Perceptions on the bioeconomy in the Basque Country

The Bioregions Facility launched Perceptions on the bioeconomy survey in the Basque Country, Spain, from April to July 2022 in Spanish and Basque.

The survey targeted different groups within government and industry to understand how they perceive the bioeconomy, its benefits, and its challenges.

Learn more about the Government and industry bioeconomy perceptions survey and ways to implement the survey in your region.

Content: survey report government and industry perceptions on the Bioeconomy in the Basque Country

Author(s): Siebe Briers, Inazio Martinez de Arano

Year: 2022

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Perceptions on the bioeconomy in Flanders

The Bioregions Facility launched Perceptions on the bioeconomy survey in Flanders, Belgium, from October to December 2022 in the local language, Dutch.

The survey targeted different groups within government and industry to understand how they perceive the bioeconomy, its benefits, and its challenges.

Learn more about the Government and industry bioeconomy perceptions survey and ways to implement the survey in your region.

Content: survey report on government and industry perceptions on the bioeconomy in Flanders, Belgium

Author(s): Siebe Briers, Inazio Martinez de Arano, Ronit Bohra, Jasmine Versyck, Gudrun Van Langenhove, Hanna Van Renterghem

Year: 2023

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Perceptions on the bioeconomy in North Rhine-Westphalia

The Bioregions Facility launched Perceptions on the bioeconomy survey in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, from December 2021 to February 2022.

The survey targeted different groups within government and industry to understand how they perceive the bioeconomy, its benefits, and its challenges.

Learn more about the Government and industry bioeconomy perceptions survey and ways to implement the survey in your region.

Content: survey report government and industry perceptions on the Bioeconomy in North Rhine-Westphalia

Author(s): Siebe Briers, Inazio Martinez de Arano, Stefanie Wieland, Martin Schwarz

Year: 2023

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Perceptions on the bioeconomy in Tuscany

The Bioregions Facility launched Perceptions on the bioeconomy survey in Tuscany, Italy, from December 2021 to January 2022.

The survey targeted different groups within government and industry to understand how they perceive the bioeconomy, its benefits, and its challenges.

Learn more about the Government and industry bioeconomy perceptions survey and ways to implement the survey in your region.

Content: survey report on government and industry perceptions on the bioeconomy in Tuscany, Italy

Author(s): Siebe Briers, Inazio Martinez de Arano, Venla Wallius, Fabio Boscaleri

Year: 2022

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Perceptions on the bioeconomy in North Karelia

The Bioregions Facility launched the Perceptions on the bioeconomy survey in North Karelia, Finland, from September to November 2021. 

The survey targeted different groups within government and industry to understand how they perceive the bioeconomy, its benefits, and its challenges.

Learn more about the Government and industry bioeconomy perceptions survey and ways to implement the survey in your region.

Content: survey report on government and industry perceptions on the bioeconomy in North Karelia, Finland

Author(s): Siebe Briers, Inazio Martinez de Arano, Venla Wallius, Milla Suomalainen

Year: 2022

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Perceptions on the bioeconomy in Central Bohemian Region

The Bioregions Facility launched the Perceptions on the bioeconomy survey in the Central Bohemian Region, Czech Republic, September–October 2022 in the local language, Czech.

The survey targeted different groups within government and industry to understand how they perceive the bioeconomy, its benefits, and its challenges.

Learn more about the Government and industry bioeconomy perceptions survey and ways to implement the survey in your region.

Content: survey report on government and industry perceptions on the bioeconomy in Central Bohemian Region, Czech Republic.

Author(s): Siebe Briers, Inazio Martinez de Arano, Radek Rinn

Year: 2023

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Perceptions on the bioeconomy in Catalonia

The Bioregions Facility launched, in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Food of Catalonia, Spain, a survey in Catalonia targeting government, industry and research sectors from 29 September to 1 December 2022 in Catalan.

The survey sought to understand how these sectors perceive the bioeconomy, its benefits, and its challenges. Some of the key findings are the following:

  • Participants perceive the bioeconomy as a promising economic model highly related to a circular economy and providing several environmental benefits.
  • Bioeconomy is perceived to be highly linked to circularity, biomass use for multiple purposes, and sustainable land management.
  • Catalan business and policy actors suggest that bioenergy is the region’s bioeconomy sector with the highest potential for growth.
  • Participants indicate that the government and industry are equally responsible for research, development, and innovation investments.
  • According to respondents, the bioeconomy has the strongest goal alignment with climate change mitigation & adaptation, circular economy, clean energy, and rural development. Technological innovation and biodiversity conservation are other policy areas with very high overlap with bioeconomy.

