GoDanuBio Participative Ecosystems for fostering the revitalization of rural-urban cooperation through governing Danube Circular Bioeconomy

Danube regions and cities face major societal transitions regarding demographic change. The rural exodus is caused by better employment opportunities for the youth and the prospect of a better life in cities. The movement of labor leads to depopulated areas leaving an aging and increasingly unskilled population behind. However, regions can make a significant new beginning. But a multi-level participative governance approach and new institutional capacities are needed to pool existent excellent competencies and development potentials. Co-creating future strategies to increase the attractiveness of rural areas is the key to give the youth new incentives to revive rural areas. Circular-Bioeconomy is used as a tool, that promises to foster regional development: It is a concept focusing on the transition of a fossil-resource based economy towards an economy making use of sustainable production of biological resources and processes to develop new products, thus setting rural areas and their development into focus. The concept catalyzes interdisciplinary cooperation also between different policy areas/levels to actively address demographic change, by enhancing value creation through new collaboration, business models and value chains raising the attractiveness to stay and even move to rural areas. Long term goal of the project is to enhance the socio-economic status of the regions, contribute to environmental, climate and resource protection as well as foster development of rural areas. An ecosystem for systematic multi-level governance with actors from the interested public, academia, industry and political decision making will be developed. That ecosystem gives space for co-creation and new forms of integrated urban-rural cooperation leading to increased institutional capacity to tackle demographic change. Thus, overcoming the persistent lack of engagement of societal actors in the political system by giving them ownership to address demographic change.

 

Participative Ecosystems for fostering the revitalization of rural-urban cooperation through governing Danube Circular Bioeconomy
Start date
01-07-2020
End date
31-12-2022
Budget in Euro
Overall: 2713796.5
ERDF Contribution: 2214155.21
IPA Contribution: 92571.8
ENI Contribution: 0
Call number
Call 3
Priority
Well-governed Danube region
Specific objective
Improve institutional capacities to tackle major societal challenges

Project Partners

Name Type Email Country
BIOPRO Baden-Württemberg GmbH Lead partner costa@bio-pro.de Germany
ClusterAgentur Baden-Württemberg, hosted by VDI/VDE IT ERDF partner mzk@clusteragentur-bw.de Germany
Romanian Cluster Association ERDF partner contact@clustero.eu Romania
Bulgarian Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion Agency ERDF partner v.minev@sme.government.bg Bulgaria
Croatian Wood Cluster ERDF partner projekti@drvniklaster.hr Croatia
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Project News

  • GoDanuBio - International Conference of SMEs „Clusters as drivers of resilient, digital and green economic competitiveness”
    - 20-12-2021
    International Conference of SMEs „Clusters as drivers of resilient, digital and green economic competitiveness”

    International Conference of SMEs „Clusters as drivers of resilient, digital and green economic competitiveness”         Approximately 200 representatives of companies, clusters, RDI organizations, and regional and...

  • GoDanuBio - GoDanuBio presented in the event “Sustainable Value Creation in the Danube Region” organized on 16/11/2021 in Stuttgart
    - 06-12-2021
    GoDanuBio presented in the event “Sustainable Value Creation in the Danube Region” organized on 16/11/2021 in Stuttgart

      GoDanuBio presented in the event “Sustainable Value Creation in the Danube Region” organized on 16/11/2021 in Stuttgart The dialogue and knowledge exchange with institutions and companies committed to sustainability between...

  • GoDanuBio - International SME Conference - CLUSTERS as drivers of Resilient, Digital and Green Economic Competitiveness
    - 24-11-2021
    International SME Conference - CLUSTERS as drivers of Resilient, Digital and Green Economic Competitiveness

    International SME Conference  CLUSTERS as drivers of Resilient, Digital and Green Economic Competitiveness Chisinau, R. of Moldova December 7-8 online     Against the current global challenges and in line with the EU and...

  • GoDanuBio - Event "Sustainable Value Creation in the Danube Region"
    - 11-11-2021
    Event "Sustainable Value Creation in the Danube Region"

    Please save the date for the event "Sustainable Value Creation in the Danube Region" on 16 November 2021 at 10 a.m. in Haus der Wirtschaft (Berta-Benz-Saal), Stuttgart or online. The event is dedicated to dialogue and knowledge exchange...

  • GoDanuBio - GODANUBIO and EUSDR PA8 EVENT "BIOECONOMIZING THE DANUBE REGION: ALL STAKEHOLDERS HAND-IN-HAND" (Zagreb, 20/10/2021)
    - 28-10-2021
    GODANUBIO and EUSDR PA8 EVENT "BIOECONOMIZING THE DANUBE REGION: ALL STAKEHOLDERS HAND-IN-HAND" (Zagreb, 20/10/2021)

    On 20 October, the GoDanuBio project held a joint event together with EUSDR Priority Area 8 on the topic of ‘Bioeconomizing the Danube Region’[1]. The host and co-organiser of the event was the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development...

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