Forest innovation workshop 2020

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Florence, Italy

Inform-Prioritize-Collaborate: Cooperation of Regions on Innovation in Forest Management, Use of Wood and Forest-related Services

Started in 2014 as a joint initiative of relevant European organizations interested in keeping the forest-based sector vital and innovative, the 4th edition of the European Forest Innovation Workshop took place on 15-16 January 2020 in Florence, Italy.

It was a joint event together with the final conference of the ROSEWOOD project that deals with regional cooperation on wood mobilisation. ROSEWOOD is a coordination and support action within Horizon 2020.

The main objectives of the 4th edition were:

  • Presenting innovation initiatives from all over Europe, with a special attention to EIP AGRI Operational Groups;
  • Connecting experts and practitioners from EU regions to strengthen cross-border collaboration and provide inspiration for new innovation initiatives;
  • Motivating actors from the forest-based sector and regional authorities to engage in the design of relevant post-2020 EU policies to improve support for forest innovation.

A comprehensive documentation of the workshop including all presentations is available at the event website.

The workshop was organised by EFI, CEPF, Copa Cogeca, ERIAFF Network, ERRIN, Euromontana and EUSTAFOR.

See previous editions of the forest innovation workshop held in 2014, 2016 and 2018.

Further information: Harald Mauser (harald.mauser @