VINKOVCI, 15.05.2020. – ROSEWOOD project, funded by the Horizon 2020, EU Research and Innovation programme under the grant agreement No. 776754, successfully finished with a 2-day Final Conference held in Florence, Italy. The event was held on January 15th and 16th during 4th Forest Innovation Workshop and was jointly hosted by ROSEWOOD project, EFI, ERIAFF and other European forestry and wood sector associations.
4th Forest Innovation Workshop was organised to promote exchange among European experts and practitioners strongly connected to regional and local Innovation ecosystems devoted to forests and forestry. Workshop brought together experts of the wood value chain and wood industry. Expert discussions were held on four selected topics: supporting wood and biomass mobilisation, supporting the provision of ecosystem services, managing impacts related to climate change, improving approaches and tools for sustainable forest management.
During workshop, a need was emphasised for cross-European learning approach which could promote the use of local wood as well as establish and strengthen local value chains, from tree in forest to the high added value final product.
Hub managers of the East, South, North and Central Europe Hubs presented project results, roadmaps, Map viewer of best practices and innovations (https://mapviewer.rosewood-network.eu/), recommendations for education and training programmes, funding opportunities and recommendations for policy makers. Also, innovative project ideas collected within ROSEWOOD project were presented on the workshop.
The published booklet with additional information about the ROSEWOOD project and the conclusions of the 4th Forestry Innovation Workshop is available at the following link: https://bit.ly/3bpsjkc
The booklet also introduced continuation of ROSEWOOD project – ROSEWOOD4.0 focused on strengthening the existing ROSEWOOD Network – European Network of Regions on Sustainable WOOD Mobilisation; allowing stakeholders of the wood mobilisation value chain to connect and share best practices in the field. The overall aim is effective knowledge transfer intra-regionally as well as among regions using modern tools such as digital platforms, digital trainings tools, etc.