Program
  • Thursday, November 7, 2019
  • 14:00 - 17:30
  • Memo
  • Cedro Room West Hall

Organized by: Ecomondo Scientific Technical Committee and Italian Cluster of Green Chemistry SPRING

As reported in the Manifesto launched in Bratislava in 2016, "the European bioeconomy should be based on sustainable and circular development at regional and local level (bio-regions and bio-communities) considering various elements: ecology, resilience, biodiversity, management of water resources and the cultural heritage". The Bioeconomy Stakeholders Panel also theorises a model of "sustainable regions", based on the leverage effect of the Regions, with particular attention to the quality of the territories and local economies, supporting the creation of virtuous interregional chains. At European level, the "regional bioeconomies" are increasingly recognized as a key element to achieve the goals of sustainable development and climate action of the United Nations. The Italian regions have already proved to be widely motivated to keep alive rural economies, implementing regional economic cycles and supporting local agro-industrial projects with the strategic idea of ​​using bio-resources in a more innovative and efficient way. The conference aims to illustrate: i) the role that the Regions can play in boosting bioeconomy multidisciplinary knowledge from a cultural and educational point of view;  ii) tools to implement regional bioeconomy strategies within the Regions in order to enhance the bio-based sector and to support interregional cooperation; iii) Experiences from the Permanent Working-Group between SPRING Cluster and the Italian Regions.

Section Chair
Mario Bonaccorso, Italian Cluster of Green Chemistry SPRING

Programme

14.00 Introduction by the chair
Mario Bonaccorso, Cluster SPRING, Assobiotec

Bioeconomy: educational best practices to spread a multidisciplinary knowledge and a new culture

14.10 “Darsena in blu” - Fairy tales for sustainable education
Fondazione Gardini

14.25 Master Biocirce – Bioeconomy in the Circular Economy
Giovanni Sannia –Master BIOCIRCE Director

The state of the art of the bioeconomy in Europe: the role of the regions

14.40 Regional Bioeconomy Strategies in Europe
Christian Patermann, Former Director European Commission

14.55 The regional dimension as a starting point in the European and national strategy
Raffaele Liberali, Coordinator of the Permanent Working-Group between SPRING and the Italian Regions

Tools to implement regional bioeconomy strategies within the Regions, to enhance the bio-based sector and to support interregional cooperation

15.10 The Permanent Working-Group between SPRING and the Italian Regions to foster dialogue among territories
Palma Costi, Regione Emilia Romagna, Councilor for productive activities, energy plan, green economy and post-earthquake reconstruction

15.25 How the bioeconomy can stimulate the development of the Southern Regions
Gerardo Cringoli, Presidency Committee Svimez

15.40 Networks to strengthen the bioeconomy development at regional and European level
Vincenzo Zezza, Head of University System Department, right to study, research and innovation of the Piedmont Region

15.55 Presentation of Power4BioVincenzo Zezza, Head of University System Department, right to study, research and innovation of the Piedmont Region
Sara Cantone, Cluster SPRING and Power4Bio Project Manager

15.45 – 17.30 Panel Discussion with Regions and Autonomous Provinces
Experiences from the Permanent Working-Group between SPRING Cluster and the Italian Regions

17.30 Discussion and Closure

EN-IT TRANSLATION WILL BE PROVIDED