Funding source
European Commission – Horizon Europe

September 2022 to August 2025

Project URL

Project information
Thematic keywords

  • Bioeconomy governance models
  • Circular Bioeconomy
  • Quadruple Helix
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Inclusion
  • Sustainable territorial development

Methodological keywords

  • Policy mapping and profiling research
  • Capacity building and regional support solutions
  • Design of Toolbox: Knowledge Platform; Tools; Support Actions Inventory
  • Synergies with CCRI
  • Impact Assessment, monitoring & evaluation
  • Communication, dissemination & exploitation

Project narrative

Europe’s regional authorities have a crucial role to play as agents of inclusive and resilient economic development for their territories. ROBIN sets out to empower them to fulfil this role with support to co-shape their governance structures to accelerate the deployment of their circular bioeconomy targets, while also promoting social innovation.

The project demonstrates the potential of innovative circular bioeconomy governance structures and models in 5 regions within Ireland, Germany, Spain, Slovakia and Greece. It sets up Multi-Actor Regional Constellations engaging key stakeholders to co-create novel governance structures, well-embedded within existing structures of the selected regions and mandated to execute circular bioeconomic strategies, and to coordinate effectively with the CCRI-CSO.

ROBIN also provides them with tailored support for enhanced stakeholder engagement, as well as a practical toolbox to improve the operation and monitoring of their models. In the process, ROBIN coordinates its actions with the CCRI-CSO.