Calling regions with ambition to develop a sustainable bio-based economy

November 8, 2023

In the eyes of the European Union, clusters can foster innovation along value chains and guide strategic initiatives at both regional and national levels. ICLEI Europe is supporting the establishment of innovative governance models aimed to achieve better informed decision-making processes, boost social engagement and stimulate innovation in the field of the bio-based economy in line with the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Biomodel4Regions project, with the help of ICLEI Europe, is looking for two regions or clusters in the North, Mediterranean, East or Central-West of Europe with aspirations to develop their own bio-based economy strategy covering agri-food, forestry, shellfish, or Organic Fraction of Municipal Solid Waste (OFMSW).

Participating in this initiative offers regions a wealth of advantages. Regions selected will gain access to valuable knowledge-sharing and community building with other bio-based clusters across Europe and can tap into the extensive network of regions and expertise within the Circular Cities and Regions Initiative (CCRI). Furthermore, participants will have the opportunity to acquire hands-on experience crafting blueprints for their own sustainable Bio-based Economy Strategy. They will also be able to conduct self-assessments to identify governance and policy gaps in their regional bio-based economies using the Biomodel4Regions’ Bio-based Governance Framework and actively contribute to its finalisation.

Interested regions can apply through this application form by 1 December 2023.

Learn more on how Biomodel4Regions is helping develop bio-based innovation capacity here.