Regional strategies for circular bioeconomies (ROBIN)
Europe’s regional authorities play a crucial role as agents of just, inclusive and resilient economic development for their territories. ROBIN sets out to support them to co-shape their governance structures and models to accelerate the deployment of their circular bioeconomy targets, while also promoting social innovation and accounting for different territorial contexts. For this, ROBIN will establish and demonstrate innovative circular bioeconomy governance structures and models in 5 European regions within Ireland, Germany, Spain, Slovakia, and Greece.
ROBIN will support regional authorities by setting up Multi-Actor Regional Constellations to co-create and work alongside governance structures for the coordination and execution of circular bioeconomy strategies.
ROBIN will also provide tailored support for stakeholder engagement, as well as a practical toolbox to improve the design, operation, and monitoring of their governance models. In parallel, a monitoring and evaluation framework will gauge the performance and impact of the support actions and tools, providing quantifiable evidence of their economic, social and environmental impact.
Steinbeis Europa Zentrum supports as a project parter:
- Development, testing and validation of circular bioeconomy governance models at regional level
- Development of a toolbox for the implementation of circular bioeconomy strategies
- Coordination of the collaboration activities with related project, initiatives, and networks
- Dissemination and communication activities in the project
- Project acronym: ROBIN
- Funding: European Commission, Horizon Europe (Grant Agreement Nr. 101060504)
- Project budget: 2,499,951 EUR (all partners)
- Participating countries: Belgium, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Slovakia, Spain
- Project duration: 09/2022- 08/2025
Keywords: Bioeconomy, governance models, governance structure, circular bioeconomy, stakeholder engagement