Module 1. Bioeconomy and circular economy (CBE) definitions in different sources. CBE strategies in the EU and other BSR countries. Bioeconomy sector characteristics in the BSR countries.

Knowledge and information:

Participants will be able to demonstrate an in-depth knowledge and the theoretical understanding of circular bioeconomy issues, strategic documents and bioeconomy sectors in different countries.

Benefits and skills:

Participants can reasonably explain and discuss bioeconomy and CBE issues, independently employ theory about bioeconomy and circular economy definitions and strategies, using their analytical skills.

Training resources:

In our project, the following definition of circular bioeconomy is being applied: “The circular bioeconomy covers all sectors and systems that rely on biological resources (animals, plants, micro-organisms and derived biomass, including organic waste), their functions and principles. It includes and interlinks land and marine ecosystems and the services they provide; all primary production sectors that use and produce biological resources (agriculture, forestry, fisheries, and aquaculture); and all economic and industrial sectors that use biological resources and processes to produce food, feed, bio-based products, energy and services”.

More information on definitions of bioeconomy and circular economy, as well as on EU and national level strategies of this field are provided and explained in Chapter 1 of “Report on good practice implementation guidelines for circular bioeconomy development and a training programme targeted at regional/local public authorities in the BSR”.

For instructing on characteristics of the bioeconomy sectors, data and analytical tools are provided in e-Tools section “Analyse biomass value chains in the Baltic Sea Region”. This section of e-Tools provides statistical data and expert assessments on biomass resources, its deployment, as well as on related market opportunities in the BSR countries. It also includes biomass and biological waste potential calculators with which data of particular enterprise, cooperative or region can be investigated.

Duration: 1 academic hour