurzeme (Latvia). Each of these regions has strong potential in specific bio-based sectors (e.g. essential oils and herbs for cosmetics/pharmaceuticals; small-scale fisheries; agricultural residues; and forestry).
BE-Rural will stimulate learning and the co-creation of knowledge within each individual region, but also between the five regions, and at a wider European level
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