MULTIFUNCTIONAL FORESTS A BRIDGE TO RURAL DEVELOPMENT
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2013-12-22 Participatory forest management through 48 month of interregional cooperation
2013-12-21 In the framework of the Robinwood Plus project one of outputs of the 4 year long interregional cooperation is the elaboration of the guidelines for participatory forest management. It is a guide of practical recommendations and hints for establishing a participatory process in forest management
2013-12-21 Recommendation towards the Euopean Union officials in the field of participatory forest management
2013-12-20 Side-event to Metsä2013 conference ,December 11th 2013 in Rovaniemi, Finland
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WOOD AND FORESTS PLAY A VITAL ROLE IN SUPPORTING AND MAINTAINING THE ECONOMY OF LOCAL COMMUNITIES, RURAL AREAS AND MOUNTAIN TERRITORIES.

 

THE INTERREG IVC EUROPEAN PROJECT -
ROBINWOOD PLUS

WANTS TO STIMULATE AND SUSTAIN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL REGENERATION OF RURAL AREAS IN A SYSTEMATIC WAY, THE TOOL BEING

PARTICIPATORY FOREST PLANNING

What problems does the project address to?

  • gap in economic development between rural and urban areas
  • lack of entrepreneurship in rural areas
  • little market power of forest-products-related SMEs
  • lack of paths to sustainable development

What solutions do we see to foster forestry role for development through:

  • improve regional and local governance and policies
  • involvement of private stakeholders (such as land owners or forest businesses, mainly SMEs)
  • development of entrepreneurship in many sectors (wood industry, tourism, craftsmanship, energy)

Partner regions

  1. Liguria Region - Italy
  2. Joint Authority of Kainuu - Finland
  3. Limousin - France
  4. Harghita County Council - Romania
  5. Calabria Region - Italy

Robinwood Plus activities

  • systematisation of best practices and information
  • experience exchange at regional and local levels through subprojects
  • guidelines for the application of quality participatory forest planning and policy recommendations on forestry economy development for the regions and EU policies.

ROBINWOOD PLUS OBJECTIVE
PROMOTION OF THE MULTIFUNCTIONAL ROLE OF FORESTS AS ENGINE FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND LIFE QUALITY IMPROVEMENT

Duration: january 2010 - december 2013 

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THE INTERREGIONAL COOPERATION PROGRAMME INTERREG IVC, FINANCED BY THE EUROPEAN UNIONS REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND, HELPS REGIONS OF EUROPE WORK TOGETHER TO SHARE EXPERIENCE AND GOOD PRACTICE IN THE AREAS OF INNOVATION, THE KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY, THE ENVIRONMENT AND RISK PREVENTION. EUR 302 MILLION IS AVAILABLE FOR PROJECT FUNDING BUT, MORE THAN THAT, A WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE AND POTENTIAL SOLUTIONS ARE ALSO ON HAND FOR REGIONAL POLICY-MAKERS.