Bioregions Facility launch event

Connecting knowledge for regional action

9 March 2020, Palacio Euskalduna, Bilbao, Spain

Forward-thinking regions are taking the lead in the development of a sustainable and circular forest-based bioeconomy with the launch of a new European Bioregions Facility. 

The Bioregions Facility promotes transregional cooperation on shaping and implementing a sustainable and integrative forest-based circular bioeconomy among dedicated regions. The initiative will facilitate 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.  

The launch event will see high-level keynote speakers presenting insights into the circular bioeconomy, as well as investment and innovation opportunities, regional strategies and infrastructures. The meeting provides an exciting platform for exchange between key actors in the international and regional bioeconomy arena, as well as highlighting successful forest-based products and services.

Programme (PDF - EN)

Programa (PDF - ES)

Programa (PDF - EU)


Press release (PDF - EN)

Nota de prensa (PDF - ES)


Current health advice: COVID-19 virus

In the light of recent events, we wish to ensure you that the organisers are well aware of the situation regarding the COVID-19 virus, and we are constantly monitoring developments.  

As things stand, Bizkaia province is not currently a problematic area and we believe we can have a successful and safe event. Nevertheless, we are following recommendations from WHO and regional health authorities and will post any updates on this page.

For all those attending the event, we urge you to read and adopt the current WHO recommendations for events participants