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Sustainable forest management providing renewable energy, sustainable construction and bio-based products

Objective

RoK-FOR aims to create a ‘region of knowledge’ in the forestry sector in Europe, and will significantly contribute to forest sector supporting sustainable use of natural resources, renewable energy, sustainable construction materials and biobased products, without jeopardizing the environment. RoK-FOR is a Coordination Action of five regional research-driven clusters from six European countries: Germany (Baden-Württemberg); Finland (North Karelia); Spain (Catalonia), and the cross-border clusters from Croatia-Serbia and France-Spain (Aquitaine-Basque). These regional research-driven clusters collectively form a European level meta-cluster that will be working together to increase the coherence and address the needs of the three Lead Market Initiatives (renewable energy, sustainable construction, and bio-based products) under the umbrella of the sustainable forest management in an innovative and competitive manner. The RoK-FOR work programme is divided into seven interconnected and state of the art work packages which will be instrumental in fulfilling the objectives of the project in a three year period. The project will analyse the regional R&D needs, capacities and policies of the participating clusters, and will integrate them in regional research agendas and a Joint Action Plan to be developed in the course of the project. RoK-FOR will also take measures towards implementing the Joint Action Plan, including business plans and R&D design. RoK-FOR will address the European need of capacity building of the clustersin contributing to regional strategies in the central theme of the project, will support integration of SMEs in RTD, and has a specific Work Package for mentoring the cross-border region of Croatia-Serbia.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy
  • /engineering and technology/civil engineering/architecture engineering/sustainable architecture/sustainable building

Call for proposal

FP7-REGIONS-2009-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

POHJOIS-KARJALAN ELINKEINO-LIIKENNE JA YMPARISTOKESTUS
Address
Kauppakatu 40B
80101 Joensuu
Finland
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 286 580,80
Administrative Contact
Timo J. Hokkanen (Dr.)

Participants (20)

EUROPEAN FOREST INSTITUTE
Finland
EU contribution
€ 386 163
Address
Yliopistokatu 6 B
80100 Joensuu
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Leena Roihuvuo (Ms.)
ITA-SUOMEN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 47 668,50
Address
Yliopistonranta 1 E
70211 Kuopio
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mika Saikkonen
CONSORCI CENTRE DE CIENCIA I TECNOLOGIA FORESTAL DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 113 848
Address
Ctra Sant Llorenc De Morunys Km 2
25280 Solsona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Denis Boglio (Mr.)
ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 88 874,20
Address
Fahnenbergplatz
79098 Freiburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Heinrich Spiecker (Prof.)
HRVATSKI SUMARSKI INSTITUT
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 97 584
Address
Cvjetno Naselje 41
10450 Jastrebarsko
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dijana Vuletić (Dr.)
Regional Council of North Karelia
Finland
EU contribution
€ 74 140,30
Address
Siltakatu 2
80100 Joensuu
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pia Pitkänen (Ms.)
JOENSUUN TIEDEPUISTO OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 123 825,75
Address
Lansikatu 15
80110 Joensuu
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Ari Immonen (Mr.)
REGION D'AQUITAINE
France
EU contribution
€ 66 447
Address
14 Rue François De Sourdis
33077 Bordeaux
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vincent Lacarce (Mr.)
CONSEJERIA DE DESARROLLO ECONÓMICO E INFRAESTRUCTURAS-EUSKO JAURLARITZA-GOBIERNO VASCO
Spain
EU contribution
€ 76 612
Address
C/donostia-san Sebastian, 1
01010 Vitoria-gasteiz
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Imanol De La Fuente (Dr.)
XYLOFUTUR PRODUITS ET MATERIAUX DES FORETS CULTIVEES
France
EU contribution
€ 38 766,10
Address
Avenue De La Poterie 31A
33170 Gradignan
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Jean-François Nothias (Mr.)
ASOCIACION DEL SECTOR FORESTAL - MADERA DE EUSKADI BASKEGUR
Spain
EU contribution
€ 23 914,50
Address
Cl Bizkaiko Teknologi Elkartegia Ed103-2
48170 Zamudio Bizkaia
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Conchi Garcia (Ms.)
DEPARTAMENT D'INNOVACIO, UNIVERSITATS I EMPRESA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 50 755,45
Address
Passeig De Gràcia, 129
08008 Barcelona
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carlos San Roman (Mr.)
CAMARA OFICIAL DE COMERCIO E INDUSTRIA DE LLEIDA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 32 260,50
Address
Anselm Clave 2
25007 Lleida
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Josep Ramon Paris (Mr.)
Groupement Européen d'Intérêt Economique FORESPIR
France
EU contribution
€ 45 997,16
Address
Rue Raymond Iv 64
31000 Toulouse
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Virginie Fabre (Mrs.)
MINISTERIUM FUER LAENDLICHEN RAUM, ERNAEHRUNG UND VERBRAUCHERSCHUTZ BADEN-WUERTTEMBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 59 652,50
Address
Kernerplatz 10
70182 Stuttgart
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bernhard Panknin
DOLD Holzwerke GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 24 235,50
Address
Talstrasse 9
79256 Buchenbach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Patrick Rapp (Dr.)
GRAD VINKOVCI
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 47 561,50
Address
B.jelacica 1
32100 Vinkovci
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mladen Karlić (Mr.)
Sumska biomasa d.o.o.
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 34 849,90
Address
Ljudevita Farkasa Vukotinovica 2
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
željko Sučić (Mr.)
INSTITUT ZA NIZIJSKO SUMARSTVO I ZIVOTNU SREDINU
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 56 635,10
Address
Antona Cehova 13D
21000 Novi Sad
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sasa Orlovic (Dr.)
NORTH KARELIA REGIONAL ENVIRONMENT CENTRE
Finland
Address
Torikatu 36 A
FIN 80101 Joensuu
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Timo J. Hokkanen (Dr.)