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SHERPA – Sustainable Hub to Engage into Rural Policies with Actors

SHERPA – Sustainable Hub to Engage into Rural Policies with Actors

The overall objective of SHERPA is to gather relevant knowledge and opinions that contribute to the formulation of recommendations for future policies relevant to EU rural areas. It will use results of on-going and past research projects (from FP6, FP7, H2020 and other EU and national funding streams) to engage citizens, stakeholders, policy makers and scientists in the development of strategic thinking and practical recommendations for the formulation of modern rural policies. The project will: i) take stock of scientific evidence relevant to future rural policy and research activities; ii) use this evidence to engage citizens, researchers and policy makers at local and EU levels in debates about options for policy and priorities for research, iii) use the outcomes of engagement to formulate recommendations for rural policies relevant the period post-2020, and future agendas for research. SHERPA aims to develop a science-society-policy interface that will continue after the end of the project. It will use a suite of approaches to science-society-policy interactions in 40 Multi-Actor Platforms covering 20 EU countries and at EU level, and state-of-the art multimedia tools for two-way communication with citizens and policy audiences. SHERPA’s implementation approach will follow four guiding principles: flexible programming of activities to enable timely and responsive contributions to policy making, impartiality and transparency; recognition of the diversity of EU rural territories and multi-level interactions; and co-construction. SHERPA will contribute to policy development in three main areas: i) provision of inputs for the design of future research policies, with a focus on preparation of work programmes under Horizon Europe; ii) support for implementation of policies relevant to rural areas in the programming period 2021-2027; iii) support for setting the direction of rural policy in the next programming period (after 2027).

  • Grant Agreement ID
    862448
  • Call Topic
    H2020-EU.3.2.1.3.
  • Project Website
    not available
  • Duration
    From: 2019-10-01
    To: 2023-09-30
  • Overall Budget
    4 999 747,50 €
  • Coordinator
    ECORYS BRUSSELS NV

PROJECT CONTENTS

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    NEXTFOOD – Educating the next generation of professionals in the agrifood system

    NEXTFOOD – Educating the next generation of professionals in the agrifood system

    NEXTFOOD will drive the crucial transition to more sustainable and competitive agrifood and forestry systems development by designing and implementing education and training systems to prepare budding or already practicing professionals with competencies to push the green shift in our rapidly changing society. NEXTFOOD will challenge the linear view of knowledge transfer as a top-down process from research to advice and practice, and support the transition to more learner-centric, participatory, action-based and action-oriented education and learning in agrifood and forestry systems. In several pioneering case studies, covering agrifood and forestry systems in Europe, Asia and Africa, farmers solve real challenges related to sustainability together with researchers, students and other relevant stakeholders while developing both green technical skills and soft collaborative competencies.
    NEXTFOOD will assure quality in research and education by creating a peer-review system for evaluation of practice-oriented research outputs focusing on sustainability and practical usefulness. In addition, we will develop an international accreditation framework for education and training in fields relevant to sustainable agrifood and forestry systems. An innovative action research process will guide the NEXTFOOD project’s development in a cyclical manner, ensuring that the research process and actual case studies are ever-improving. This will exemplify how practice-oriented research can be instrumental to achieve: better collaboration between university and society, more innovation in the agrifood and forestry systems sector, and a progressive agrifood community ready to tackle complex sustainability challenges of the 21st century

    • Grant Agreement ID
      771738
    • Call Topic
      H2020-EU.3.2.4.
      H2020-EU.3.2.1.
      H2020-EU.3.2.2.
    • Project Website
      not available
    • Duration
      From: 2018-05-01
      To: 2022-04-30
    • Overall Budget
      7 000 000 €
    • Coordinator
      SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET

    PROJECT CONTENTS

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      FERTIMANURE – Innovative nutrient recovery from secondary sources – Production of high-added value FERTIlisers from animal MANURE

      FERTIMANURE – Innovative nutrient recovery from secondary sources – Production of high-added value FERTIlisers from animal MANURE

