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Spurring INnovations for Forest ECosystem SERvices in Europe

Objective

One of the major challenges relating to the management of Europe’s forests is to balance the provision of distinct forest ecosystem services with broad societal demands. If markets and existing governance arrangements fail, forest owners and managers struggle to meet societal needs. There is a necessity to explore new approaches to connect profitable forest management with changing societal demands. Against this background, innovative mechanisms (IM), including novel policies and business models, have the potential to align ecosystem services supply and demand. SINCERE will, first, systematically map the existing knowledge and practical experiences with IM at the European scale. Second, it will, in a joint effort of practice partners and researchers, design, implement and subsequently evaluate a complementary set of innovation actions that explore novel IM in different regional contexts. These actions encompass a broad spectrum of forest ecosystem services (e.g. biodiversity, climate change mitigation, water supply, recreation), governance mechanisms (e.g. new business models, ‘reverse auctions’ with forest owners, participatory governance) and regional settings (e.g. intensively managed commercial forests in Finland versus little-managed forest land in Spain). Third, a Learning Architecture will connect these innovation actions across countries to incentivize cross-case fertilization and learning between research and practice. Finally, practice partners, policy makers and researchers will jointly draw lessons learnt from the innovation actions, including the upscaling of successful IM to be replicated elsewhere. The project will also push for innovations at the interface between policies and on-the-ground IM, and will deliver concrete suggestions for a coordinated European policy framework that supports IM. Target group-specific communication and dissemination activities will ensure SINCERE’s impact throughout the entire project duration.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/business model
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/botany

Call for proposal

H2020-RUR-2017-1
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action
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Coordinator

EUROPEAN FOREST INSTITUTE
Address
Yliopistokatu 6 B
80100 Joensuu
Finland
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 1 031 640,63

Participants (22)

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 257 156
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LUONNONVARAKESKUS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 280 437
Address
Latokartanonkaari 9
00790 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 246 125
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 211 125
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONSORCI CENTRE DE CIENCIA I TECNOLOGIA FORESTAL DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 225 750
Address
Ctra Sant Llorenc De Morunys Km 2
25280 Solsona
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL FORESTRY RESEARCH
Indonesia
EU contribution
€ 109 967,25
Address
Jalan Cifor, Situ Gede
16680 Bogor Barat
Activity type
Research Organisations
PROSPEX INSTITUTE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 316 437
Address
Breydelstraat 34
1040 Brussels
Activity type
Other
UICN, BUREAU DE REPRESENTATION AUPRES DE L'UNION EUROPEENNE AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 89 437
Address
Boulevard Louis Schmidt 64
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
CENTRE DE LA PROPIETAT FORESTAL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 103 031
Address
Carretera De Sabadell A Santa Perpetua Km 4 5 Finca Torreferrussa
08130 Santa Perpetua De Mogoda Barcelona
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
NATUURINVEST
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 168 262,50
Address
Havenlaan 88 Bus 75
1000 Brussel
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
DANSK SKOVFORENING
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 209 687
Address
Amalievej 20
1875 Frederiksberg C
Activity type
Other
ETIFOR SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 72 275
Address
Via Testi Fulvio 4
35125 Padova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONSORZIO PER LA TUTELA DELL INDICAZIONE GEOGRAFICA PROTETTA FUNGO DIBORGOTARO

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Via C. Battisti 83/B
43043 Borgo Val Di Taro
Activity type
Other
CONSELHO EMPRESARIAL PARA O DESENVOLVIMENTO SUSTENTAVEL
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 100 625
Address
Av. Columbano Bordalo Pinheiro 108- 2, Andar B
1070067 Lisboa
Activity type
Other
CENTRE FOR FOREST ECOLOGY AND PRODUCTIVITY RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCE
Russia
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Profsoyuznaya 84/32
117997 Moscow
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
JAVNA USTANOVA PARK PRIRODE MEDVEDNICA
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 43 843
Address
Bliznec 70
10000 Zagreb Grad Zagreb
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
SUPERINTENDENCIA NACIONAL DE SERVICIOS DE SANEAMIENTO

Participation ended

Peru
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Av. Bernardo Monteagudo 210-216 Magdalena Del Mar
Lima
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
SUOMEN METSAKESKUS-FINLANDS SKOGSCENTRAL
Finland
EU contribution
€ 118 218
Address
Aleksanterinkatu 18A
15140 Lahti
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
DIPUTACION FORAL DE BIZKAIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 60 625
Address
Alameda Recalde 30
48009 Bilbao
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
PAN BERN AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 89 118
Address
Hirschengraben 24
3001 Bern
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAET KASSEL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 195 000
Address
Monchebergstrasse 19
34125 Kassel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONSORZIO COMUNALE PARMENSI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 62 475
Address
Via Nazionale 90
43043 Borgo Val Di Taro
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)