On the 13 May 2019, Ecologic Institute organised the workshop "Beyond sectors – chances and challenges of multi-stakeholder collaboration in the bioeconomy" in the context of the 8th International Bioeconomy Conference in Halle (Saale). The aim of the workshop was to discuss the challenges of cross-sectoral, multi-stakeholder cooperation in the bioeconomy as well as potential instruments for their facilitation and to present good practice examples. The workshop was held in German.
The workshop addressed, among others, the following questions:
- How to create new relationships between individual bioeconomy actors?
- How to search for common points of interest and interconnection?
- How to create new value chains at regional level and better align existing ones?
- How to ensure the successful involvement of various actors at regional level?
Please find here the workshop protocol [pdf, 1.2 MB, German].
Please find here the input presentations of:
- Dr. Zoritza Kiresiewa, Ecologic Institute, "Workshop Introduction" [pdf, 0.8 MB, German]
- Dr. Christoph Mühlhaus, Cluster Chemistry/Plastics Central Germany: "Chemical Recycling as Technology-Oriented Structural Change" [pdf, 1.5 MB, German].
- Dr. Elisabeth Saken-Braunstein, Ministry of the Environment, Climate and Energy Economics, Baden-Württemberg: Participation Process "Sustainable Bioeconomy for Baden-Württemberg [pdf, 0.5 MB, German].
- Dr. Juliane Epping, Economic Development Agency Brandenburg: "Plastics and Chemistry Cluster Brandenburg" [pdf, 1.5 MB, German]
The workshop was part of the BBI-JU (Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking) funded project "Biobridges" under the EU Research Programme Horizon 2020. The main objective of the project is to improve the marketability of sustainable bio-based products by fostering close cooperation and partnerships among bio-based industries, brand owners and consumers’ representatives in cooperation with other stakeholders like local communities and local authorities.