The UrBIOfuture project, coordinated by the EDO Group, holds a workshop of European experts in Bioeconomics in Seville to promote employability in the sector.
This is one of the different events that UrBIOfuture has organized to design actions to involve students, unemployed and professionals in actions to raise awareness of the opportunity for professional development in Bioeconomics and reduce the educational gap in the sector.
The CTA, together with the coordination of the EDO Group, has gathered in Seville about thirty experts from European entities linked to the Bioeconomy in a workshop and co-creation to accelerate the development of the sector and its employability. The aim of the day is to analyze how to attract students, unemployed and professionals to the biobased industry, a growing sector that demands professionals with a new profile that involves several academic disciplines.
The workshop is part of the European UrBIOfuture project that is co-financed by the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) under the Horizon 2020 program. Led by the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), the project began in May 2019 with the objective of promoting European education in Bioeconomics through the creation of university careers, new training programs and research activities in a booming sector.
The Bioeconomy represents enormous economic potential for sectors such as agriculture, siviculture, fisheries, food, bioenergy and new industries that depend on biologically based products. Through the development of biodegradable, compostable and biobased alternatives, the Bioeconomy also provides solutions to the problem of plastic pollution. In this sense, the European Union plans to invest 10,000 million euros in Bioeconomy research by 2027.
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