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Bioeconomy involves the use of biological resources, products, and principles in all economic sectors. Bioeconomic societal transformation is frequently proposed as a potential pathway to achieve sustainable development.

This webpage is maintained by social science oriented junior research groups supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) under the Program “Bioeconomy and Societal Change”. It aims at sharing research results and at informing about ongoing research activities and related events.

Latest news

  • 29.01.

    Dennis Eversberg contributed to the conference on how to succeed in transformation at the Federal Chancellery

    Dennis Eversberg contributed to the confe ...  more

  • 04.01.

    Interview: “Social Innovations” – Perspectives for a Post-Fossil Era

    Matthias Schmelzer was interviewed by Deutschlandfunk Kultur on December ...  more

  • 04.01.

    Lilian Pungas Speaks about Sufficiency, Degrowth, and Social-Ecological Transformation in the Bioeconomy at the Bioökonomieforum

    Lilian Pungas was inv ...  more

Latest publications

  • Mentalities, classes and the four lines of conflict in the social-ecological transformation

    Fritz, Martin / Eversberg, Dennis (2023): Mentalities, clas ...  more

  • New book chapter: Bioeconomy: a solution to the challenges of a post-fossil future?

    Eversberg, Dennis / Holz, Jana / Schmelzer, Matthias (2023): Bioeco ...  more

  • Bioeconomy as a Societal Transformation: Mentalities, Conflicts and Social Practices

    Eversberg, Dennis / Fritz, Martin (2022): Bioeconomy as a societal ...  more

Latest events

  • 14.12.-25.01.
    10-12 am

    Colloquium “Nachhaltigkeit und gesellschaftliche Transformation”, December 2023 – January 2024

    The colloquium „Nachhaltigkeit u ... here

  • 01.12.
    9.30 am - 5 pm

    Symposium on sociological forest research in Jena

    First Symposium on Sociological Forest Research in Germany On December 01, 9:30-1 ... programme.

  • 22.11.
    13-15 CET / 14-16 EET

    Scientific Coffee: A Regenerative Approach to Forestry: Insights from the Indigenous Culture Kogi

    Within the Scientific Coffee “Human-Forest- ... here