The Young Leadership Programme on Forest-Based Bioeconomy: Focus on Russia runs for 5 days, on 28 November - 2 December 2016.

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Day 1: Monday 28 November
Theme 1: Introduction to bioeconomy
Theme 2: Forests in bioeconomy: issues at stake

Day 2: Tuesday 29 November
Theme 3: Sustainable forest management (SFM) as a basis for bioeconomy development
Theme 4: The emerging forest-based bioeconomy: drivers, trends markets and products

Day 3: Wednesday 30 November
Theme 5: Forest-based bioeconomy in practice - examples from North-Karelia
Field trip day

Day 4: Thursday 1 December
Theme 5: Foresight as strategic tool: building futures for the forest-based bioeconomy through a practical exercise

Day 5: Friday 2 December
Theme 6: Innovation and Leadership

A more detailed programme in pdf is available here.
During the week, the Programme will address the following specific questions.

  • What bioeconomy means and how is it interpreted and implemented in Russia?
  • What are the current changes in the Russian economy and its forest-related sector?
  • What are the long-term prospects for the Russian forest-based bioeconomy to increase trade, investments, and new technologies in a sustainable way to enhance the livelihood from forests?
  • How is forest policy and governance changing at the international and Russian level, and what kind of impacts are most important for Russian forest-based bioeconomy?
  • What other economic sectors (e.g., energy, housing, biomaterials, chemicals, etc) may also be involved into Russian forest-based bioeconomy?

The Programme will feature a mix of keynote speeches and lectures, workshop-style discussions and practical exercises, as well as a field trip.