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Multipurpose trees and non-wood forest products a challenge and opportunity

Objective

Europe has set a clear and ambitious strategy (Europe 2020 Strategy) to base its economy on a smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. Part of this concept is to initiate the development towards an innovative, resource efficient and bio-based (bio-economy) European economy. Such development should contribute to economic growth and the creation of jobs, while mitigating climate change effects and providing effective responses to address the need for carbon neutral energy. In this context, European forests and the forest-based sector play an increasingly important role in fostering smart, sustainable and inclusive growth in Europe based on the production of eco-services and eco-efficient products from wood and non-wood-based products. Up to now the forest-based sector has been mainly build around wood based products. However, also multipurpose trees and non-wood forest products and services can significantly contribute to the achievement of the set goals. The objective of the STAR TREE project is to provide better understanding, knowledge, guidance and tools to support relevant stakeholders (e.g., forest owners, resource managers, enterprises, decision makers, other public and private entities) in optimising the management of multi-purpose trees and developing innovative approaches for increasing the marketability and profitability of NWFP for a more competitive rural economy. The overall impacts of the project are in the long term to support a sustainable rural development through a stronger utilisation of business opportunities based on non-wood forest products and multipurpose trees. This will particularly benefit the rural population as much as land owners and companies through a more competitive and robust rural economy and a better quality of life.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/botany
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/paper and wood

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2012-6-singlestage
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Funding Scheme

CP-TP - Collaborative Project targeted to a special group (such as SMEs)

Coordinator

EUROPEAN FOREST INSTITUTE
Address
Yliopistokatu 6 B
80100 Joensuu
Finland
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 856 833
Administrative Contact
Kirsi Loisa (Ms.)

Participants (24)

Metsantutkimuslaitos

Participation ended

Finland
EU contribution
€ 383 704
Address
Jokiniemenkuja 1
01370 Vantaa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Aila Suokas (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 462 280
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Serena Galzignato (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 476 690
Address
Gregor Mendel Strasse 33
1180 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gerhard Weiss (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 285 640
Address
Mittelweg 177
20148 Hamburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Linda Reams-Behboud (Ms.)
CONSORCI CENTRE DE CIENCIA I TECNOLOGIA FORESTAL DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 432 200
Address
Ctra Sant Llorenc De Morunys Km 2
25280 Solsona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marc Carrera Massana (Mr.)
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR DE AGRONOMIA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 354 736
Address
Tapada Da Ajuda
1349 017 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria Da Graça Côrte-Real Mira Da Silva Abrantes (Prof.)
LUONNONVARAKESKUS
Finland
Address
Latokartanonkaari 9
00790 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Raili Keronen (Ms.)
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACION Y TECNOLOGIA AGRARIA Y ALIMENTARIA OA MP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 193 771
Address
Carretera De La Coruna Km7.5
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
María Alarcón (Ms.)
ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 280 800
Address
Fahnenbergplatz
79098 Freiburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Heinrich Spiecker (Prof.)
GOZDARSKI INSTITUT SLOVENIJE
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 58 432
Address
Vecna Pot 2
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Natasa Milenkovic (Ms.)
UNIVERSITATEA STEFAN CEL MARE DIN SUCEAVA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 80 300
Address
Strada University 13
720229 Suceava
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Laura Bouriaud (Dr.)
LATVIJAS VALSTS MEZZINATNES INSTITUTS SILAVA
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 85 302
Address
Rigas Iela 111
2169 Salaspils
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jurgis Jansons (Dr.)
KARADENIZ TEKNIK UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 117 688
Address
Kanuni Kampusu 1
61080 Trabzon
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Orhan Aydin (Prof.)
Foreco Technologies S.L
Spain
EU contribution
€ 372 060
Address
Dominics 16
25280 Solsona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Natàlia Tarrés (Ms.)
THE FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Italy
EU contribution
€ 158 446
Address
Viale Delle Terme Di Caracalla
00153 Roma
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bart Van Ommen (Mr.)
WILD RESOURCES LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 284 608
Address
Ynys Uchaf Mynydd Llandygai Bangor
LL57 4BZ Gwynedd
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jenny Wong (Dr.)
LLAIS Y GOEDWIG LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 135 081
Address
Dyfi Eco Park Unit 6
SY20 8AX Machynlleth
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Jane Gronow (Ms.)
PLANSINN - BURO FUR PLANUNG UND KOMMUNIKATION GMBH*
Austria
EU contribution
€ 207 991
Address
Wiedner Hauptstrasse 54/12
1040 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bettina Wanschura (Ms.)
JOENSUUN TUOTE JA VIHANNES KY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 132 138
Address
Kuurnankatu 47
80130 Joensuu
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marja Päivänurmi (Ms.)
INSTITUTO DE RESTAURACION Y MEDIO AMBIENTE
Spain
EU contribution
€ 134 027
Address
Avenida De Aviacion C3 70
24198 La Virgen Del Camino Leon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Primitivo Julio Santín Fernández (Mr.)
FVL FORSTWIRTSCHAFTLICHE VEREINIGUNG LUNEBURG GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 133 160
Address
Wendlandstrasse 10
29525 Uelzen Ot Oldenstadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Markus Hecker (Dr.)
ASAMER-HANDLER & CO OG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 120 550
Address
Alberstrasse 10
8010 Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maria Asamer-Handler (Ms.)
MANTAU UDO
Germany
EU contribution
€ 99 650
Address
An Der Lachte 13
29223 Celle
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Udo Mantau (Prof.)
REFORESTING SCOTLAND LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 146 726
Address
The Stables, Falkland Estate
KY15 7AF Falkland
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Paul Ritchie (Mr.)