Every year, BioLiving organizes the BioFórum, a seminar dedicated to the debate of current and relevant topics that aims to gather the opinion of experts, but also the community, resulting in a rich and constructive discussion. We intend that BioForum also becomes a platform for the dissemination of innovative projects as a networking space, where participants and invited speakers can share experiences and ideas fostering collaborative partnerships and the resolution of common problems.
The first edition of the BioFórum, in 2017, was dedicated to Sustainable Forest Management, addressing challenges and opportunities for the Portuguese forests. Besides discussing the current challenges of our forests, presented by forestry enterprises and research units, a great diversity of projects were presented that demonstrated the interconnection of forests and the civil society, the educational perspective, new and innovating alternatives of forestry products and ultimately, the cultural aspects.
In the 2018 edition, the forum focused on the theme of Active Citizenship and Sustainability, with inspiring associative projects with high environmental and/or social impact. A wide variety of impactful projects were presented as a way to show the participants the importance and relevance of promoting active citizenship and sustainability in close collaboration with local communities. Besides, the sharing of knowledge and different best-practises amongst the different projects and entities was one of the highlights of the day.
In 2019 the focus was on the concept of Circular Economy, with the participation of projects and initiatives that promote the sustainable use and reuse of different types of materials and products. This edition, besides the usual exchange of experiences, methodologies and knowledge, also included several workshops where the participants had the opportunity to get to know some projects from a practical perspective.