The ‘Bioeconomy Changemakers Festival’ is organised by the European Commission (DG Research and Innovation) in cooperation with the Bioeconomy Youth Ambassadors, and will be accompanied by independent satellite events all over Europe.
The Festival aims to engage youth as drivers of the transformative change required in view of the multiple challenges that Europe faces today, and to unlock the potential of the bioeconomy to make the transformation happen. In addition, the Festival will help the European Commission to gather views on an update of the Bioeconomy Strategy and Action Plan.
It will take place between 11 and 17 of March 2024 in various locations across the EU, and will comprise of:
- a high-level event, organised by the European Commission, in Brussels, on 13-14/03/2024.
- more than 30 satellite events, organised by third party organisations all over Europe, to enable youth to take part in the festival.
The target audience of the high-level event of 13-14 March 2024 consists of bioeconomy stakeholders, regional, national and international policy makers and youth interested in the bioeconomy.
The satellite events will be organised in the 18 countries They will offer space for discussions, networking, and information on career opportunities. Field trips and interactive workshops are also planned and at some satellite events you can play bioeconomy games or enjoy art exhibitions.