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Project name: Empowering the Central and Eastern European Countries to Develop
Circular Bioeconomy Strategies and Action Plans

Project acronym: CEE2ACT

Programme: Horizon Europe

Project duration: 09/2022 – 08/2025

Coordinator: Geonardo Environmental Technologies, Hungary

Link: https://www.cee2act.eu/


The overall objective of the project is to empower the target 10 countries in Central and Eastern Europe (Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia) to develop bioeconomy strategies and action plans through knowledge transfer and the adoption of innovative governance models from experienced countries – countries with a more advanced bioeconomy policy (Austria, Belgium, Finland, Germany, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands). The projectwill provide a set of National-level roadmaps for the bioeconomy strategies in the target countries that will be a result of the participatory bottom-up approach. These roadmaps will align commitment and ambitions of the bioeconomy sectors and will be the foundation of the national policy to be adopted as the official Strategy by the competent authorities. The roadmaps will be achieved through the establishment and effectiveness of the CEE2ACT National Bioeconomy Hubs (NBHs), enabling sustainability and resilience, to achieve better informed decision-making processes, societal engagement, and innovation.

The project consortium consists of 17 partners from 17 countries. The kick-off meeting of the project took place in September 2022 in Budapest and already during 2022, several project activities have started. 

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe Research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 101060280