Meeting and regional cross-visit Power4Bio
The Andalusian Regional Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Sustainable Development (CAGPDS) of the Junta de Andalucía participated in the IV consortium meeting of the consortium and general assembly of the European POWER4BIO Project last week, on September 17.
During this meeting, the progress of the project of the last six months was discussed and the deliverables developed during the last months were presented, including examples of best practices and regional policies to support the bioeconomy.
Similarly, on the 23rd and 24th, the CAGPDS had the opportunity to attend the seventh regional visit of the project also online. On September 23, the host partner of the Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra (SUA) organized the Bioeconomy conference in which it showed the advances in their Slovak bioeonomy strategy with representatives of the administration, industry and research centers. Knowledge transfer entity such as the Bioeconomy Cluster of the region also presented and the day finalized with a collaborative event with examples in the short, medium and long term to promote good practices in the region. On the other hand, on September 24, there was the opportunity to participate in several presentations of regional examples of innovative processes in bioeconomy that included entities such as BÚŠLAK (ecological agriculture), GENERAL PLASTIC (plastics recycling), ZI DOBRE (pharmacological products), Slovak Business Agency and EIT Food Hub at SUA.
The POWER4BIO project began in October 2018 and will end in March 2021 with the main objective of providing ten European regions with the necessary tools to promote the transition to the bioeconomy through advisory actions for the development, implementation and monitoring of their strategies of bioeconomy. In addition, POWER4BIO will rely on a learning program through a series of ten regional visits that have been carried out since last year and several specialisation courses that will begin in June 2020. The project consists of a consortium of seventeen partners having the CIRCE Foundation acts as coordinator and where the CAGPDS, as the promoter of the Andalusian Circular Bioeconomy Strategy, is a partner that supports the regions that are developing their own bioeconomy strategies.
The next regional visit will be to Andalusia on October 20 and 21.