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Beyond wood: the other hidden assets of Europe’s forests

Alongside wood-based products, forests also produce Non-Wood Forest Products (NWFPs), such as berries, mushrooms, aromatic, medicinal and decorative plant material, nuts, saps...

Between caution and success: remote sensing to shape European forestry

More than two years have passed since the beginning of the My Sustainable Forest project, which is already facing the final stretch...

Coronavirus, markets, economy and forests: what’s ahead?

This opinion essay was originally published on the EFI blog. A globalized crisis

Co-constructing in difficult times: isn’t that what social innovation is all...

This post was originally thought to be a wrap-up of the SIMRA project, and summary of what we lived in our SIMRA...

Sponsoring a forest: experiences with corporate social responsibility

Forests are an essential part of the terrestrial ecosystem. They are indispensable to ensure the balance of ecosystems and to combat climate...

2020: A “Super Year” for forests

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has declared 2020 as a “super year” for nature. For many reasons, it needs to be. As...

Social Innovation: What’s all the fuzz about?

Social innovation is everywhere. A search in Google lands 1,320 million hits. Google Scholar finds 3,700,000 resources, and if we look it...

Innovation inspiration at a SIMRA workshop in Solsona

Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas (SIMRA) is a European project focused on research and innovation actions. FORECO, one of the 26...

Facing Forest Fires: Visions and actions for global fire-resilient landscapes

Fire starts with a spark. Once ignited it can flourish, fed and spread by fuel and oxygen, the flames and smoke fanned great distances...

10 articles to deepen your knowledge on the social and economic...

In preparation for our upcoming conference, “Resilient landscapes to face catastrophic forest fires: global insights towards a new paradigm”, we have selected...