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Bioeconomy is the production of renewable biological resources and the conversion of these resources (including waste streams) into value added products. Its sectors and industries have strong innovation potential due to their use of a wide range of sciences, enabling and industrial technologies, along with local and tacit knowledge.1 The forest bioeconomy focuses on innovations in the circular use of forest products and resources. In the Mediterranean, forest bioeconomy has a strong focus on business models for Non-Wood Forest Products, recreational uses of forests, and social inclusion.

Innovative wooden schoolyards for children’s versatile development

Exploring the applicability of wood has led us to new discoveries about its positive impact on children’s emotional, behavioral and intellectual development....

New EFI Bioregions Facility: towards a sustainable bioeconomy for Europe

Bioregions connects forward-thinking regions across Europe to work together to unlock regional potential through international exchange on the forest circular bioeconomy. In...
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Businesses gather in Barcelona to discuss boost for rural economy

Entrepreneurs, start-ups and established businesses shared ideas and inspiration on innovation and entrepreneurship for non-wood forest products (NWFP) in a highly energised seminar which...

YLP Mediterranean 2020: application deadline extended!

The 2020 edition of the EFI Young Leadership Programme provides training, knowledge sharing and networking on Mediterranean forest-based value chains and their...

The power of stories: Poverty Reduction Through NTFPs

Stories can amplify the voices of people or groups who are not often heard, and make their experiences relatable to people in...

Innovative businesses and entrepreneurship for NWFP

This cross-cutting seminar, the second one of the Horizon 2020 INCREDIBLE project, will be entirely devoted to non-wood forest products (NWFP) entrepreneurship, engaging...

Mediterranean forests in urbanised societies: will you rise to the challenge?

Two out of three people already live in urban areas in Mediterranean countries, a figure higher than the world average and only...

Participatory process to improve professional resin tapping

The general objective of the SustForest Plus project Resin Innovation Challenge is to obtain the best proposals to answer the question "how...

Review on sustainable forest management beyond timber

A recent review published by forest researchers from four continents reflects on diverse forest products beyond timber. Its overall purpose is to...

Young Leadership Programme 2020: Mediterranean forests in urbanised societies

The economic, social and environmental challenges of today need bright new thinking that will shape tomorrow. EFI’s Young Leadership Programme targets the leaders...

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Seeing the wood in the forests: First issue of the EFI...

We need to accelerate the transition from the existing global fossil and wasteful economy towards a renewable economy: a circular bioeconomy. If...

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