      Total farm livestock population in Europe excrete around 1400 Mt of manure annually. More than 90% of manure produced is returned to agricultural fields. However, this is not being done in the most efficient and least leaky way. FERTIMANURE will develop, integrate, test and validate innovative Nutrient Management Strategies to efficiently recover mineral nutrients and other products with agronomic value from manure, to finally obtain reliable and safe fertilisers that can compete in the EU fertilizers market. FERTIMANURE focuses on “How to improve the agronomic use of recycled nutrients from livestock manure” to reconnect nutrient flows between plant and livestock production.
      Nutrient recycling relies not only in the technologies for producing bio-based fertilisers, but also in a better understanding and managing nutrients at the farm. The ambition of FERTIMANURE is to cover both technological approach for nutrient recovery and nutrient management. To this end, the technological approach will be covered by the implementation of 5 innovative & integrated nutrient recovery on-farm experimental pilots in the most relevant European countries in terms of livestock production (Spain, France, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands), whereas the nutrient management will be addressed through 3 different strategies adapted to mixed and specialised farming systems: (Strategy #1) On-farm production and use of Bio-Based Fertilisers (BBF), (Strategy #2) On-farm BBF production and Centralised Tailor-Made Fertilisers (TMF) production and (Strategy #3) On-farm TMF production and use.
      A total of 31 marketable end-products (11 BBF & 20 TMF) will be obtained. The agronomic & environmental performance and their potential to replace conventional fertilisers will be assessed.
      Ultimately, FERTIMANURE seeks to provide an innovative circular economy model to favour rural development in agricultural sector by creating real synergies and links within farmers and other industrial activities.

      • Grant Agreement ID
        862849
      • Call Topic
        H2020-EU.3.2.1.1.
        H2020-EU.3.2.4.1.
      • Project Website
        not available
      • Duration
        From: 2020-01-01
        To: 2023-12-31
      • Overall Budget
        8 419 670,75 €
      • Coordinator
        FUNDACIO UNIVERSITARIA BALMES

      PROJECT CONTENTS

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        CONSOLE – CONtract SOLutions for Effective and lasting delivery of agri-environmental-climate public goods by EU agriculture and forestry

        CONSOLE – CONtract SOLutions for Effective and lasting delivery of agri-environmental-climate public goods by EU agriculture and forestry

        The objective of CONSOLE is to boost innovation in the lasting delivery of agri-environmental-climate public goods (AECPGs) by EU agriculture and forestry. To achieve this objective, CONSOLE builds a Community of Practice (CoP) to cocreate an empirically validated contractual framework, design and test effective and efficient contract models and support their implementation by multiple actors. The CONSOLE multi-actor and multidisciplinary team brings together 24 partners in 13 countries, covering representative typologies of actors involved in AECPGs contracts design and implementation (farmer organisations, regional administrations, consultancy companies, research institutions and water and forest management bodies). The CONSOLE framework will allow improved design and facilitate implementation of innovative contract solutions for the provision of AECPGs under various conditions across the EU. The CONSOLE framework includes: a) a catalogue showcasing successful experiences and good practices in AECPGs contracting and cooperation models; b) improved AECPGs contracts solutions and their assessment for different levels of governance; c) a comprehensive guide to the process for the design of AECPGs contracts; d) documentation, training and supporting materials. CONSOLE includes a comprehensive analysis of at least 52 case studies of existing experiences encompassing land tenure arrangements, result-based approaches, collective implementation and value chain-based remuneration, supported by surveys and modelling. Building upon these experiences, improved contract solutions will be developed in collaboration with the CoP. The CONSOLE framework will be tested in real decision-making contexts and will develop into a supporting tool for actors in the field, enabling the delivery and sustainability of AECPGs. Insights will improve policy design towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, in particular through environmental policies and the post-2020 CAP.

