After 3 rich years, the BLOOM project is coming to its end in December 2020. During the last years, our partner organisations have run many activities to raise awareness on bioeconomy in Europe, bring multiple stakeholders together in dialogue, gain a common understanding and foster learning and education. Five regional bioeconomy hubs have been established in Spain, Poland, the Netherlands, Austria & Germany and Sweden & Finland. In co-creation workshops with different groups of stakeholders, the regional hubs have elaborated a series of outreach and engagement activities. On the following pages, you can find main insights and outcomes of the hub activities.
Moreover, the BLOOM School Box is the result of a fruitful collaboration and co-creation process involving teachers from 10 different countries. It is a pioneering collection of bioeconomy related teaching resources which educators can use to introduce the concept of bioeconomy in their classrooms as a trigger to raise student interest in science subjects and their awareness of critical societal challenges. The School Box has been made accessible to many more teachers, through the implementation of a MOOC and a competition. Find out more on page 15!
With the main aim to raise awareness on bioeconomy in Europe, BLOOM has also developed a series of information and outreach material, that now remains available for other projects and the general public. The available material includes a video series on bioeconomy, podcasts, a bioeconomy suitcase with biobased products, guidebooks and much more. For a complete overview, visit the “BLOOM Media” section on our website.
We would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the success of BLOOM during the last 3 years!