The ideas for BeUBio started within the Baltic Leadership Program Bioeconomy Youth and is a seed money project aiming to prepare for a larger project including more youth actors and organisations interested in the sustainability goals and especially the development of a circular bioeconomy.
Initiatives such as the ‘Baltic Leadership Programme on Youth', 'Bioeconomy (BLP Youth)', ‘ReGeneration 2030’ and the ‘Baltic Youth Festival’ are examples of regional cooperation. However, we need more and harmonised initiatives and methods for attracting and involving youth. The aims of BeUBio is to bring together young people, politicians and decision makers in companies and create synergies with other actors and initiatives addressing the UN SDG:s and the transition to a bio based economy. We aim to establish a platform in the Baltic Sea Region which will enable youth to take part and lead in the development of a circular bioeconomy within the EUSBSR and other relevant actions.
The activities are concentrated to creating contacts with other youth actors in the Baltic Sea Region, trying to find common grounds for a larger project targeting youth, sustainability and circular bioeconomy. There will be a Pilot Youth Bioeconomy Council established linked to the NCM Bioeconomy Council. A mapping of education products on bioeconomy in the Baltic Sea region will be performed and acivities at the EUSBSR Annual Forum is also foreseen. Another activity is an outreach to youth initiatives in other macro regional strategies.