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Join us on the Boosting Bioeconomy Knowledge in Schools online course, to learn how you can explore sustainable economic solutions with your students! Knowledge about bioeconomy is an essential requirement for students of the 21st century. Not only will the bioeconomy sector provide the jobs of the future, this knowledge will help your students better understand the challenges of tomorrow’s society and enhance their skills as responsible citizens.

Bioeconomy covers a broad range of sectors, from agriculture and the agrifood industry, to fisheries, forestry, bio refineries, chemistry, and (bio) energy – but despite its many applications, it has yet to enter the public consciousness as an exciting solution to societal challenges. Teachers can contribute to raising awareness about bioeconomy in future generations.

This MOOC aims to bridge the gap in education by giving teachers a fresh perspective into the bioeconomy field and its applications in teaching STEM subjects. The course will do so by presenting the BLOOM School Box, a series of lesson plans co-created by 20 pilot teachers in 10 European countries, which illustrate how bioeconomy can be introduced in different STEM subjects.

In this MOOC, participants will:

  • Understand what bioeconomy is, its importance for society and for students, and its implications for education.
  • Explore the BLOOM School Box and learn how they can use it in their teaching.
  • Learn how to use bioeconomy in educational contexts.
  • Know what the BLOOM project is, and how it can help teachers innovate their classroom practices.


Course participants will learn about bioeconomy in (STEM) education by making use of the various educational tools and lesson plans.

Enrol now and help us spread the news by tweeting #BLOOMMOOC and joining our Facebook group here!


The BLOOM - Boosting European Citizens’ Knowledge and Awareness of Bio-Economy Research and Innovation project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 773983. Neither the European Commission nor any person acting on behalf of the Commission is responsible for how the following information is used. The views expressed in this publication are the sole responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Commission.

List of modules

Course Introduction Start date
04 Mar 14:00
End date
11 Apr 00:59
Module 1: Bioeconomy in our lives Start date
04 Mar 14:00
End date
11 Apr 00:59
Module 2: The BLOOM School Box: bioeconomy in the classroom Start date
11 Mar 14:00
End date
11 Apr 00:59
Module 3: Teaching with bioeconomy Start date
18 Mar 10:00
End date
11 Apr 00:59
Module 4: Your bioeconomy learning scenario Start date
25 Mar 14:00
End date
11 Apr 00:59
To enrol in this course you first have to register as a user on the European Schoolnet Academy platform. To register, please click the button below.

Start date

Monday, 04 March 2019


The course lasts 5.5 weeks and is divided into 4 modules, one module per week with 1.5 extra week to complete the final learning activity and the peer review activity. We will be opening up a new module every Monday and all modules will remain open until the end of the course. The estimated workload is 2-3 hours per week. Total estimated time: approximately 17 hours

Target audience

The target audiences of the course are science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teachers, both in secondary and primary education. Teachers of other subjects, as well as teacher trainers and bioeconomy stakeholders can benefit from the course.


You will receive a course badge and a course certificate upon completion of the full course. Your course badge can be exported to the Mozilla Badge Backpack.