Our project coordinator from the University of Bologna Davide Viaggi and our partner Susanna Albertini from FVA participated in the online workshop “Promoting education, training and skills across the bioeconomy” organised by Deloitte, empirica Communication and Technology Research and Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini together with the European Commission’s Directorate General for Research & Innovation (DG RTD) on October 26, 2021.
During the session, Davide participated in a panel on the state of play & challenges of education and skills in the EU bioeconomy. The discussion was moderated by Joanna Inglis-Dupont, Head of EU Affairs at European Bioplastics, and it counted on the participation of:
- Helene Nilsson, Nordic Council of Ministers Lithuania, BeUBio
- Davide Viaggi, European Bioeconomy University and BIObec
- George Sakellaris, European community of Practice on Bioeconomy Education & Czech Hub of Bioeconomy & Bioeconomy Platform for Czech Republic
- Barbara Archesso, European Vocational Training Association (EVTA)
- Piritta Torssonen, Bioeconomy education for professionals at University of Eastern Finland
Meanwhile, Susanna presented the slot Inspiring young generations: Innovative approaches from European Funded projects, where she introduced the work been carried out by different projects funded by the European Commission and the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking, BIObec among them.
The whole workshop was organized as part of a study that aims to gather a wide range of stakeholders in the fields of bioeconomy, education, training and skills (education institutions, private and public sector, academics and scientists), in order to discuss current trends and future skills needs in the European bioeconomy towards 2030 and 2050.