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Tackling the challenges in sustainable and multifunctional forestry through enhanced research coordination for policy decisions

Objective

The important climatic, environmental, socio-economic and land-use changes taking place at global, regional and local levels, pose new challenges for meeting the multifunctional demands on European forest resources, and for their sustainable management. In the European Union the formulation of forest policies is in the competence of the Member States and although the Treaties of the EU make no provision for a common forest policy there are a high number of EU policies and directives affecting European forests and the forest-based sector. Thus the current forest policy environment is fragmented, complex and sometimes contradictory. Furthermore, European forests consist of a wide diversity of forest ecosystems and tree species which provide different goods and services that are affected differently by climate and land-use changes. Therefore, a proper understanding of such regional differences is needed for the creation of mutual understanding on sustainable forest management (SFM) and multifunctional forestry, providing a solid basis for policy decisions.
In this complex context, research-based information and knowledge should be the basis for developing adaptive management tools and models, new innovation frameworks and coherent policies to ensure implementation of SFM and thus the multifunctional role of European forests.
However, European forest research is – with only a few exceptions - still fragmented and enhanced co-operation and coordination of research activities carried out at regional and national levels is urgently needed. In this context, reinforcing scientific cooperation on European forests through a transnational ERA-NET, which will also build new cooperation arrangements with EU neighbourhood regions, will reduce fragmentation and maximise the impact of research activities on SFM and multifunctional forestry.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/forestry
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/botany

Call for proposal

FP7-ERANET-2013-RTD
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

BUNDESMINISTERIUM FUER NACHHALTIGKEIT UND TOURISMUS
Address
Stubenring 1
1012 Vienna
Austria
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 782 594,44
Administrative Contact
Martin Greimel (Dr.)

Participants (22)

EUROPEAN FOREST INSTITUTE
Finland
EU contribution
€ 208 810,50
Address
Yliopistokatu 6 B
80100 Joensuu
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Marc Palahi (Dr.)
NORDISK MINISTERRADS SEKRETARIAT
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 77 084,50
Address
Ved Stranden 18
1061 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Katrine Hahn Kristensen (Dr.)
Bundesministerium für Ernährung, Landwirtschaft und Verbraucherschutz
Germany
EU contribution
€ 44 940
Address
Rochusstraße 1
D-53107 Bonn
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thorsten Hinrichs (Mr.)
Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung
Germany
EU contribution
€ 135 016
Address
Deichmanns Aue 29
53179 Bonn
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Elke Saggau (Dr.)
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 100 901
Address
Hallituskatu 3A
00023 Helsinki
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Liisa Saarenmaa (Dr.)
FORSKNINGSRÅDET FÖR MILJÖ, AREELLA NÄRINGAR OCH SAMHÄLLSBYGGANDE
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 106 946,50
Address

11182 Stockholm
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hyrije Hasani (Ms.)
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACION Y TECNOLOGIA AGRARIA Y ALIMENTARIA OA MP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 39 590
Address
Carretera De La Coruna Km7.5
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anabel De La Pena (Mrs.)
ECOFOR GIP-GROUPEMENT D'INTERET PUBLIC ECOSYSTEMES FORESTIERS
France
EU contribution
€ 50 076
Address
Rue Scheffer 42
75116 Paris
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jean-Luc Peyron (Dr.)
NORGES FORSKNINGSRAD
Norway
EU contribution
€ 78 325,81
Address
Drammensveien 288
0283 Oslo
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Petter Nilsen (Dr.)
INSTYTUT BADAWCZY LESNICTWA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 83 781
Address
Braci Lesnej 3
05 090 Sekocin Stary
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Adam Kaliszewski (Dr.)
MINISTERO DELLE POLITICHE AGRICOLE ALIMENTARI E FORESTALI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 58 315
Address
Via Xx Settembre 20
00187 Roma
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lucia Pinto (Dr.)
Ministrstvo za izobrazevanje, znanost in sport
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 33 598
Address
Masarykova 16
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kim Turk Krizanec (Mrs.)
MINISTRSTVO ZA KMETIJSTVO GOZDARSTVO IN PREHRANO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 16 692
Address
Dunajska Cesta 22
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Uros Korbar (Mr.)
FEDERAL DEPARTMENT FOR ENVIRONMENT, TRANSPORT, ENERGY AND COMMUNICATIONS
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 31 672
Address
Bundeshaus Nord
3003 Bern
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christian Küchli (Mr.)
DIMOKRITIO PANEPISTIMIO THRAKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 15 836
Address
Panepistimioupoli Rectorate Building
69100 Komotini
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kalliopi Radoglou (Prof.)
Ministry of Environment Energy and Climate Change
Greece
EU contribution
€ 13 482
Address
Amaliados 17
11523 Athens
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Argyro Zerva (Dr.)
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND THE MARINE
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 32 340,75
Address
Agriculture House - Kildare Street
NA Dublin 2
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tom Mcdonald (Mr.)
LIETUVOS RESPUBLIKOS APLINKOS MINISTERIJA
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 18 297
Address
A. Jaksto 4/9
LT-01105 Vilnius
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nerijus Kupstaitis (Mr.)
LATVIJAS LAUKSAIMNIECIBAS UN MEZA ZINATNU AKADEMIJA BIEDRIBA
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 21 400
Address
Republikas Square 2
1981 Riga
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Baiba Rivza (Dr.)
MINISTERSTVO PODOHOSPODARSTVA A ROZVOJA VIDIEKA SLOVENSKEJ REPUBLIKY
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 13 203,60
Address
Dobrovicova 12
81266 Bratislava
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Boris Greguska (Dr.)
FORESTRY COMMISSION RESEARCH AGENCY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 26 322
Address
Alice Holt Lodge
GU10 4LH Farnham
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sandra Smith (Mrs.)
Ss. CYRIL AND METHODIUS UNIVERSITY IN SKOPJE
North Macedonia
EU contribution
€ 10 774,90
Address
Blvd Goce Delcev 9
1000 Skopje
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kiril Sotirovski (Prof.)