BE-Rural aims to realise the potential of regional and local bio-based economies by supporting relevant actors in the participatory development of bioeconomy strategies and roadmaps.
To prepare and guide activities in the BE-Rural target regions this briefing paper discusses the following three elements:
- Definitions and rationales for knowledge exchange and capacity building
- Existing approaches to knowledge exchange and capacity building, notably: (i) national and regional bioeconomy strategy-building processes, (ii) the EU’s Smart Specialisation Strategy approach, and (iii) the U Rural Development Policy
- Good practice examples (case studies) of knowledge exchange and capacity building in rural bioeconomy strategies in five European regions (Baden-Württemberg in Germany, Catalonia in Spain, Oulu in Finland, Scotland in the United Kingdom and Tajo-Salor-Almonte in Spain).