Forest Innovation Workshop
and Rosewood Final Conference

15-16 January 2020/FLORENCE

The Forest Innovation Workshop is a biennial European initiative which promotes networking and exchanges among regions and the community of forestry and wood industry innovators and actors.

It focuses on the following four thematic areas:

  1. Managing Impacts related to Climate Change;
  2. Supporting Wood and Biomass Mobilization;
  3. Supporting the Provision of Ecosystem Services;
  4. Improving Sustainable Forest Management Approaches and Tools.

The 2020 workshop edition will be hosted by the ROSEWOOD Network, a Horizon 2020 funded Coordination and Support Action which main target is the enhancement of sustainable wood mobilisation through inter-regional knowledge transfer.


15 January 2020

8.30      Registration

9:00      Welcoming speeches and opening remarks

ALBERTO NEGRO, President of ANARF, EUSTAFOR associate
MARCO REMASCHI, Regional Minister for Agriculture of Tuscany Region, ERIAFF Political Coordinator

9:30      Rosewood project: Discussion on general and policy oriented findings

Main outcomes from Rosewood activities are presented and discussed with participants in order to highlight how European, National and Regional Institutions can support a coherent policy framework for innovation in forestry and wood related industries. The session will be organized in discussion panels on the following aspects:

  • Making use of existing opportunities and generating value networks for businesses
  • Improving funding mechanisms
  • Training and education
  • Developing business innovation

11:00    Coffee break

11:20    European framework for innovation in forestry

The session offers the opportunity to learn and discuss on the current and upcoming European framework supporting innovation in the forest-based sectors:

  • Current and post-2020 programming period
  • Lessons learned and recommendations for future Operational Groups on forest related topics
  • Innovation examples from forest based sector
  • General discussion (experiences with current framework for forest innovation, expectations on the future framework, new ideas for innovation support)

12:50    Introduction to the break-out sessions

13:00    Lunch break

14:00    Break-out Session 1: Presentation and discussion on
a. Supporting Wood and Biomass Mobilization

  • Local charcoal as strategic tool for bioeconomy in “Vicenza Piccole Dolomiti” area
  • Forest LidaRioja: Updating and enhancement of forest data in La Rioja region using remote sensing technologies: LiDAR and satellite data

b. Supporting the Provision of Ecosystem Services

  • Inishowen Uplands European Innovation Partnership Project

15:30    Coffee break

16:00    Break-out Session 2: Presentation and discussion on
c. Managing Impacts related to Climate Change

  • 4 themes and 4 business cases for Food Forest in standard forestry areas
  • Production and use of "kilometer zero" substrates for nurseries,

d. Improving Sustainable Forest Management Approaches and Tools

  • Development of a uniform support system of wood flow management for more effective forestry development in Latvia
  • GO SPNA - Precision Sylviculture in Nouvelle Aquitaine

17:30    End of Day 1



16 January 2020

8:30    Check in day 2

9:00    Outcomes from the breakout sessions

10:30    Coffee break

11:00    Rosewood Network Policy recommendations: Presentation and discussion

The ROSEWOOD project partners analysed forestry policies in 10 European Countries concerning their effectiveness and impact on sustainable wood mobilisation. The session will present the results of the comparative analysis and put the ROSEWOOD policy recommendations which are based on these findings up for discussion.

13:00    Conclusions and next steps

13.15    Lunch break

The workshop is moderated by Harald Mauser, European Forest Institute
The working languages for the Plenary sessions are English, Italian, French and Spanish
The working language for the parallel sessions is English


via San Gallo 25
Florence, Italy