Monday 7 December

Tentative programme 

8.30       

On-site registration at the Joensuu Science Park, Länsikatu 15, Joensuu

9.00

Welcoming words
Research Professor Timo Karjalainen, Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE)
Dr. Robert Mavsar, Deputy Director, European Forest Institute (EFI)

9.20

Introduction of the YLP week
Dr. Elena Kulikova
, Coordinator of the Young Leadership Programme (YLP), EFI
Introduction of the participants
presentation

10.30

Coffee

Theme 1: Introduction to bioeconomy 

Moderator:  Dr. Lauri Sikanen, Group Manager, Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE)

11.00

Concept of bioeconomy: background, history, current situation
Dr. Lauri Sikanen, Group Manager, LUKE
presentation 

11.20

Innovating for green growth: a bioeconomy for Europe
Mr. Jukka Kantola, Partner and CEO, NISCluster Ltd
presentation

11.40

Bioeconomy or biotechnology: how the concept is interpreted and implemented in Russia?
Ms. Alina Osmakova , Chief Executive Officer, Russian Technology Platform"BioTech2030"
presentation

12.00

Interactive panel discussion on bioeconomy

13.00

Lunch

Theme 2: Forests in bioeconomy: issues at stake

Keynote presentations:

14.00

Global forest resources in a changing world: trends, challenges and opportunities
Mr. Peter Csoka , Forest Economics, Policy and Products Division, FAO
presentation

14.20

European forests under climate change: challenges for forest management in bioeconomy
Prof. Dr. Marc Hanewinkel, University of Freiburg
presentation

14.40

Towards a green economy: why, what and how the forest sector can contribute?
Dr. Pentti Hyttinen , Regional Council of North Karelia, Finland
presentation

15.00

Panel discussion

15.30

Coffee break

16.00

Wrap up of the day. Keynotes will provide feedback 

Topic: Prospective of forest-based bioeconomy globally and in Russia: opportunities and obstacles

16.15-18.00

Introduction to the group work  
Ms. Päivi Pelli, UEF
presentation
Introduction to the leadership of people
Mr. Tomi Tuomasjukka, Work Pilot Finland Ltd
presentation
Group work (Groups will be formed in advance to balance the profiles)