        • Grant Agreement ID
          817949
        • Call Topic
          H2020-EU.3.2.1.3.
        • Project Website
          not available
        • Duration
          From: 2019-05-01
          To: 2022-04-30
        • Overall Budget
          4 999 998,75 €
        • Coordinator
          ALMA MATER STUDIORUM – UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

        PROJECT CONTENTS

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          BIOENERGYTRAIN – European cooperation for higher education

          BIOENERGYTRAIN – European cooperation for higher education

          The development and adoption of renewable and sustainable energy has become a top priority in Europe, and is Horizon 2020’s most prominent theme. Research into new energy methods required to reduce humanity’s carbon footprint is an urgent and critical need, and is reliant upon a flow of newly qualified persons in areas as diverse as renewable energy infrastructure management, new energy materials and methods, and smart buildings and transport. Bioenergy is a particularly important field in this respect as it is at the cross-roads of several important European policies, from the Strategic Energy Technology Plan Roadmap on Education and Training (SET-Plan) to the European Bioeconomy Strategy to European Food Safety and Nutrition Policy. European development in this prioritised field is stalled due to a lack of qualified personnel, a lack of cohesion and integration among stakeholders, and poor linkage between professional training and industry needs. To address these problems, BioEnergyTrain brings together fifteen partners from six EU countries to create new post-graduate level curricula in key bioenergy disciplines, and a network of tertiary education institutions, research centres, professional associations, and industry stakeholders encompassing the whole value chain of bioenergy from field/forest to integration into the sustainable energy systems of buildings, settlements and regions. The project will foster European cooperation to provide a highly skilled and innovative workforce across the whole bioenergy value chain, closely following the recommendations of the SET-Plan Education Roadmap.

            • Grant Agreement ID
              656760
            • Call Topic
              H2020-EU.3.3.6.
            • Project Website
            • Duration
              From: 2015-05-01
              To: 2019-04-30
            • Overall Budget
              3 697 580 €
            • Coordinator
              EUROPEAN SUSTAINABLE ENERGY INNOVATION ALLIANCE – ESEIA, VEREIN FUR FORDERUNG DER EUROPAIESCHEN INNOVATION FUR ERNEUERBARE ENERGIEN

          PROJECT CONTENTS

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            BIOEASTsUP – Advancing Sustainable Circular Bioeconomy in Central and Eastern European countries

            BIOEASTsUP – Advancing Sustainable Circular Bioeconomy in Central and Eastern European countries

            The overall objective of BIOEASTsUP project is to support the BIOEAST initiative and Action Plan for transition of 11 Central and Eastern European (CEE) to bioeconomy. The specific objectives are: SO1: To trigger strategic thinking at governmental level and transnational peer-to-peer development of national circular bioeconomy strategies in BIOEAST countries. SО2: To emphasize the role of multi-actor approach in developing new value chains to advance bioeconomies. SO3: To develop in a multi-stakeholder driven approach a consolidated BIOEAST Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA). SO4: To set-up and maintain a macro-regional framework in support of the BIOEAST initiative and the SRIA development and sustainability. SO5: To facilitate evidence-based policy making. SO6: To increase the visibility of the bioeconomy within the quintuple helix in the BIOEAST region. BIOEASTsUP methodology was developed to support a parallel setup: the project structure and the structure of the BIOEAST Initiative. Two work packages focus on the national bioeconomy deployment (WP1, WP2), two are dedicated to the impact at the macro-regional and the EU level (WP3, WP4) whereas dissemination activity complements all the components (WP5). The work plan is as follows: WP 1: Framework for National Bioeconomy Strategies Development WP 2: Capacity building for BIOEAST stakeholders WP 3: Establishing macro-regional structures in support of the BIOEAST initiative WP 4: BIOEAST SRIA development and positioning the macro-regional economies WP 5: Communication, Dissemination and Exploitation WP 6: Project Management and Evaluation BIOEASTsUP has been initiated directly by the BIOEAST Initiative’s ministries. In total 26 ministries support the project. In addition associations, industrial chambers, innovation centres, other research organisations and NGOs have committed to the project. BIOEASTsUP will further engage all stakeholders in the bioeconomy value chain to coordinate efforts to maximize the impact.

