This month, BIObec’s Italian partner FVA – New Media Research had the chance to represent the Project during the workshop “Circular bioeconomy and Art: an innovative format in education?”, organised in Apulia Region (Bari, Italy) in the context of BioGov initiative and under the patronage of the University of Bari Aldo Moro.
The overall purpose of the event celebrated in the city of Bari (Italy) was to:
• Share inspirational case studies
• Facilitate the identification of regional priorities and training needs in the bioeconomy sector
• Present innovative formats and methodologies stemming from the intersection between circular bioeconomy and art
• Discuss how art and culture can contribute to responding to identified priorities and training needs
During the workshop, FVA presented the BIObec project’s contribution to bridging the bio-based industry and the education system by interlinking universities, innovation labs, and R&D centres with industrial actors and policymakers to create multi-level Bio-Based Education Centres (BBECs).
In the words of Selenia Marinelli, European Project Manager at FVA – New Media Research: “BIObec project offers a new vision about education and bioeconomy, engaging each other to develop new professional and academy skills required for the future. Apulia and other European regions are facing different challenges where innovation and creativity will play a crucial role, it is therefore why we are delighted to participate in this excellent initiative running by the BioGov project”.