In the face of tough competition, Skogforsk (the Forestry Research Institute of Sweden) has landed the role of coordinator for one of the EUs biggest ever research projects in the forestry and forest-based sector. The project, entitled Eforwood, has been set up to develop a tool for sustainability impact assessment of the European forestry and forest-based sector. The project is scheduled to run for four years and will involve 35 organizations in 18 countries, with a planned total budget of 19 million (US$24.5m).
This is a remarkable success for Swedish forestry research, says Skogforsks Kaj Rosén, who managed the Eforwood application to the EU.
The two Swedish industrial research institutes Skogforsk, and STFI-Packforsk, which is coordinating the sister projects Ecotarget and Sustainpack in the forest-based sector, has managed to land the role of coordinator for all three of the forestry-sector projects in the EUs sixth framework programme, says Rosén.
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