Regional cooperation for a circular forest bioeconomy

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European Weel of Regions and Cities 2020

Regional action towards a circular bioeconomy takes the spotlight at this year’s European Week of Regions and Cities.

Register now to join this interactive online session, organised by EFI’s Bioregions Facility, which will explore the genesis and implementation of transformative roadmaps towards a circular bioeconomy.

Three regional cases share approaches and experiences in overcoming critical barriers to change while an open discussion identifies opportunities and potential synergies from strengthened interregional cooperation.

The Bioregions Facility promotes transregional cooperation on shaping and implementing a sustainable and integrative forest-based circular bioeconomy among dedicated regions. The initiative facilitates knowledge-sharing and cooperation around the topics of innovation, institutions, infrastructures and investments, through a range of activities supporting networking, access to funding, and policy learning.

EFI hosts the Bioregions Facility Secretariat and is joined by the Basque Country (Spain), North Karelia (Finland) and North Rhine Westphalia (Germany), who are the founding member regions of the initiative. Interested regions are encouraged to contact the Secretariat and are particularly welcomed to join this event.

The event takes place online on Tuesday 20 October 2020, 14:30 – 16:00.

Extended deadline for registrations for this session: 14 October 2020

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The European Week of Regions and Cities is an annual event during which cities and regions showcase their capacity to create growth and jobs, implement European Union cohesion policy, and prove the importance of the local and regional level for good European governance.

This year, the Week spreads over three weeks:
Week 1, 5-11 October: Empowering Citizens – registrations until 1 October.
Week 2, 12-16 October: Cohesion and Cooperation – registrations until 7 October.
Week 3, 19-22 October: Green Europe – registrations until 14 October.