Monday 28 November

Tentative programme 

8.30       

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

9.00

Welcoming words    
Dr. Jaakko Puhakka, Academic Rector, University of Eastern Finland (UEF)
Dr. Marc Palahi, Director, European Forest Institute (EFI)

9.20

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

9:40

What does bioeconomy offer for long-term strategic cooperation between Europe and Russia?
Mr. Esko Aho, Chair of YLP Programme Committee, Former Prime Minister of Finland 

10:10

Coffee

10.40

Introduction of the participants

Theme 1: Introduction to bioeconomy 

11.20

Concept of bioeconomy: background, history, current situation 
Dr. Lauri Sikanen, Natural Reources Institute Finland (LUKE)

11.40

Innovating for green growth: a bioeconomy for Europe (Presentation)
Mr. Stefan Fors, Senior Advisor, Biomaterials and Biocomposites NC Partnering Ltd. 

12:00

Bioeconomy or biotechnology: how the concept is interpreted and implemented in Russia? (Presentation)       
Dr. Natalya Lukina, Centre for Forest Ecology and Productivity, Russian Academy of Sciences    

12.20

Interactive panel discussion on bioeconomy

13.00

Lunch

Theme 2: Forests in bioeconomy: issues at stake

14.00

Global forest resources in a changing world: trends, challenges and opportunities  (Presentation) 
Prof. Eduardo Rojas Briales, Polytechnical University of Valencia

14.20

European forests under climate change: challenges for forest management in bioeconomy  (Presentation)  
Dr. Marcus Lindner, EFI

14.40

Future of the European forest-based sector (Presentation)   
Prof. Lauri Hetemäki, EFI

15.00

Panel discussion

15.30

Coffee break

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

16.00-18.00

Introduction to the group work  
Ms. Päivi Pelli, UEF 
 
Introduction to the leadership of people  
Mr. Marc Siles, INNEOX 
 
Group work