Workshop on Innovation and Circular Economy in Mountain Forest Supply Chains: How to Close the Loop?

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Date(s) - 29 Nov 2016
13 h 00 min - 19 h 00 min

Dom kulture Skrad

Workshop on Innovation and Circular Economy in Mountain Forest Supply Chains: How to Close the Loop?

On November 29th, 2016, Euromontana, in collaboration with member organization PINS, is organizing a workshop on the circular economy in forestry in Skrad, Croatia. If you are interested in attending, please register at this link. The workshop is co-hosted by Croatian MEP, Jozo RADOŠ.

Workshop background:

The circular economy is based on “sharing, leasing, reuse, repair, refurbishment and recycling” of products and materials in an ideally closed loop. The goal of the circular economy is to reduce waste by keeping products and materials within the economy. As pressure on resources increases and availability decreases, there will be continued demand for sustainable systems that reduce waste and promote recycling. This workshop asks: how might the circular economy be applied in the mountain forest supply chain?

The workshop will present visions and possibilities for a circular economy in the forest supply chain and innovative initiatives that promote the circular economy in forestry. Mountain forests face specific natural conditions, such as slope, climate, and soil types, that make the exploitation of mountain resources unique. A circular economy in the forest supply chain will have to consider these constraints and develop unique ways to address them.

The workshop thus has four objectives:

  1. To better understand the European Union national and regional policies and programs supporting the circular economy in forestry.
  2. To explore visions for a circular economy in the mountain forest supply chain– what does a circular economy in the forest supply chain look like, how will we achieve it?
  3. From theory to the practice: to explore innovative tools, instruments and processes that can improve the circular economy in forestry.
  4. To facilitate the exchange of experiences and good practices, ideas and proposals among the different mountain forest actors in Europe.

For the agenda, please click here. For the agenda in Croatian, please click here.

Request for good practices:

If you have good practices in innovation and circular economy in the forest supply chain to share, please fill out the form at this link or send them to us by completing the word document available here and emailing it to We will put together a book of good practices for the workshop and would like to showcase your work. If you have any questions, please email or call Euromontana at: 00 32 2 280 42 83.



1. How can RUMRA support mountain forestry?, Jozo Radoš, Croatian MEP of the RUMRA Intergroup

2. Why do we need a circular economy in mountain areas and specifically in mountain forestry?, Juanan Gutierrez, President of Euromontana

3. Forestry and the circular economy in Croatia, Danijel Bertović, PINS


Circular Economy in Mountain Forestry: What might the circular economy in forestry look like? How can we achieve it?

1. The EU circular economy package and the EU forest strategy, Sarah Whitaker, Euromontana

2.Circular economy and sustainable development with a focus on Southeastern Europe, Saša Čegar, Faculty of Economics, University of Rijeka  

3. What might the circular economy in mountain forestry look like and what makes it unique? Challenges and opportunities, Ben Allen, Senior Policy Analyst, Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP)

4. Developing the circular economy in the mountain forest supply chain: what funding is available at the EU level?, Marie Clotteau, Euromontana


Innovation and the circular economy in the forest supply chain

1. Forest’s Contracts: an instrument of development and participatory management, Enrico Calvo, Regional Entity for Services to Agriculture and Forestry (ERSAF), Lombardy, Italy

2. Monitoring and managing forests with GDi solutions, Ivan Lukić, GDi GISDATA d.o.o., Zagreb, Croatia

3. Project BioEuparks, Sila National Park, Italy, Mario Grillo, Confederation of  Italian Farmers, Italy

4. Bioash granulators in the circular economy, Sakari Kiviniemi, Chief Executive Officer, Rakeistus, Oulu, Finland

5. Overview and presentation of additional good practices, feedback and discussion, Sarah Whitaker, Euromontana

6. Recommendations and proposal of action plan for mountain forestry, Juanan Gutierrez, President of Euromontana


To read a full report on the event please click here


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Vă invităm în perioada 23 – 25 mai 2019, la cea de-a XXI–a ediţie a Conferinţei ştiinţifice internaţionale "Turismul rural românesc în context internațional. Actualitate şi perspective", ce va avea loc la Vatra Dornei.

We invite you on May 23 - 25, 2019, at the XXIth edition of the International Scientific Conference "Romanian Rural Tourism in an International Context. Actuality and Perspectives", to be held in Vatra Dornei.

Organizatori: Agenția Națională a Zonei Montane, împreună cu Academia Română, filiala Iaşi – Institutul de Cercetări Economice şi Sociale "Gh. Zane" și Institutul Național de Cercetări Economice "Costin C. Kiriţescu"/INCE Centrul de Economie Montana "CE-MONT" Vatra Dornei, Ministerul Agriculturii și Dezvoltării Rurale – Reteaua Nationala de Dezvoltare Rurala - RNDR, alături de Primăria Municipiului Vatra Dornei, Asociaţia Naţională de Turism Rural Ecologic şi Cultural - ANTREC Bucovina, Institutul Naţional de Cercetare Dezvoltare în Turism - INCDT Bucureşti, Asociaţia Europeană a Ţărilor cu Munţi – Euromontana și Asociația Generală a Economiștilor din România AGER - Filiala Iaşi.

Evenimentul se adresează oamenilor de știință, cercetătorilor, cadrelor didactice universitare, doctoranzilor, masteranzilor, cu preocupări în cercetarea fenomenului turistic din spațiul rural, care, împreună cu managerii de pensiuni turistice și agroturistice încearcă să găsească soluții optime de revigorare a mediului rural și a fenomenului turistic din acest spaţiu.

Tematica manifestării:
 Turismul rural și agroturismul în contextul dezvoltării durabile la nivel naţional, regional și global;
 Tradiționalism vs. modernism în turismul rural;
 Strategii naționale și regionale de dezvoltare a turismului rural;
 Managementul și marketingul e-turismului;
 Comportamentul prestatorilor şi consumatorilor de servicii de turism rural;
 Rolul legislaţiei în domeniu în promovarea şi dezvoltarea turismului rural;
 Turismul rural din perspectivă multidisciplinară şi interdisciplinară: economie, sociologie, drept, psihologie, antropologie, etnografie, folclor etc.
 Bune practici internaționale

Lucrările Conferinței vor avea loc la Agenția Națională a Zonei Montane, din Vatra Dornei, strada Runc nr. 23, în „Amfiteatrul Munților”, după următorul Program:
Joi, 23 mai
13.00 - 14.00 Înregistrarea participanților
14.00 - 14.30 Deschiderea oficială
14.30 - 15.30 Prezentarea lucrărilor ştiinţifice – Partea I
15.30 - 16.00 Pauză cafea
16.00 - 19.00 Prezentarea lucrărilor ştiinţifice – Partea II
20.00 - 21.00 Cina
Vineri, 24 mai
09.00 - 11.00 Prezentarea lucrărilor ştiinţifice – Partea III
11.00 - 11.30 Pauză cafea
11.30 - 14.00 Prezentarea lucrărilor ştiinţifice – Partea IV
14.00 - 15.30 Pauză de masă
15.30 - 17.30 Prezentarea lucrărilor ştiinţifice – Partea V
17.30 - 18.00 Pauză cafea
18.00 - 19.30 Dezbateri, Concluzii
19.30 - 20.00 Închiderea lucrărilor
20.00 - 21.00 Cina festivă
Sâmbătă, 25 mai
09.30 - 16.00 Aplicaţie practică în comuna Vama

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