Other stakeholders

National Support Groups

The National Support Groups (NSGs) are vital focal points for FTP at national level. Typically, they are made up of various forest-based sector stakeholder groups in a specific country and bring together researchers and industry representatives, as well as national financial and governmental bodies. 

The role of the NSGs is to mobilize national stakeholders in identifying common research, technology, development and innovation (RTDI) priorities and in formulating a national research and innovation agenda for their country. They draw up and communicate their country’s position on draft project documents, and their members also carry out active advocacy work with high-level authorities at national level.

The NSGs also implement FTP’s Vision 2040 and the FTP Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda for 2030 in their countries. Currently, FTP relies on the activities of the NSGs in 22 EU Member States, and in Norway and Switzerland. Each NSG is represented in the FTP Advisory Committee by its Chairperson.

🇦🇹 NSG Austria

🇪🇸 NSG Spain

🇷🇴 NSG Romania

🇩🇰 NSG Denmark

🇸🇮 NSG Slovenia

🇱🇻 NSG Latvia

🇸🇪 NSG Sweden

🇫🇷 NSG France

🇱🇹 NSG Lithuania

🇵🇱 NSG Poland

🇭🇺 NSG Hungary

🇪🇪 NSG Estonia

🇫🇮 NSG Finland

🇸🇰 NSG Slovakia

🇳🇴 NSG Norway

🇨🇭 NSG Switzerland

🇳🇱 NSG Netherlands

🇨🇿 NSG Czech Republic

🇮🇪 Ireland (observer)

🇵🇹 Portugal (observer)

Research & Innovation