5th Edition of the Forest Innovation Workshop “The role of innovation in managing new challenges in the forest-based sector at regional level in the EU”

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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) at the Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the European Union in Brussels.

The Bioregions Facility, in collaboration with European regions and a variety of forest sector organizations, is pleased to invite you to the workshop: The role of innovation in managing new challenges in the forest-based sector at regional level in the EU.

Discover the programme!

Ensure your voice is heard and your views shared by the relevant EU and regional stakeholders. Help us to strengthen the contribution of forests and wood to the EU bioeconomy and rural development: Registration will open soon!

Main objectives of the event

  • 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

Themes

The event will provide an opportunity to learn about the most recent updates on European initiatives and connect with a selection of innovative cases, presented during the 2 rounds of breakout sessions.

The themes addressed in the workshop are:

  1. Carbon market, bioeconomy, climate smart forestry and rural development
  2. Forest degradation and nature restoration
  3. 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 4 December 2022 by filling in this form.

More information

  • Workshop language: English
  • Workshop cost: The event is free of charge. Organizers cannot provide any support for travel and accommodation expenses.
  • Data processing: In order to ensure your access to the venue, your registration data (name, institution, email address) will be passed on to the Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the EU. Kindly note that this event may be documented by picture and video cameras. By participating you declare to agree that these pictures and video recordings may be used and published.