Summer School «Bioeconomy. Sustainable Use of Biological Resources» and role game

Bioeconomy is a sector focused on the sustainable use of biological resources by producing products with high added value. Bioeconomy has a great potential reduction of effect to climate change.

Processing of resources and production of innovative products is essential to get and use knowledge in cleaner production, environmental technologies, energy efficiency, waste management, and other aspects, using resources effectively and reducing a negative impact on the environment. Implementation of bioeconomy is a key to self-sufficient and sustainable cities and regions. Bioeconomy is an essential part of the circular economy.

Bioeconomy defines the aspects of bioresource use and technological problems connected with the bioresource extraction and processing technologies and new product uses and eco-design. Participants will get to know raw bioresources, processing industries, technologies, innovations, and product eco-design within the summer school. The summer school participants will learn bioeconomy from A to Z by practical examples of specific local resources.

Other topicality of summer school will be connected with the introduction of research methodology in bioeconomy: data collection, processing and analysis of results using different computer models (multi-criteria analysis, different models of regression analysis, geographical information systems and system dynamics modelling).

The goal of the summer school is to teach participants how to mitigate climate change by implementing bioeconomy, sustainable use of bioresources and creating innovations and spreading the knowledge in their countries. The summer school participants will gain knowledge, contacts for further cooperation, practical experience, and self-confidence in the bioeconomy.

The programme includes workshops and lectures in:

  • Climate Change Analysis and Possible Mitigation Mechanism Determination
  • Sustainable Use of Biological Resources
  • Creation of Innovative Products
  • Usage of Environmental Technologies in Practice
  • Research Methodology in Bioeconomy: Data Collection, Processing and Analysis.

Within the summer school will be an organized role game, which takes part in the second week of summer school from 05.07.-09.07.

Specific details:

  • Where?  Riga Technical University, Riga, Latvia (Online)
  • When? 28.06.–09.07.2021. from 9:00-15:00 at Riga time
  • How long? 2 weeks
  • The OUTCOME: in all summer school [certificate, 6 ECTS] and practical experience; only in summer school [attendence paper]
  • !!! An application form is below.

In case any questions regarding registration and organisation issues occur, contact:

Jelena Pubule ( or Lauma Zihare (


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