The EIP-AGRI Workshop: Opportunities for farm diversification in the circular bioeconomy, will take place in Vilnius, Lithuania, on 6-7 February 2019.
Participation in the event is by invitation only - see call below
This workshop is organised by the European Commission Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development and the EIP-AGRI Service Point.
Request for expression of interest
Would you be interested in attending? Farmers and farmers' organisations, foresters, entrepreneurs, SMEs, start-ups, advisory services, universities, research technology organisations, EU rural networks and anyone who may have relevant ideas or experience with engaging in, designing and/or developing circular bioeconomy activities linked to agriculture and/or forestry across Europe are invited to apply. We would like to hear your past experiences and future projects.
Please note that, given the limited number of available seats, we cannot accommodate all applications. The organisers will confirm your attendance after an assessment of the applications received, approximately by the end of November.
The circular economy can be an important source of diversified and stable income for farmers and foresters as well as a factor for high quality job creation, competitiveness and growth in rural areas, not least by creating business opportunities based on modern digital technologies and innovative business practices. By adopting innovative business models that make better use of waste streams, including the recovery of nutrients, farmers and foresters can make an important contribution to a more circular and resource-efficient economy in the EU’s rural areas.
The workshop will look at the various business models farmers and foresters could potentially adopt to take advantage of the circular economy markets, for example: