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While much of the economy prioritises urban areas, the bioeconomy concept elevates the resources of rural areas, focusing on forest and agricultural sectors. Through regional innovations and collaborations, the bioeconomy holds significant potential for investment that could reinvigorate rural Mediterranean landscapes.

MIKOGEST: innovative management of mycological resources

The MIKOGEST operational group works to manage the mycological resource regulation by means of innovative techniques (ICT tools), ensuring sustainability in the...

Resin Innovation Challenge winners announced!

In early 2020, the SustForest Plus project launched the "Resin Innovation Challenge", an initiative that aims to bring together some of the...

International Online Course: Social Innovation in Rural Areas

The European project SIMRA (Social Innovation in Marginalized Rural Areas) is organising a MOOC (Massive Online Open Course) on social innovation in...

DESIRA project brings digital technologies to forests and rural areas

The DESIRA (Digitisation: Economic and Social Impacts on Rural Areas) research initiative is a four-year Horizon 2020 project coordinated by the University...
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Call for abstracts: 13th RSAI World Congress in Morocco

The Regional Science Association International (RSAI) and the Moroccan Regional Science Association (AMSR) invite regional scientists, economists, economic geographers, urban planners, policy makers, and...

Forest bioeconomy to counter rural depopulation in Spain

The city of Cuenca has the most important urban forest area in Spain, and the third largest in the European Union with...

Call for abstracts – 13th World Congress of the Regional Science Association International

The Regional Science Association International (RSAI) and the Moroccan Regional Science Association invite regional scientists, economists, economic geographers, urban planners, policy makers, and...

SIMRA’s October sessions: Lessons learned from the project innovation actions

On 7 and 8 October EFIMED organised two workshops in the province of Teruel (Aragon, Spain) to close the Innovative Action that...
The open, semi-arid forests of Iran’s Zagros region

Have your forest, and (your livestock) eat it too

Forest may not be the first image that springs to mind when visualising the Iranian landscape. Yet, the open, semi-arid forests of Iran’s...

Regional collaboration is the key to Europe’s bioeconomy

Europe’s rural regions face a triple threat: how to adapt to climate change, protect biodiversity, and still provide for human needs—in rural, as well...

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Kickstarter campaign to support sustainability stories for kids

The illustrated book “Once Upon The Future: Everyday Adventures Change the World” is written by six sustainability scientists, inspired by their own...

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