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Smart information, governance and business innovations for sustainable supply and payment mechanisms for forest ecosystem services

Objective

The objective of InnoForESt is to spark a transformation of the European forest sector by stimulating innovations for the sustainable supply and financing of forest ecosystem services. The project will support the governance of viable innovations and a multi-actor network by building on pioneer policy tools and business models, by establishing new alliances, and by involving key stakeholders from forest and forest-related policy, administration and business. InnoForESt will establish six real world pilots that represent a range of successful coordination approaches and business models. The project will facilitate the transfer and up-scaling of existing niche models identified and the development of new innovations, to demonstrate the feasibility of alternative income streams from a diverse set forest ecosystem services. The case study regions represent a variety of biophysical conditions and institutional settings across Europe. The core elements of InnoForESt are: (i) multi-actor networks, (ii) digital and physical innovation platforms, (iii) facilitated innovation processes for business and policy making, (iv) information generation and support for future national and EU forest policy making. Within the networks, stakeholders will exchange ideas, knowledge and practices. InnoForESt has already engaged a broad set of practice partners to establish the core of the networks. The innovation platforms will function as hubs and as spaces for exchange and learning. The project will scale up the results to the European level, making use of the thorough understanding of Europe’s social-ecological landscape as well as sustainability impacts of different governance mechanisms. The lessons will feed into a roadmap for the provision of forest ecosystem service bundles and a broad range of dissemination and communication activities. Ultimately, this will lead to better policy coordination, the well-being of EU citizens and the ecological integrity of forest ecosystems.

Call for proposal

H2020-RUR-2017-1
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Coordinator

HOCHSCHULE FUR NACHHALTIGE ENTWICKLUNG EBERSWALDE
Address
Schicklerstrasse 5
16225 Eberswalde
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 544 750

Participants (16)

LEIBNIZ-ZENTRUM FUER AGRARLANDSCHAFTSFORSCHUNG (ZALF) e.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 470 125
Address
Eberswalder Str. 84
15374 Muencheberg
Activity type
Research Organisations
SUOMEN YMPARISTOKESKUS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 368 500
Address
Latokartanonkaari 11
00790 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 318 000
Address
Via Calepina 14
38122 Trento
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRUM TRANSDISCIPLINARNYCH STUDIICETIP N.O.
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 334 500
Address
Racianska 1508/25
831 02 Bratislava
Activity type
Other
FORSTLICHE VERSUCHS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT BADEN-WUERTTEMBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 222 000
Address
Wonnhaldestrasse 4
79100 Freiburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 311 750
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 181 693,75
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET KLAGENFURT

Participation ended

Austria
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 65-67
9020 Klagenfurt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EUROPEAN LANDOWNERS ORGANIZATION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 220 750
Address
Rue De Treves 67
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
STUDIA-Schlierbach Studienzentrum für internationale Analysen
Austria
EU contribution
€ 123 375
Address
Panoramaweg 1
4553 Schlierbach
Activity type
Research Organisations
SUOMEN METSAKESKUS-FINLANDS SKOGSCENTRAL
Finland
EU contribution
€ 135 625
Address
Aleksanterinkatu 18A
15140 Lahti
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
STIFTUNG AKADEMIE FUR NACHHALTIGE ENTWICKLUNG MECKLENBURG-VORPOMMERN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 123 375
Address
Neue Wallstrasse 12
18273 Guestrow
Activity type
Other
PROVINCIA AUTONOMA DI TRENTO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 110 375
Address
Piazza Dante 15
38122 Trento
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
IREAS, INSTITUT PRO STRUKTURALNI POLITIKU OPS
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 126 375
Address
Marakova 292/9
160 00 Praha 6
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSEUM AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 96 337,50
Address

40020 Goeteborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK
Austria
EU contribution
€ 332 000
Address
Innrain 52
6020 Innsbruck
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments