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.

PROGRAMME - Day one

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
ANTHONY SALINGRE, Coordinator of Rosewood project.

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

Moderator of the session: ANTHONY SALINGRE
ROSEWOOD Network - Introduction (general project presentation)
ROSEWOOD Roadmaps for Targeted Transfer of Best Practices and Innovations in the European forestry and wood sector:

  • Presentation of roadmapping methodology + demonstration of Map Viewer
  • Panel presentation of regional roadmaps by the Rosewood Hub Managers:
    JUSSI SOPPELA (North Europe Hub), IVAN AMBROS (East Europe Hub), RICCARDO CASTELLINI (South Europe Hub), CHRISTOPH JOST and LARISSA RUDOLPH (Central Europe Hub)

Plenary discussion with Q&A

11:00    Coffee break

11:20    European framework for innovation in forestry

  • Operational Groups on forest related topics: Lessons learned, recommendations and insights on the post-2020 programming period - MARGARIDA AMBAR, EIP AGRI Service Point
  • Role of the Regions and expectations on the future European policy framework - MARCO DUS, European Committee of the Regions
  • Speaker from European Commission DG GROW (TBC)
  • Speaker from Innovation in the forest-based industries: Examples from Bio-based Industries Consortium
  • Pitches - Innovation project from forest-based value chains (supported by Rosewood):
    • Forest Sharing, exploring new models of joint ownership and management, FRANCESCA GIANNETTI, BlueBiloba
    • Boosting trust in timber, GIUSEPPE BENENATI, Xylene
    • CLT access matting - Roads for Timber, increasing soil bearing capacity with cross-laminated timber (CLT) sheets, TYTTI AHORANTA, Digipolis Oy
    • From Waste to the New Product, pilot project - organisation of the collection and reuse of wood waste as a resource for new added value products, BARBARA ŠUBIĆ, M SORA
  • Plenary discussion with Q&A

 12:50    Introduction to parallel sessions

13:00    Lunch break

14:00    Break-out Session 1: Presentation and discussion on
a. Supporting Wood and Biomass Mobilization
Facilitator: MARTIN ZIESAK, ROSEWOOD H2020 Project

  • Local charcoal as strategic tool for bioeconomy in “Vicenza Piccole Dolomiti” area
    MARCO GRENDELE, LANDES Group
  • Forest LidaRioja: Updating and enhancement of forest data in La Rioja region using remote sensing technologies: LiDAR and satellite data.
    DAVID GARCIA CASTILLO, AGRESTA

b. Supporting the Provision of Ecosystem Services
Facilitator: DAVIDE PETTENELLA, SINCERE H2020 Project

  • Inishowen Uplands European Innovation Partnership Project
    HENRY O’DONNELL, Inishowen Uplands EIP
  • Landscape ecological planning as a tool for maintaining ecosystem services in forestry.
    KIRSI-MARJA KORHONEN, Metsähallitus

15:30    Coffee break

16:00    Break-out Session 2: Presentation and discussion on
c. Managing Impacts related to Climate Change
Facilitator: MAURIZIO COCCHI, RESILIENT FORESTS LIFE Project

  • 4 themes and 4 business cases for Food Forest in standard forestry areas
    MARIEKE KARSENN and FRANK GORTER
  • Production and use of "kilometer zero" substrates for nurseries,
    RAFAELA CACERES, IRTA

d. Improving Sustainable Forest Management Approaches and Tools
Facilitator: TONI VENTRE, Mediterranean Model Forest Network

  • Development of a uniform support system of wood flow management for more effective forestry development in Latvia
    JANIS MAGAZNIEKS, Management of Latvian timber measurement and accounting
  • GO SPNA - Precision Sylviculture in Nouvelle Aquitaine
    MICHEL CHARTIER, BENJAMIN CHAPELET and HENRI HUSSON (speaker), CNPF

17:30    End of Day 1 followed by a Networking reception

 

PROGRAMME - Day two

16 January 2020

8:30    Check in day 2

9:00    Outcomes from the breakout sessions
Reports by Facilitators and discussion with the audience

10:30    Coffee break

11:00    Rosewood Network Policy recommendations: Presentation and discussion

Part I: Training and education programmes

  • Training and education programmes: state of play in the ROSEWOOD Network regions
  • Plenary discussion: How to integrate new methods and skills relevant to innovation into educational curricula?

Part II: Funding opportunities

  • Comparative analysis about the use of the public funds in the wood sector across Europe - ALVARO PICARDO

Part III: ROSEWOOD policy recommendations

  • Key policy measures for future oriented wood mobilization in Europe, presentation of ROSEWOOD policy recommendations - HUBERT SIEGEL

13:00    Conclusions and next steps

13:15    Lunch break

ROSEWOOD 4.0 PROJECT
KICK OFF AND SOCIAL EVENT

From 14:15 until 18:00 o’clock the public kick-off meeting of Rosewood 4.0 project is organized at the same venue. In the afternoon of 17th January there is a guided visit offered by CESEFOR.
The participation is free.

If you are interested in receiving more info and register, please contact Mr. Riccardo Castellini (riccardo.castellini@cesefor.com)

More info at https://bit.ly/2Pe3TlT

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

Location

SANT'APOLLONIA AUDITORIUM
via San Gallo 25
Florence, Italy