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Skogforsk wins key role in major EU forestry-sector project

10.05.2005


In the face of tough competition, Skogforsk (the Forestry Research Institute of Sweden) has landed the role of coordinator for one of the EU’s 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 Skogforsk’s 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 EU’s sixth framework programme,’ says Rosén.


The objective is to produce a decision-support tool that can be used to evaluate the contribution made to sustainable economic, environmental and social development by the forestry and forest-products sector. This covers the entire chain from forest to end user, including the recycling of products and materials.

’Another aim of the Eforwood project is to raise awareness, among politicians and the public at large, of the important contribution that the forestry and forest-based sector makes to sustainable development and growth,’ says Kaj Rosén.

Thanks to the successful application, Sweden will benefit from funding in the region of SKR24 million (US$3.37m) over four years. This will be shared by Eforwood’s three Swedish partners’ Skogforsk, STFI-Packforsk and SLU (the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences). Skogforsk’s share will comprise SKR12 million (US$1.7m) for analysis of sustainability in transport, logging systems and raw-material quality, and for coordination of the 35 research institutes, universities and European trade organizations participating in the project.

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