D3.3: Good practice guidelines for stakeholder and citizen participation in bioeconomy strategies

Sara Davies, Barbara Ribeiro, Kate Millar, Stephen Miller, Heidi Vironen, David Charles, Laura Griestop, Marius Hasenheit, Zoritza Kiresiewa, A.C. Hoes, M.M.M. Overbeek, Chiara Bianchini

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This document has been developed as part of Work Package 3 of the BioSTEP project, which has examined current participatory practices, involving both stakeholders and citizens, in bioeconomy strategies in six case studies, namely: Two case studies at national level (Finland and Germany); Four case studies at regional level (Bio-based Delta in the Netherlands, Saxony-Anhalt in Germany, Scotland in the United Kingdom, and the Veneto in Italy). Key documentary sources include international and national practice-based literature on stakeholder and public engagement, as well as other BioSTEP publications. Two earlier reports (Charles et al., 2016; Davies et al., 2016) provide a detailed overview of participation in these six case studies of national and regional bioeconomy strategies. Building on this work, as well as on a review of existing research on stakeholder and citizen engagement in the bioeconomy, this document sets out guidance and suggestions for designing and undertaking engagement with stakeholders and citizens in relation to national and regional bioeconomy strategies.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages35
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • biobased economy
  • government policy
  • public participation
  • case studies
  • decision making
  • multi-stakeholder processes


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