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News article21 September 2022Directorate-General for Research and Innovation

Promoting bioeconomy education in Europe

In 2021, the European Commission (Directorate-General for Research and Innovation) mandated a study on “Promoting education, training and skills across the bioeconomy” to achieve a mainstreaming of the bioeconomy in education.

The study assesses the current and future (2030 and 2050) needs for professional profiles and skills, bringing together a quantitative forecast exercise and a qualitative ‘foresight’ activity, which incorporates expert insights on the future of the bioeconomy.

This assessment is compared against the current education and training provision in the bioeconomy at three levels:

  • higher education
  • vocational education and training, and
  • entrepreneurship training.

This comparison highlights key unmet training and education needs that need to be addressed to realise the opportunities that the bioeconomy can deliver in the future.

Recommendations are provided for each of the education levels to address these skills needs, including model curricula which draw on case studies of good practices. These recommendations cover both the content of model curricula, as well as approaches to developing and updating programmes to meet the changing needs of the bioeconomy.

More information

Final report

Policy brief

Bioeconomy in university, higher education and research programmes

Bioeconomy in vocational education and training

Bioeconomy in entrepreneurship training

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Publication date
21 September 2022
Author
Directorate-General for Research and Innovation