Bioregions Facility

Forest bioeconomy in action


The Bioregions Facility promotes transregional cooperation for a sustainable and integrative forest-based circular bioeconomy.

The Facility connects forward-thinking regions across Europe to work together to unlock regional potential through international exchange on the forest circular bioeconomy. Coordinated by the European Forest Institute, the three founding regions are the Basque Country (Spain), North Karelia (Finland), and North Rhine-Westphalia, (Germany). 

We are currently setting up a contact list for anyone interested in the Bioregions Facility: register your interest here!

ALSO COMING SOON! The Bioregions Facility website is under construction... Watch this space for further developments!

Contact the Bioregions Secretariat: giuseppe.tripodi @ |  inazio.martinez @

Next event:

Forest&Photonics 2020 Webinar

Digital Forestry Business: Managing biotic forest damages

1 December 2020: 14:00 - 17:00 EET (13:00 - 16:00 CET)

Forest&Photonics is a unique event that brings together forest and technology experts to network, collaborate and share their challenges, opportunities and solutions. The 2020 webinar focuses on digital solutions for managing biotic forest damage.

Biotic forest damage is an emerging problem in boreal forests. Global warming is increasing the expansion of bark beetle outbreaks across Europe and globally, destroying tens of thousands of square kilometers of woodlands. This affects the whole timber industry leading to vast damage and causing serious disturbances to timber markets in the whole of Europe.


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Bioregions will have a strong presence at Ligna 2021. More information will be available soon!


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A cooperation hub of forest bioeconomy

20 October 2020, 14:30 - 16:00

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

This interactive online session, organised by EFI’s Bioregions Facility, explored the genesis and implementation of transformative roadmaps towards a circular bioeconomy.

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

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