BERST Steering committee meeting at Tarvaala

Julkaistu 01.09.2015


Members of the BERST -project gathered to Tarvaala, Saarijärvi to steering committee meeting at the end of August. Bioeconomy specialist from 8 different countries held project steering committee meeting and had excursions to the bioeconomy businesses in Central Finland.

BERST project (12/2013 – 11/2015, EU FP7) provides tools (sets of criteria, catalogues both of instruments and measures as well as of good practices and case studies, and guidelines for elaborating regional profiles to prepare for smart specialisation strategies) to help regions in their trajectory of bioeconomic development.

The aim of this project is to take into account the bioeconomy potential and strategies of a range of different regions in Europe, and therefore to gain understanding of the possibilities and challenges related to the enhancement of biobased economies. The project also provides a support network in order to promote the development of smart specialisation strategies based on regional bioeconomic potential. The results and outcomes of this project will be linked to each region’s ”normal” planning and strategic development processes, and therefore to give additional tools for the regions to enhance their bioeconomies. This also means to promote stakeholder relations within bioregions, so that entrepreneurs can guide regional priorities in the development of the bioeconomy.

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