Bioeconomy
perceptions
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Bioeconomy perceptions

To raise awareness on the forest bioeconomy, we consider it crucial to thoroughly understand how different target groups perceive the bioeconomy and related topics. The views of these different groups are essential to help prioritise regional bioeconomy actions and communications to maximise their impacts. 

To obtain insights into how different target groups perceive the bioeconomy, the Bioregions Facility designs and implements Bioeconomy Perceptions Surveys for different target groups. One survey targets government & industry, another survey is aimed at students. Future surveys can focus on consumers and the general public.

Our survey efforts also contribute to large-scale comparative analyses across participating regions that can help harness and promote important strides toward a circular bioeconomy across Europe.

If you are interested in joining this effort by launching the survey to students in your study programme or educational institution, contact the Bioregions Facility at bioregions@efi.int.

Survey targeted at Students

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.

Launch the survey now in your educational institution!

Bioregions 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. 

Outcomes - Survey targeted at Students

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

Survey targeted at Government & Industry

The Bioregions Facility seeks to support regional level policymakers to take advantage of strong regional policy tools and global best practices, create mutually beneficial partnerships with the private sector, and deeply understand the unique regional challenges and supporting conditions for the bioeconomy.

The survey has been launched in six regions: North Karelia, Basque Country, North Rhine-Westphalia, Tuscany, Castilla y León and Central Bohemia. The launch is currently being prepared in Catalonia and Flanders. A variety of other regions has shown interest and is assessing the potential for launch in their region.

Launch the survey now in your region!

Bioregions will provide an easy-to-follow survey toolkit with materials in your local language for easy deployment. All your region needs to do is identify potential respondents within regional government and industry, and invite them to participate. 

High-level researchers at the European Forest Institute will analyse the survey results and deliver a final report to your region.

If you are interested in joining this effort by launching the survey in your region, contact the Bioregions Facility at bioregions@efi.int.

Outcomes - Survey targeted at Government & Industry

Prioritise value chains: the survey results will address which value chains are perceived by people in government and industry to have the most potential in the region.

Improve collaboration with government & industry: by examining the needs and expectations of each sector, as well as what each sector can provide to further develop the regional bioeconomy.

Understand how people perceive the bioeconomy: including insights about which benefits of the bioeconomy are perceived to be the most desirable among government and industry in the region, to help guide targeted communications initiatives.

Find key leverage points: by identifying overlaps between the dimensions of the bioeconomy and other initiatives that are important to business and government, like rural development and clean energy, to help maximise the impacts of regional efforts.

Assess "willingness to engage" with the bioeconomy: the survey can provide insights down to a sub-sector and departmental level among government and industry.

Identify barriers and supporting conditions: seeking insights as to where capacity, funding, innovation, and legislation can be prioritised to best support the regional bioeconomy.

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