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Future-oriented integrated management of European forest landscapes

Future-oriented integrated management of European forest landscapes

Objective

The vital environmental and socio-economic role of European forests is well documented and acknowledged in policy documents of both the European Union and its member states. However, there are critical incoherencies within and between trans-national, national and local forest-related land use policies, the central issue being mismatches between the policies and their implementation at the landscape level. Hence, there is a need to improve existing policy and management approaches capable of delivering a better balance between multiple and conflicting demands for forest goods and services. Diminishing mismatches and providing a new policy and management approach that is sensitive to ecological, socioeconomic and political issues of are the main objectives of INTEGRAL.
The objectives are achieved by following a research approach with 3 phases: diagnostic analysis of the status-quo (phase 1), participatory development and evaluation of scenarios (phase 2), and problem-solving oriented back-casting for policy development and evaluation (phase 3). The research design will be applied in a total of 20 landscapes in 10 European countries that differ in key characteristics, such as ownership, the importance of forestry and forest-based industries and the priorities of allocation and management of new and existing forest lands. The involvement of national and local stakeholder groups all the way through the project plays a decisive role in the project.
The most important long term impact of INTEGRAL consists of the knowledge and competence base for integrating international, national and local levels in participatory decision and planning processes. This includes the development of manuals for how to conduct such processes, methods for utilizing quantitative decision support tools in the participatory process, and the establishment of a body of knowledge among those participating in the extensive case studies. Thus, the consistency of implemented forest policies can be enhanced.
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Coordinator

SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET

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Almas Alle 8
750 07 Uppsala

Sweden

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 198 011

Administrative Contact

Ingrid Ragnarsdotter Jajke (Mrs.)

Participants (22)

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CONFEDERATION EUROPEENNE DES PROPRIETAIRES FORESTIERS ASBL

Luxembourg

ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 700 200

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 268 800

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 562 200

University of Forestry

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 175 200

Fachhochschule Salzburg GmbH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 260 600

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 241 760

INSTITUTO SUPERIOR DE AGRONOMIA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 417 000

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DEL MOLISE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 294 000

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 247 200

TECHNICKA UNIVERZITA VO ZVOLENE

Slovakia

EU Contribution

€ 252 000

ALEKSANDRO STULGINSKIO UNIVERSITETAS

Lithuania

EU Contribution

€ 142 800

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 283 200

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 512 030

INSTITUT DES SCIENCES ET INDUSTRIES DU VIVANT ET DE L'ENVIRONNEMENT - AGRO PARIS TECH

France

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 480 600

UNIVERSIDADE CATOLICA PORTUGUESA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 268 800

CONFEDERATION EUROPEENNE DES PROPRIETAIRES FORESTIERS ASBL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 128 800

STICHTING FERN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 80 000

European State Forest Association

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 78 000

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES POUR L'ENVIRONNEMENT ET L'AGRICULTURE

France

EU Contribution

€ 202 000

EUROPEAN FOREST INSTITUTE

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 205 400

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 282887

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2011

  • End date

    31 October 2015

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 845 326

  • EU contribution

    € 6 998 601

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SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET

Sweden