The policy dialogues are being implemented as part of the SEI Initiative on Governing Bioeconomy Pathways. A series of dialogues, or stakeholder engagement workshops, are conducted in different countries to identify and discuss various potential pathways to achieving a sustainable and inclusive bioeconomy. The dialogues have national and regional scope and connect to local concerns and global markets by convening and engaging with a diverse group of stakeholders.

This report presents the results of the first in the series, the Policy Dialogue on a Bioeconomy for Sustainable Development in the Baltic Sea Region, which was held in Tallinn, Estonia on 27 February 2019. This workshop served as a pilot of the stakeholder engagement methodology developed for the project. This brief provides some background on the bioeconomy in the Baltic region and a summary of the stakeholder engagement methodology developed for the project. It also summarizes the group discussions during the workshop and reflects on the methodology and its future evolution.

A report on the second pilot workshop, on Thailand, held in Bangkok, is available here.

This project is supported by the Sweden’s Innovation Authority, Vinnova.