BIOLOC project is funded by European Commission, and it promotes social innovation and inclusion as enabling factors to accelerate the transition to circular bioeconomy and thus contributes to revitalizing local communities in 12 European regions in Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain. Through extensive interdisciplinary research and cross-sectoral analyses, BIOLOC will elaborate on concepts and solutions that will trigger positive cascading effects on communities by fostering a participatory and inclusive approach to develop resilient innovative biobased activities open to the contribution of socially disadvantaged or marginalised groups. In this way it will deliver innovative and inclusive business models and drive the establishment of permanent public-private multistakeholder hubs to pioneer a social trialogue on innovative and inclusive circular bioeconomy as a leveraging factor for sustainable and resilient local communities.
- Launch of local initiatives: co-creation of a fact-based set of tailored, shared and scalable approaches and measures to foster the inclusion of marginalised groups in biobased value chains;
- BIOLOC hubs establishment to strengthen local development through inclusive and innovative CBE;
- Promote and capitalise dissemination of acquired knowledge and further promote similar initiative based on the acquired knowledge;
- State of the art analysis of the biobased value chains;
- Catalogue of proposed solutions to valorise local CBE potential and un-unused assets.