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

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 763899

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 November 2017

  • End date

    31 October 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.1.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 060 818,75

  • EU contribution

    € 4 019 531,25

Coordinated by:

HOCHSCHULE FUR NACHHALTIGE ENTWICKLUNG EBERSWALDE

Germany

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.

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

SUOMEN YMPARISTOKESKUS

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 368 500

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 318 000

CENTRUM TRANSDISCIPLINARNYCH STUDIICETIP N.O.

Slovakia

EU Contribution

€ 334 500

FORSTLICHE VERSUCHS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT BADEN-WUERTTEMBERG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 222 000

UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 311 750

LUNDS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 181 693,75

UNIVERSITAET KLAGENFURT

Austria

EUROPEAN LANDOWNERS ORGANIZATION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 220 750

STUDIA-Schlierbach Studienzentrum für internationale Analysen

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 123 375

SUOMEN METSAKESKUS-FINLANDS SKOGSCENTRAL

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 135 625

STIFTUNG AKADEMIE FUR NACHHALTIGE ENTWICKLUNG MECKLENBURG-VORPOMMERN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 123 375

PROVINCIA AUTONOMA DI TRENTO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 110 375

IREAS, INSTITUT PRO STRUKTURALNI POLITIKU OPS

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 126 375

UNIVERSEUM AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 96 337,50

UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 332 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 763899

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 November 2017

  • End date

    31 October 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.1.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 060 818,75

  • EU contribution

    € 4 019 531,25

Coordinated by:

HOCHSCHULE FUR NACHHALTIGE ENTWICKLUNG EBERSWALDE

Germany