NSG Spain

The forest-based sector in Spain

The forest-based sector in Spain contributes to various cross-cutting areas of political and economic interest related to, for example, rural development, technology innovation, employment creation, climate change adaptation and mitigation, and environmental conservation. In Spain, forest and other woodland areas cover 27.6 million hectares, representing a total of 55.4% of the country’s land area (FAO, Global Forest Resources Assessment 2015) providing favourable conditions for the growth of the forest-based sector. 

The agenda of the National Support Group of Spain (NSG Spain) aims to:

  • Advocate and build partnerships promoting the interests of Spanish forest-based sector stakeholders with regard to R&I initiatives and funding programmes through the FTP network and its activities;
  • Foster coordination with the competent national authorities to reinforce their support to the NSG;
  • Boost the Spanish forest-based sector through cooperation between private and public stakeholders linked to the sector’s value chains and through promoting their participation in European R&I funding programmes by means of workshops and brokerage events;
  • Invigorate the Spanish National Support Group through communication activities and engaging new members;
  • Organize workshops to update the Spanish Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda aligning the objectives with the FTP Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda.

Do you want to know more?

Are you a representative of a Spanish company or organization and do you want to know what FTP can do to help you in the European arena? Please contact the secretariat of the National Support Group of Spain (NSG Spain).

Research projects

  1. FISSAC – Fostering industrial symbiosis for a sustainable resource intensive industry across the extended construction  value chain
  2. WoodSens – Developing and implementing formaldehyde online-senor systems in wood-based panel processing
  3. SIMWOOD – Sustainable innovative mobilisation of wood
  4. PHLOEMAP – Hydraulic functional traits as determinants of forest function and drought responses. Putting xylem and phloem attributes into the functional trait map
  5. MENFRI –  Mediterranean Network of Forestry Research and Innovation
  6. CCTAME –  Climate change – terrestrial adaption and mitigation in Europe

Search for the complete list of Spanish research projects