Regional Exchange and Learning event 2

Regional Exchange and Learning event 2

Authors: Linn Järnberg (SEI), Brenda Ochola (SEI), Thao Do (Uppsala University), Sten Stenbeck (RISE), Solveig Johannesdottir (RISE), Sari Väisänen (SYKE), Arno Rosemarin (SEI)


In line with BONUS RETURN’s approach of engaging with all the sectors involved in the circular economy of the Baltic Sea Region (BSR), the project sought to bring together a diverse set of actors to the second Regional Exchange and Learning Event in order to facilitate a cross-sectoral discussion. The theme of the event was Symbiosis in a Circular Economy: Exploring solutions for improved water and nutrient governance.

The purpose of the event was to facilitate learning exchange between the project partners and local stakeholders as well as a broader network of actors from industry, academia, public, and private sectors in the BSR in order to contribute to discussions on opportunities and challenges for deploying systemic innovations and ecotechnologies in the BSR.

The event consisted of two keynote presentations to set the scene for the thematic discussions to follow, an innovation panel discussion and four breakout sessions that ran parallel in the morning and afternoon.

This report describes the event and provides a summary of the presentations, panel discussion and interactive sessions. The event attracted a total of 58 participants representing a range of countries across the BSR, scales and sectors, including academia, civil society, public and private sectors.