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

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.
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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)

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EUROPEAN FOREST INSTITUTE

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 208 810,50

NORDISK MINISTERRADS SEKRETARIAT

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 77 084,50

Bundesministerium für Ernährung, Landwirtschaft und Verbraucherschutz

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 44 940

Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 135 016

MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 100 901

FORSKNINGSRÅDET FÖR MILJÖ, AREELLA NÄRINGAR OCH SAMHÄLLSBYGGANDE

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 106 946,50

INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACION Y TECNOLOGIA AGRARIA Y ALIMENTARIA OA MP

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 39 590

ECOFOR GIP-GROUPEMENT D'INTERET PUBLIC ECOSYSTEMES FORESTIERS

France

EU Contribution

€ 50 076

NORGES FORSKNINGSRAD

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 78 325,81

INSTYTUT BADAWCZY LESNICTWA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 83 781

MINISTERO DELLE POLITICHE AGRICOLE ALIMENTARI E FORESTALI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 58 315

Ministrstvo za izobrazevanje, znanost in sport

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 33 598

MINISTRSTVO ZA KMETIJSTVO GOZDARSTVO IN PREHRANO

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 16 692

FEDERAL DEPARTMENT FOR ENVIRONMENT, TRANSPORT, ENERGY AND COMMUNICATIONS

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 31 672

DIMOKRITIO PANEPISTIMIO THRAKIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 15 836

Ministry of Environment Energy and Climate Change

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 13 482

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND THE MARINE

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 32 340,75

LIETUVOS RESPUBLIKOS APLINKOS MINISTERIJA

Lithuania

EU Contribution

€ 18 297

LATVIJAS LAUKSAIMNIECIBAS UN MEZA ZINATNU AKADEMIJA BIEDRIBA

Latvia

EU Contribution

€ 21 400

MINISTERSTVO PODOHOSPODARSTVA A ROZVOJA VIDIEKA SLOVENSKEJ REPUBLIKY

Slovakia

EU Contribution

€ 13 203,60

FORESTRY COMMISSION RESEARCH AGENCY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 26 322

Ss. CYRIL AND METHODIUS UNIVERSITY IN SKOPJE

North Macedonia

EU Contribution

€ 10 774,90

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 606803

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2014

  • End date

    31 December 2017

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 170 284,60

  • EU contribution

    € 1 999 999

Coordinated by:

BUNDESMINISTERIUM FUER NACHHALTIGKEIT UND TOURISMUS

Austria