            • Grant Agreement ID
              862699
            • Call Topic
              H2020-EU.3.2.1.3.
              H2020-EU.3.2.2.3.
              H2020-EU.3.2.4.1.
            • Project Website
              not available
            • Duration
              From: 2019-10-01
              To: 2022-09-30
            • Overall Budget
              3.000.000 €
            • Coordinator
              INSTYTUT UPRAWY NAWOZENIA I GLEBOZNAWSTWA, PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT BADAWCZY

            PROJECT CONTENTS

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              BECOTEPS – The Bio-Economy Technology Platforms join forces to address synergies and gaps between their Strategic Research Agendas

              BECOTEPS – The Bio-Economy Technology Platforms join forces to address synergies and gaps between their Strategic Research Agendas

              The nine European Technology Platforms (ETPs) that focus on the Knowledge-Based Bio-Economy (KBBE) join forces in this support action ‘BECOTEPS’.

              The main objectives and the respective activities will be:

              1. Achieve closer and more coordinated collaboration between the KBBE ETPs.
              2. Develop recommendations for better interaction between KBBE ETP stakeholders along the product chains and the sustainability issue regarding multidisciplinary research, application and policy issues.

              BECOTEPS will help to link science and application by addressing synergies and gaps i) between the SRAs of the ETPs and ii) with respect to the research preparedness of the scientific community by topical workshops on cross-cutting KBBE issues.
              The first workshop will address trust and collaboration in the food and feed chain, the second the integration of the non-food chains, and the third cross-cutting sustainability issues. The workshop recommendations on research and policy will be summarised in a White Paper.

              3) Encourage discussions among public research initiatives – European and national – and between the public and the private research initiatives to foster implementation of the Strategic Research Agendas based on the recommendations developed between the ETPs. In addition, BECOTEPS will promote the KBBE concept with the European Commission, European Parliament and national ministries in the member states including the relevant ERA-NETs.
              A small number of dissemination events will be held to discuss the KBBE, recommendations from the workshops on implementing cross-cutting issues from the ETPs’ Strategic Research Agendas (including Lead Markets, SMEs, education and training), and future collaboration.

              PROJECT CONTENTS

              THE EUROPEAN BIOECONOMY IN 2030
              This White Paper is the result of discussions between the European Technology Platforms (ETPs) that cover different segmentsof the European
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                BIOBASENWE – Bridging the innovation gap of biobased breakthroughs

                BIOBASENWE – Bridging the innovation gap of biobased breakthroughs

                RUBIZMO will identify business models with high potential for empowering rural communities to take advantage of the opportunities arising from improved value chain optimisation. It will directly supporting the creation of sustainable jobs and growth in rural economies, supporting a multi-actor approach for generation of shared-value. Ultimately, the project looks to contribute to rural development in Europe, supporting the Europe 2020 Strategy for Smart, Sustainable and Inclusive Growth, as well as supporting Regional and Rural Development policy.

                To do this, the project will identify innovative business models (developed or identified in existing projects under FP7, H2020, Interreg, Central Europe, etc.) with a significant potential to support modernisation and sustainable growth in rural economies, and relevant to the food sector, bio-based value chains and ecosystem services. Business models with the potential to contribute to the modernisation and sustainable growth of rural economies will be selected, packaged and classified according to their nature, comprising technologies, services, business support structures, financing mechanisms, etc.

                This will result in the creation of four practical, user-oriented tools:
                – Virtual library of business cases, to inspire and inform potential entrepreneurs about business opportunities;
                – Guidelines on creating favourable conditions for the deployment of innovative business models, to help public authorities and rural networks create adequate framework conditions for rural innovation;
                – Toolkit for clustering and network development in rural areas;
                – Transformation support tool, to help individual entrepreneurs understand which business models are best adapted to their situation, and how to go about implementing change.

                The project will then prepare Europe-wide upscaling and replication in rural areas using real life cases, taking account of the complexity of transferring value chains.

