- EIP-AGRI Projects
- Focus groups
Wednesday, 24 November, 2021 to Thursday, 25 November, 2021
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The EIP-AGRI Seminar 'Turning forest innovation into practice' was organised online on Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 November 2021.
A call for expression of interest was open until Sunday 17 October 2021, 23:59 CET.
Day 1: Wednesday 24 November 2021
Session 1: Welcome and introduction
Session 2: Sharing stories & discussing forest knowledge and social innovation: upscaling and mainstreaming for sustainable forest management
Session 3: Open Space Market on forest knowledge & innovation
Day 2: Thursday 25 November 2021
Session 4: Welcome, recap of day 1 and introduction to the programme
Session 5: Forest knowledge and social innovation: the main factors for innovation
Session 6: Plenary discussion and wrap-up
You can also watch the plenary sessions of the event in half-day recordings if you prefer. Find the links below:
The seminar primarily focused on the social aspects that play a role in forest innovation and on how exactly innovation takes place. The main aim of the event was to support the strengthening of the 'Forest Knowledge and Innovation Systems' through knowledge exchange, contribute to fostering cooperation, education, training and advice to support sustainable forest management, and unlock the socio-economic and environmental potential of forests for EU rural areas.
The seminar specifically looked at the role of social innovation in supporting sustainable forest management. It considered four themes that are related to key priorities for forest management in the EU:
The specific objectives of the seminar were:
Participants included forest owners, foresters, farmers working on aspects linked to forestry, schools, vocational education and training organisations, advisory services, researchers, EU regions and Member States amongst others.