The revised SRA for 2020
The European Forest-based Sector Technology Platform (FTP) was set up in 2005 to define a vision for the future for the forest-based sector and identify priority areas for research and innovation. More than 230 European forest sector-relevant research projects, with a total EU funding of € 717 million have been launched since 2007 in the areas prioritised by the first FTP SRA (Strategic Research Agenda).
While the Vision 2030 describes the common vision of the European forest-based sector and how achieving the vision will benefit the European citizen, the SRA provides a logical framework for the research and innovation actions needed in order to reach the vision.
During the 8th FTP conference, which took place in Barcelona on 12-13 March 2013, the renewed Vision for 2030 and revised Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda for 2020 were launched. Thousands of contributions from representatives of industry, forest owners, researchers and public bodies around Europe went into revising these key documents.
The revised SRA is also an opportunity to position the forest-based sector for Horizon 2020, the next research and innovation framework budget (2014-2020).