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"BIO-ECONOMY AND CURRENT CHALLENGES"

 Submission deadline: May 15, 2016

Editor in-chief: Professor Manuela Epure, PhD (Spiru Haret University)

In order to overcome the current financial impasse and its long-term effects, Europe needs to radically change its approach to production, consumption, processing, storage, recycling and disposal of biological resources. Europe 2020 Strategy calls for a bio-economy as a key element for smart and green growth in Europe.  The bio-economy concept refers to the unique opportunity to address the inter-connected societal challenges while achieving sustainable economic growth.

This strategic orientation requires a consistent change of mentality and social behavior. Reshaping behavioural patterns is not an easy task to achieve; it rather requires outstanding strategies, good methods and a strong motivation coming from the policy-makers. 

A strategy to address the Bio-economy was launched  at EU level and the accompanying Action Plan was designed to pave the way to a more innovative, resource efficient and competitive society that reconciles food security with the sustainable use of renewable resources. The Bio-economy Strategy aims to improve the knowledge base and foster innovation to achieve productivity increases while ensuring sustainable resource use and alleviating stress on the environment.

In general, strategies are meant to give a clear and well-established orientation and the action plans are devised to implement these strategies using a mix of resources, in an efficient way.

But, should we neglect the human nature or human behaviour patterns, the 'most' perfect strategy will still fail, just because people involved have to understand the change and accept it, they must collectively contribute to its happening.

What we need is a well-informed interaction between EU research and innovation and the priorities of the bio-economy supporting policies (EU documents). A responsible bio-economy calls for participatory models that engage citizens and end-users in order to redesign the relationship between science, society and policy making. More informed dialogues will allow science and innovation to provide a sound basis for policy making and informed societal choices, while taking into account legitimate societal concerns and needs in the bio-economy.    

Subject Coverage

Examples of questions that could be addressed include but are not limited to:

  1. Bio-economy and economic development
  2. Production, consumption, processing, storage, recycling and disposal of biological resources
  3.  Bio-economy and inter-connected societal challenges
  4. Achieving sustainable economic growth
  5. Strategic orientation and social behavior
  6. Innovative, resource efficient and competitive society that reconciles food security with the sustainable use of renewable resources
  7. Sustainable resources usage and stress reduction on the environment
  8. EU research and innovation and the priorities of bio-economy supporting policies
  9. Participating models of citizens engagement 

 

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. The papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

All papers are referred through a peer review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submitting papers online are available on For Autors menu.


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