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Forested rural areas are a valuable source of non-fossil raw materials

In the circular sustainable bioeconomy perspective, forested rural areas represent a precious source of the lignocellulose and non-fossil raw materials for established or newly...

Sustainable Forestry: Insights & views from the Mediterranean

The fourth webinar in the Forum Synergies Sustainable Forestry series brings together experts from the Mediterranean to complete the picture on the situation of...

Linking sustainable forestry actors

Forum Synergies is a non-profit association, founded in 1995, of engaged citizens, organisations and active practitioners engaged in sustainable rural development. They work together...

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 "Contributing to...

Let the (social) seed grow: insights from seven rural social innovation...

Rural societies in Europe and beyond are facing complex social, economic, and environmental challenges. These include rural depopulation, demographic changes such as aging, in-...

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 took place...

Management of community forests in Portugal: results and perspectives

On 25 January, the report on more than 700 community forest management plans was discussed at the premises of the Portuguese Federation of Community...

Keys and tools for social rural innovation: lessons from SIMRA

The study of social innovation, understood in its broadest socio-environmental sense, has spread since the beginning of the century, and its importance in the...

Participatory video to collect experiences on Social Innovation Actions

The Social Innovation Actions within the European Union H2020 "Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas (SIMRA)" project have been coordinated by the European Forest Institute...

SIMRA Final Conference: social innovation to boost EU rural areas

Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas (SIMRA) is a project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. SIMRA seeks to advance...

Europe’s wood supply in disruptive times

On 14 March TEAMING UP 4 FORESTS presented a study analysing factors affecting future wood supply in Europe such as climate change, land use...