5th Edition of the Forest Innovation Workshop: “The role of innovation in managing new challenges in the forest-based sector at regional level in the EU”

Started in 2014 as a joint initiative of European regions and forest sector organizations, the 5th edition of the European Forest Innovation Workshop devoted to Inform-Prioritize-Collaborate: Cooperation of Regions on Innovation in Forest Management, Use of Wood and Forest-related Services, will take place on 18 January 2023 (full-day workshop) in Brussels, exact location to be confirmed. The official invitation and registration page will follow soon.

Main objectives of the event are:

  • Understanding the new framework for regional innovation policies addressing the forest- based sector in Europe
  • Presenting relevant innovations from different European regions that are helping address key European policy ambitions
  • Connecting experts and practitioners to speed up knowledge flows
  • Encourage public and private collaboration at EU and regional levels to foster innovation

The themes addressed in the workshop are:

  1. Carbon market, bioeconomy, climate smart forestry and rural development
  2. Forest degradation and nature restoration
  3. Ecosystem services and better integration in forest management

Digitalization and social innovation are cross-cutting aspects contributing to the above themes.

An open call for Expression of Interest to participate as a speaker to present a case is open until 12 December 2022 at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.de/r/JN7X7CR




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