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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.

Webinar: Sustainable management of wild collected products

FAO and OriGIn, the organization for an international Geographical Indications (GI) network, will host until December 2020 a series of webinars entitled...
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ForestValue Research Programme Midterm Seminar 2020

The ForestValue Research Programme Midterm Seminar 2020 will be held as an online public seminar and is expected to bring together participants...
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ICT and emerging technologies for competitiveness, sustainability and social impact of NWFP

idiForest, the third cross-cutting seminar of the INCREDIBLE project, brought participants from across Europe and globally to share knowledge and new ideas...
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Promoting wild food products in the Mediterranean

Eating the Wild: Improving the value-chain of Mediterranean Wild Food Products, also known as the Wildfood Project, aims to promote the implementation...
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VAIA cube makes sweet music out of trees lost to storm

VAIA, a new project named after a shocking storm that hit the Italian Dolomites in October 2018, has created beautiful, passive music...

Sustainability and PEFC-certified products in the hospitality sector

The hospitality sector is becoming more and more sustainable due to its interest in using certified material in a transversal way. That...

Public Perception on Forests and Bioeconomy webinar

The ThinkForest webinar event on Public Perception of Forests and Bioeconomy aims to understand and discuss the public perceptions of forests, forestry and...
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Global experts collaborate towards policy actions for NWFPs

Experts from the IUFRO Task force on non-timber forest products (NTFP) and partners from previous NWFP projects, StarTree and Cost Action FP-1203 “European Non-Wood Forest Products Network” joined...
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Aspiring leaders enjoy preview on Mediterranean forests in urbanised societies

Participants to the EFI Young Leadership Programme 2020, “Mediterranean forests in urbanised societies” enjoyed a lively preview session for the programme on...
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Global survey on student networking and green jobs

Background Take part and spread the word about this survey for students on green jobs in the forest...

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New guide on the uses of valuable broadleaves timber in Catalonia

Valuable broadleaves are tree species whose wood may reach superb technical and aesthetic properties. Oak, walnut, cherry, maple or ash are examples...

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