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Government and industry’s bioeconomy perceptions survey

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Bioeconomy perceptions

Transitioning towards a more sustainable economy and society is necessary for broad social and political support; the views of different groups are essential to maximise impact.

Policymakers, government officials and stakeholders from the forest and wood sector can contribute to promoting the forest bioeconomy. However, we need to understand first how their perceptions of the topic.

To identify the current state of government and industry perceptions, the Bioregions Facility conducted research on stakeholders’ views regarding the forest bioeconomy.

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About the survey

The survey targeted government and industry groups to understand how these sectors perceive the bioeconomy, its potential benefits, challenges, and their roles in promoting or implementing bioeconomy-related initiatives.

The Bioregions Facility aims to empower regional-level policymakers by leveraging robust regional policy tools and incorporating global best practices. Our goal is to foster mutually beneficial partnerships with the private sector and gain an understanding of the regional challenges and supportive conditions for the bioeconomy. Through these insights, we strive to facilitate informed decision-making and sustainable bioeconomic development at the regional level.

Launch in your region

The Bioregions Facility offers a comprehensive survey toolkit with materials provided in the local language of the region for seamless implementation. Your region simply needs to identify potential respondents within regional government and industry and extend invitations for their participation in the survey.

The government and industry’s bioeconomy perception survey has been launched in nine regions: Basque Country, Castile and León, Catalonia, Central Bohemia, Flanders, North Karelia, North Rhine-Westphalia, South Ostrobothnia and Tuscany.

For a more in-depth understanding of the survey process and the impactful results it can yield in your region, we invite you to watch the presentation. Discover how your region can benefit from valuable insights and contribute to the advancement of sustainable bioeconomic development.

Interested in launching the survey in your region? Contact us at bioregions@efi.int


  • Informing bioeconomy-related policies and planning.
  • Communicating and raising awareness of the bioeconomy.
  • Engaging actors in government and industry in the bioeconomy.

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