European network for sustainable and future oriented forest management in Europe (ROSEWOOD)
Europe is rich in wood. Forests not only cover a significant part of the continent's land mass (43%) but are also an important economic factor in many European regions. With the increasing demand for energy from renewable sources, the importance of wood as a raw material for the European bio-economy will continue to grow in the future.
In order to use the great potential of the wood industry and to promote wood mobilisation oriented towards sustainability and new approaches in forest management, a European network of regions was established in the ROSEWOOD project. 15 partners from 10 European countries established Wood Mobilisation Regional Hubs in Northern, Southern, Central and Eastern Europe. These hubs facilitate exchange of best practices and sharing of technological and non-technological innovations.
By connecting stakeholders from the entire forestry value chain, ROSEWOOD closed existing knowledge gaps, supported the uptake of new ideas and created appropriate frameworks for economic partnerships between different stakeholders and regions.
As project coordinator, Steinbeis Europa Zentrum is reponsible for the project coordination and the development of a training methodology to ensure the implementation of project results by the actors of the regional hubs.
- Project name acronym: ROSEWOOD
- Funding Institution: European Commission
- Funding budget for all partners: 1,5 M EUR
- Participating countries: Austria, Croatia, Germany, Finland, France, Italy, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland
- Project Duration: 02/2018 – 01/2020