The Bioeconomy Perceptions Survey helps regions learn more about their own bioeconomy ecosystem. It fosters insights into how different groups within government and industry perceive the bioeconomy, its benefits, and its challenges.

The views of these different groups are essential to help prioritise regional bioeconomy actions and communications to maximise their impacts. This effort also contributes to a large-scale comparative analysis across participating regions that can help harness and promote important strides toward a circular bioeconomy across Europe.

The survey has been launched in five regions: North Karelia, Basque Country, North Rhine-Westphalia, Tuscany and Castilla y León.

Launch the survey in your region!

Join the Bioregions and lead the way to a more sustainable future! 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.

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, focusing on three main objectives:

1. Inform bioeconomy-related policies and planning

2. Communications and awareness raising for the bioeconomy

3. Engage actors in government and industry in the bioeconomy

If you are interested in joining this effort by launching the survey in your region, contact the Bioregions Facility at


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.