Bridging the gap between research and education for the circular bioeconomy
BREC
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BREC

PROGRAMME 2021-2027
priority
3 Climate-neutral societies
objective
3.1 Circular economy
Project type
Small Project
Implementation
October 2022 - September 2024
Technical details

BREC

The project BREC connects agricultural schools, authorities and researchers to spread circular agricultural practices among practitioners and test technologies driving circular bioeconomy.
Project summary
In this project we want to tackle the challenge of going from a linear economy to a circular bioeconomy, more specifically the challenge of teaching and spreading circular agriculture practices that have a considerably less environmental impact than conventional agriculture. The project will connect regional authorities with research institutions and agricultural schools to bridge the gap between researchers and practitioners. The regional authorities Viken [NOR] and Västra Götaland (VGR) [SWE] have developed policies and set ambitious environmental goals. Both regions have set a goal of becoming frontrunners in developing fossil-free regions based on circular principles and environmentally friendly resource management. One important barrier to reach this goal is lack of information and experience. Through trans-national cooperation and sharing experiences between regions that have specialized in different solutions, we will: 1) Identify, evaluate and design pilots for emerging and commercially available technologies and practices that drive circular bioeconomy. 2) Enable agricultural schools to disseminate knowledge about environmentally friendly practices to students and farmers by developing teaching materials. 3) Build an international group of peers that collaborate to reach a relevant audience such as farmers, farmer associations, advisers and politicians with information about new circular agricultural practices.
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Budgets

BREC
in numbers.
  • 0.49
    Million
    Total
  • 0.28
    Million
    Erdf
  • 0.07
    Million
    Norway

Success indicators

BREC
in numbers.
12 Organisations reached with 2 Solutionsin use 7 Organisationsin the project
  • 59.910964510.7609049
  • 58.3918680513.852725729083598
  • 56.651439423.7339143
  • 59.301331718.090848
  • 60.810486323.4763269
  • 54.08797819999999512.13330806955139
  • 56.651439423.7339143
Lead partnerViken County Council
  • Town
    Oslo
  • Region
  • Country
    Norway
  • Region
    Oslo
Total partner budget
140,000.00
Region Västra Götaland
  • Town
    Skövde
  • Region
  • Country
    Sweden
  • Region
    Västra Götalands län
Total partner budget
112,000.00
Zemgale Region Energy Agency
  • Town
    Jelgava
  • Region
  • Country
    Latvia
  • Region
    Zemgale
Total partner budget
22,400.00
RISE - Research Institutes of Sweden
  • Town
    Stockholm
  • Region
  • Country
    Sweden
  • Region
    Stockholms län
Total partner budget
112,000.00
Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke)
  • Town
    Jokioinen
  • Region
  • Country
    Finland
  • Region
    Kanta-Häme
Total partner budget
35,000.00
University of Rostock
  • Town
    Rostock
  • Region
  • Country
    Germany
  • Region
    Rostock, Kreisfreie Stadt
Total partner budget
44,800.00
Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies
  • Town
    Jelgava
  • Region
  • Country
    Latvia
  • Region
    Zemgale
Total partner budget
22,400.00

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