Skip to 0 minutes and 0 seconds [Music] Hello and welcome to the open online course Bioeconomy and society. My name is Daniela Kleinschmidt and I’m professor for forest and environmental policy at the university of Freiburg in Germany and I will be your host for this online course. In this course we will learn about the forest-based bioeconomy. We will learn how this concept emerged and what it means for different stakeholders involved in this development. We will also discuss how different European countries approach this concept in the national political strategies And what these interpretations mean for the forest-based sector. Lastly, we will look at some of the most important innovations that currently shape the bioeconomy in Europe.
Skip to 1 minute and 0 seconds This course is brought to you by the PerForm consortium, a team of researchers from across the European continent who have worked to understand societal perceptions of the bioeconomy in their home countries. This learning journey is going to take us from Northern Europe - Finland and Sweden - to Central Western Europe - Austria, Germany and France - as well as to Southern Europe - Italy and Spain - and Eastern Europe - Slovakia and Russia. Our course material comes in the form of video lectures, where our international team of researchers share their latest research on bioeconomy; video interviews with international experts where you learn about bioeconomy from these experts and practitioners that are at the forefront of bioeconomy developments.
Skip to 2 minutes and 5 seconds And reading materials, where you get to read and discuss the most relevant scientific publications on the bioeconomy topic. So, without further to do, I warmly welcome you to this course and I wish you an inspiring learning experience.