Started in 2014 as a joint initiative of European regions and forest sector organizations, the 5th edition of the European Forest Innovation Workshop devoted to Inform-Prioritize-Collaborate: Cooperation of Regions on Innovation in Forest Management, Use of Wood and Forest-related Services, will take place on 18 January 2023 (full-day workshop) in Brussels, exact location to be confirmed. The official invitation and registration page will follow soon.
Main objectives of the event are:
- Understanding the new framework for regional innovation policies addressing the forest- based sector in Europe
- Presenting relevant innovations from different European regions that are helping address key European policy ambitions
- Connecting experts and practitioners to speed up knowledge flows
- Encourage public and private collaboration at EU and regional levels to foster innovation
The themes addressed in the workshop are:
- Carbon market, bioeconomy, climate smart forestry and rural development
- Forest degradation and nature restoration
- Ecosystem services and better integration in forest management
Digitalization and social innovation are cross-cutting aspects contributing to the above themes.
An open call for Expression of Interest to participate as a speaker to present a case is open until 12 December 2022 at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.de/r/JN7X7CR