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B2E CoLAB helps drive transition to a sustainable and inclusive bioeconomy

The B2E – Blue Bioeconomy CoLAB joined the European project to drive the transition to a sustainable and inclusive bioeconomy. The project aims to explore governance models, guides, and practices applicable to education and training in the sector, as well as skills development.

In collaboration with LOBA, the Portuguese partner of this Horizon Europe funded project, B2E CoLAB co-organized the first Portuguese workshop, called The Potential of the Bioeconomy in Education and Sustainable Development. The event took place on June 21st, starting at 2:30 pm, at the headquarters of ANJE – Associação Nacional de Jovens Empresários, in Porto.

The workshop aimed to bring together Portuguese stakeholders actively involved in the bioeconomy sector, in order to create a platform to discuss and share best practices and regional case studies identified by the project. In addition, it sought to identify regional needs and priorities related to the bioeconomy in Portugal and launch the “Community of Practice,” focusing on education and lifelong learning in the bioeconomy area, exploring innovative intersections between the bioeconomy, arts, and culture.

During the event, the executive coordinator of B2E CoLAB, Maria Coelho, was the Keynote Speaker, focusing on the then-current state of the bioeconomy in Portugal, highlighting trends, opportunities, promising sectors, value chains, and the importance of education in this sector.

The project was being implemented in eight European countries, including Portugal, Estonia, Italy, the Netherlands, Greece, Slovakia, Czech Republic, and Germany. The goal was to engage diverse stakeholders in the debate about regional needs and strategies to boost the bioeconomy in education and professional training and to explore the potential of arts and culture as catalysts for the sector.

(Updated on June 22n)

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