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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.

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...

Bioregions Forum 2018

13 November, 2018, Barcelona, Spain. The bioeconomy takes different shapes in different regions through innovative and tailored combination of biomass production and processing capacities, agro-ecological...

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New guide on the uses of valuable broadleaves timber in Catalonia

Valuable broadleaves are tree species whose wood may reach superb technical and aesthetic properties. Oak, walnut, cherry, maple or ash are examples...

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