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News article28 April 2023Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development, Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy1 min read

The Council of the EU promotes the special role of rural areas for the bioeconomy

The Council of the European Union has adopted on 25 April new conclusions on “opportunities of the bioeconomy in the light of current challenges with special emphasis on rural areas”. The Council emphasised in particular the importance of the bioeconomy for helping regenerate rural and coastal areas by encouraging innovation and promoting job creation. Member states noted the need to recognise and make use of regional and local specificities, as well as engaging younger generations by promoting bioeconomy-related skills and training in rural communities.

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