Calling regions with the ambition to develop a sustainable bio-based economy

Clusters can foster innovation along value chains and guide strategic initiatives at both regional and national levels. ICLEI Europe supports the establishment of innovative governance models intended to ensure better informed decision making, boost social engagement and stimulate innovation in the bio-based economy in line with the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Biomodel4Regions project is looking for two regions or clusters in Northern, Mediterranean, Eastern or Central-Western Europe keen to develop their own bio-based economy strategy covering agri-food, forestry, shellfish or Organic Fraction of Municipal Solid Waste (OFMSW).

Regions will reap a host of advantages from participating in this initiative. The regions selected will be able to share valuable knowledge and build a community with other bio-based clusters across Europe, tapping into the extensive network of regions and expertise within the Circular Cities and Regions Initiative (CCRI). They will have the opportunity to acquire hands-on experience of crafting blueprints for their own sustainable bio-based economy strategy, be able to conduct self-assessments to identify governance and policy gaps in their regional bio-based economies using the Biomodel4Regions’ Bio-based Governance Framework and contribute to its finalisation.

Interested regions can apply up until 1 December 2023.