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Future-oriented integrated management of European forest landscapes

Objective

The vital environmental and socio-economic role of European forests is well documented and acknowledged in policy documents of both the European Union and its member states. However, there are critical incoherencies within and between trans-national, national and local forest-related land use policies, the central issue being mismatches between the policies and their implementation at the landscape level. Hence, there is a need to improve existing policy and management approaches capable of delivering a better balance between multiple and conflicting demands for forest goods and services. Diminishing mismatches and providing a new policy and management approach that is sensitive to ecological, socioeconomic and political issues of are the main objectives of INTEGRAL.
The objectives are achieved by following a research approach with 3 phases: diagnostic analysis of the status-quo (phase 1), participatory development and evaluation of scenarios (phase 2), and problem-solving oriented back-casting for policy development and evaluation (phase 3). The research design will be applied in a total of 20 landscapes in 10 European countries that differ in key characteristics, such as ownership, the importance of forestry and forest-based industries and the priorities of allocation and management of new and existing forest lands. The involvement of national and local stakeholder groups all the way through the project plays a decisive role in the project.
The most important long term impact of INTEGRAL consists of the knowledge and competence base for integrating international, national and local levels in participatory decision and planning processes. This includes the development of manuals for how to conduct such processes, methods for utilizing quantitative decision support tools in the participatory process, and the establishment of a body of knowledge among those participating in the extensive case studies. Thus, the consistency of implemented forest policies can be enhanced.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/botany

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2011
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET
Address
Almas Alle 8
750 07 Uppsala
Sweden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 198 011
Administrative Contact
Ingrid Ragnarsdotter Jajke (Mrs.)

Participants (22)

CONFEDERATION EUROPEENNE DES PROPRIETAIRES FORESTIERS ASBL

Participation ended

Luxembourg
Address
Rue Des Foyers 6
1537 Luxembourg
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Gravenreuth Wendelin (Mr.)
ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 700 200
Address
Fahnenbergplatz
79098 Freiburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Karl-Reinhard Volz (Prof.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 268 800
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Serena Galzignato (Ms.)
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 562 200
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marjanke Hoogstra (Dr.)
University of Forestry
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 175 200
Address
Kliment Ohridski 10
1756 Sofia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ivan Paligorov (Prof.)
FACHOCHSCHULE SALZBURG GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 260 600
Address
Urstein Sued 1
5412 Puch Bei Hallein
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Reinhold Popp (Prof.)
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 241 760
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stephen Conway (Dr.)
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR DE AGRONOMIA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 417 000
Address
Tapada Da Ajuda
1349 017 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Graça Abrantes (Prof.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DEL MOLISE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 294 000
Address
Via De Sanctis Ioc. Vazzieri
86100 Campobasso
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Chirici Gherardo (Prof.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 247 200
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Kris Engelen (Mr.)
TECHNICKA UNIVERZITA VO ZVOLENE
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 252 000
Address
T G Masaryka 24
960 01 Zvolen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jan Tucek (Prof.)
ALEKSANDRO STULGINSKIO UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 142 800
Address
Studentu G 11
53361 Kaunas
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gintautas Mozgeris (Dr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 283 200
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Katrin Hörmann (Ms.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 512 030
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christoph Schulte (Mr.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES ET INDUSTRIES DU VIVANT ET DE L'ENVIRONNEMENT - AGROPARISTECH

Participation ended

France
Address
Rue Claude Bernard 16
75231 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Damien Marage (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 480 600
Address
Belfield
4 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Donal Doolan (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDADE CATOLICA PORTUGUESA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 268 800
Address
Palma De Cima
1649 023 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Américo Mendes (Prof.)
CONFEDERATION EUROPEENNE DES PROPRIETAIRES FORESTIERS ASBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 128 800
Address
Rue Du Luxembourg 66
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Gravenreuth Wendelin (Mr.)
STICHTING FERN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 80 000
Address
Groenesteeg 65
2312SP Leiden
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Daniel Lakey (Mr.)
European State Forest Association
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 78 000
Address
Rue Du Luxembourg 66
1000 Brussels
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Kathleen Begemann (Ms.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES POUR L'ENVIRONNEMENT ET L'AGRICULTURE
France
EU contribution
€ 202 000
Address
Rue Pierre Gilles De Gennes 1
92761 Antony Cedex
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Arnaud Sergent (Mr.)
EUROPEAN FOREST INSTITUTE
Finland
EU contribution
€ 205 400
Address
Yliopistokatu 6 B
80100 Joensuu
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Kirsi Loisa (Ms.)