Learn more about the Government and industry bioeconomy survey and ways to implement the survey in your region.

Perceptions on the bioeconomy in Catalonia, Spain

Content: a bioeconomy report targeting government and industry in Catalonia, Spain

Author(s): Siebe Briers, Inazio Martinez de Arano

Year: 2023

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Perceptions on the bioeconomy in South Ostrobothnia

The Bioregions Facility launched the Perceptions on the bioeconomy survey in South Ostrobothnia, Finland, from December 2022 to February 2023.

The survey targeted different groups within government and industry to understand how they perceive the bioeconomy, its benefits, and its challenges.

Learn more about the Government and industry bioeconomy perceptions survey and ways to implement the survey in your region.

Content: survey report on government and industry perceptions on the bioeconomy in South Ostrobothnia, Finland

Author(s): Siebe Briers, Inazio Martinez de Arano, Liisa-Maija Hurme, Mari Väänänen

Year: 2023

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Perceptions on the bioeconomy in Castilla y León

The Bioregions Facility launched the Perceptions on the bioeconomy in Castilla y León, Spain, May–June 2022.

The survey targets different groups within government and industry to understand how they perceive the bioeconomy, its benefits, and its challenges.

Learn more about the Government and industry bioeconomy perceptions survey and ways to implement the survey in your region.

Content: survey report on government and industry perceptions on the bioeconomy in Castilla y León, Spain

Author(s): Siebe Briers, Inazio Martinez de Arano, Javier Calvo-Simón, Marta Boillos Mínguez

Year: 2023

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Survey on students’ perceptions of bioeconomy entrepreneurship

Ensuring the success of the EU Green Deal requires information about how the public understands different bioeconomy solutions. To understand the viewpoints of young citizens and future professionals, our team at EFI’s Bioregions Facility has developed a survey on students’ perceptions and attitudes towards bioeconomy and entrepreneurship.

The Bioeconomy Perceptions Survey targeted at students is an important tool to help regions learn more about their own bioeconomy ecosystem. It aims to provide insights into how students of higher education perceive the role of entrepreneurship in the field of bioeconomy, as well as related opportunities and challenges.

Are you a student? – Participate now in the Survey!

Everyone has a role to play in reducing environmental impacts: from the private sector, to governments, international organisations, and even individual consumers, our choices can help propel the transition to more sustainable systems. Share your voice to help shape the future of sustainable development in your region!

By filling in this survey on bioeconomy perceptions, you can enter into a competition to win a EFI wood-based t-shirt. Follow the registration link that is unlocked upon completing the survey! The survey is open until 16.2.2023.

Do you work at a higher education institution? – Launch the survey now in your higher education institution!

Bioregions Facility will provide the survey link along with an invitation letter for easy deployment. All you have to do is inviting the students in your study programme or educational institution to participate in the survey. High-level researchers at the European Forest Institute will analyse the survey results and deliver a European-wide final report.

For questions or to launch the survey in your higher education institution, write an email to venla.wallius[@]efi.int.

Survey target outcomes

  • Understand students’ perceptions of bioeconomy and entrepreneurship
  • Get insights on the available training and support for entrepreneurship at educational institutions
  • Engage universities into the forest bioeconomy discussions and open up new collaboration opportunities

Bioeconomy perceptions of government and industry: a cross-regional comparison

The Bioregions Facility’s initiative Regional Bioeconomy Perceptions Survey, is scaling up with the Survey launched in five regions and the plan to launch the Survey in five more regions by the end of the year.

On 15 June 2022, at the ERIAFF Annual Conference, the Facility presented the Survey initiative and a cross-regional comparison of the results from four regions: North Karelia (Finland); North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany); Tuscany (Italy); and Castilla y León (Spain). This presentation has now been recorded and is available to watch to obtain an introduction to the Survey!

Does it sound interesting to asses how government and industry perceive the bioeconomy in your region? Would it be valuable to understand which bioeconomy sectors are perceived to have the highest potential for growth in your region? Do you want to get insights on improving collaboration with government and industry? The survey aims to achieve these target outcomes, among others.

Bioeconomy perceptions survey

Watch the presentation to understand better how the survey process works and the results that can be achieved.

government and industry bioeconomy perceptions survey
EFI junior expert Siebe Briers presents the survey’s goals and objectives.

Sections of the video:
0 min – Introduction
1:08 min – About the survey and process
5:13 min – Structure of the survey to six target outcomes
5:54 min – Results
22:37 min – Key objectives
24:15 min – Closing