                  • Financial instrument
                    European Union’s Cohesion Policy
                    INTERREG IVB NWE
                  • Project Website
                  • Duration
                    From: Jan 2013
                    To: Dec 2016
                  • Coordinator
                    Bio Base Europe

                PROJECT CONTENTS

                Bio Base NWE for Policy Makers and Advisors
                Bridging the innovation gap of biobased breakthroughs. To accelerate the growth of the biobased economy, EU and local partners joined
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                BIOECONOMY FACTSHEET BELGIUM
                This factsheet gives an overview of the Belgian bioeconomy innovation technology system. It includes the key government interventions,research initiatives, networks
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                BIOECONOMY FACTSHEET EU
                This factsheet gives an overview of the European Union’s bioeconomy innovation technology system. It includes the key government interventions, research
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                BIOECONOMY FACTSHEET GERMANY
                This factsheet gives an overview of the German bioeconomy innovation technology system. It includes the key government interventions, research initiatives,
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                BIOECONOMY FACTSHEET IRELAND
                This factsheet gives an overview of the Irish bioeconomy innovation technology system. It includes the key government interventions, research initiatives,
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                BIOECONOMY FACTSHEET THE NETHERLANDS
                This factsheet gives an overview of the Dutch bioeconomy innovation technology system. It includes the key government interventions, research initiatives,
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                BIOECONOMY FACTSHEET UK
                This factsheet gives an overview of the UK bioeconomy innovation technology system. It includes the key government interventions, research initiatives,
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                Study centre
                The study centre is where you can find digital study materials, exams and process simulation.These tools are aimed to further
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                  RUBIZMO – Replicable business models for modern rural economies

                  RUBIZMO – Replicable business models for modern rural economies

                  RUBIZMO will identify business models with high potential for empowering rural communities to take advantage of the opportunities arising from improved value chain optimisation. It will directly supporting the creation of sustainable jobs and growth in rural economies, supporting a multi-actor approach for generation of shared-value. Ultimately, the project looks to contribute to rural development in Europe, supporting the Europe 2020 Strategy for Smart, Sustainable and Inclusive Growth, as well as supporting Regional and Rural Development policy.

                  To do this, the project will identify innovative business models (developed or identified in existing projects under FP7, H2020, Interreg, Central Europe, etc.) with a significant potential to support modernisation and sustainable growth in rural economies, and relevant to the food sector, bio-based value chains and ecosystem services. Business models with the potential to contribute to the modernisation and sustainable growth of rural economies will be selected, packaged and classified according to their nature, comprising technologies, services, business support structures, financing mechanisms, etc.

                  This will result in the creation of four practical, user-oriented tools:
                  – Virtual library of business cases, to inspire and inform potential entrepreneurs about business opportunities;
                  – Guidelines on creating favourable conditions for the deployment of innovative business models, to help public authorities and rural networks create adequate framework conditions for rural innovation;
                  – Toolkit for clustering and network development in rural areas;
                  – Transformation support tool, to help individual entrepreneurs understand which business models are best adapted to their situation, and how to go about implementing change.

                  The project will then prepare Europe-wide upscaling and replication in rural areas using real life cases, taking account of the complexity of transferring value chains.

                  • Grant Agreement ID
                    773621
                  • Call Topic
                    H2020-EU.3.2.1.3.
                    H2020-EU.3.2.2.3.
                    H2020-EU.3.2.4.1.
                  • Project Website
                  • Duration
                    From: 2018-05-01
                    To: 2021-04-30
                  • Overall Budget
                    3 928 852,04 €
                  • Coordinator
                    RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB

                  PROJECT CONTENTS

                  RUBIZMO – Replicable business models for modern rural economies – Policy brief
                  RUBIZMO will identify innovative business models with a significant potential to support modernisation and sustainable growth in rural economies, and
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                  RUBIZMO – Replicable business models for modern rural economies – Virtual Library
                  RUBIZMO will identify innovative business models with a significant potential to support modernisation and sustainable growth in rural economies, and
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                    URBIOFUTURE – Boosting future careers, education and research activities in the European bio-based industry

                    URBIOFUTURE – Boosting future careers, education and research activities in the European bio-based industry

                    UrBIOfuture main goal is to bring Europe to the forefront of the bio-based sector by boosting careers, new educational programmes and research activities.

