2018 - 2021

BIOVOICES overall aim is to ensure the engagement of all relevant stakeholder groups and tackle bio-based related challenges by establishing a multi-stakeholder platform, involving a plurality of actors (voices) with different perspectives, knowledge and experiences by animating open dialogue and mutual learning between the different stakeholders. BIOVOICES is expected to increase the quality, the relevance, the social acceptability and the sustainability of research and innovation outcomes in various domains supporting pro-active discussion and co-creation among relevant stakeholders and promoting the direct engagement of citizens and society at large in a co-creation research and innovation process.

BIOVOICES is creating a Mobilisation and Mutual Learning (MML) platform in the bio-based domain with the objective of promoting dialogue and co-creation of research, innovation, development and political context in bio-based economy between the stakeholders of the quadruple helix model: civil society/users, industry, researchers, civil society and public authorities.

With the ultimately goal of fostering the awareness of the wider public about the benefits and potential social, economic and environmental impact of the bioeconomy and widening the diffusion of bio-based products (BBP), the project will focus on the following actions:

• develop an action plan and dedicated strategies to address the large public, including:

o knowledge platform
o events and multiplication workshops
o social media campaigns
o informative app

• Enhance co-creation activities, such us develop stakeholder-oriented policy briefs, co-created within the stakeholders involved in the project.

The project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement 774331