Workshop on Forestry Innovation

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Date(s) - 20 May 2014
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Workshop on Forestry Innovation

forestry event

Forestry and forest-based economy play a major role in the EU bio-economy policy, concerning mountains specially, and the new EU Forest Strategy testifies the strategic importance of the sector. Innovation will be crucial to maximize the benefits for society and economy. The European Innovation Partnership Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability (EIP Agri) specifically addresses this issue and offers a framework for supporting innovation in forestry. It is now time to take action at regional and local levels, to set relevant priorities, create synergies and promote actions in the field.

In this context, Euromontana, the ERIAFF Network (European Regions for Innovation in Agriculture, Food and Forestry), the European Forest Institute (EFI) and the European Confederation of Forest Owners (CEPF) are organising a workshop on “Inform-Prioritize-Collaborate: Cooperation Of Regions On Innovation In Forest Management, Use Of Wood And Forest-Related Services” on 20th May 2014 in Brussels, in the venues of the Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the European Union.

The workshop will analyse how the 2014-2020 EU programmes and supporting actions (Rural Development, the EIP-AGRI, Horizon 2020) can help overcoming forest-related challenges through innovation and collaboration. This event will provide an opportunity to discuss and set common priorities and to bring together potential stakeholders to work on possible project ideas.

Ensure your voice is heard and your views shared by the relevant EU and regional stakeholders – help us to deliver an innovative forest-based economy!

You can check the programme of the event here.


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