                    This approach is intended to be developed in this project as a 3-step methodology:

                    (1) An identification step, involving career mapping of programmes involving bio-based activities and pointing of skills mismatch between them and the bioindustry needs as main KPIs, alongside with a previous methodology and work terminology developed and aligned between the educational sector and the industry needs.

                    (2) An interaction step, in which the constant contact and contributions of the education sector, academia and industry will be sought throughout the project. The KPIs involved will be (a) building a comprehensive stakeholder network and a working group involving representatives from each sector of the bio-based value chain. The project has already received the support of 72 organizations from bio-based industries (38 LOIs), educational institutions and networks (15 LOIs), and from innovation and research centres (19 LOIs); and (b) the organisation of two workshops in which this group will participate. The first will seek dialogue between the different profiles to validate the common terminology and methodology, and the second will consist of a co-creation exercise to set the basis for promoting careers in the bio-based sector.

                    (3) The implementation of UrBIOfuture, through an appropriate Communication and Dissemination plan; the organization of promotional events, train-the-trainer and train-the-student workshops; and the development of an afterlife plan will ensure the broader impact of the results materialised in the project among the European bio-based sector.

                    The results of UrBIOfuture will help building a bio-based industrial sector with the adequately skilled people, that are able to operate innovative value chains while establishing and sustaining a solid bio-based industry in Europe.

                    • Grant Agreement ID
                      837811
                    • Call Topic
                      H2020-EU.2.1.4.
                      H2020-EU.3.2.6.
                    • Project Website
                    • Duration
                      From: 2019-05-01
                      To: 2020-04-30
                    • Overall Budget
                      996 385 €
                    • Coordinator
                      UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA

                    PROJECT CONTENTS

                    Comprehensive map of completed and ongoing programmes addressing curricula in the bio-based sector
                    Deliverable about the identification of educational programmes addressing curricula related to the biobased industries. This report is the result of
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                    Deliverable 2.1. Bio-based stakeholders completed and classified list
                    Establishment of a network of stakeholders in the biobased industry sector where all participant had put an input.Main activities were
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                    Deliverable 4.1. Results from the dynamic workshop fostering dialogue organization
                    The present document summarises the activities developed in order to organize the UrBIOfuture Dynamic Workshop (DW), one of the key
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                    Deliverable 4.2. Results from the co-creation exercise
                    According to the UrBIOfuture proposal, a co-creation exercise has been designed and performed in order to set the basis for
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                    Educational gaps and skills mismatch in the European Bioeconomy
                    Recording of the webinar Media:
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                    Focus Group Report
                    This document summarises the results obtained from 5 focus groups (27 participants in total) and 11 interviews to relevant agents
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                    Guide of best practices for cooperation between academia and industry based on success cases
                    Recommendations of good practices included in each chapter are briefly explain and record in cards showing examples of specific known
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                    Interactive searchable map of educational programme
                    The UrBIOfuture project carried out an exploration to identify educational programmes related to the biobased industry. This search tool shows
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                    Report about the analysis of educational gaps identified in the different regional contexts and action fields
                    Mapping and evaluation of existing needs and lacks in professional profiles and skills in the bio-based industry Document: D3.3_Report_about_the_analysis_of_educational_gaps_identified.pics
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                    UrBIOfuture Final Conference
                    At this Final Webinar, the UrBIOfuture consortium  presented the outcomes, best-practices and learned lessons. Moreover, you will have the chance to
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                    UrBIOfuture webinar 2 : Educational gaps and skills mismatch in the European Bioeconomy
                    The webinar ‘Educational gaps and skills mismatch in the European Bioeconomy’ was held on January 22nd, from 11:00 to 12:00
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                    Webinar: Introduction to the EU Bioeconomy career opportunities
                    Introduction to the EU Bioeconomy career opportunities” is the first webinar held by the UrBIOfuture project, on November 19, 2019.
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