European project ROSEWOOD
European network of Regions On SustainablE WOOD mobilization
Europe is rich in wood; forests do not only cover a significant amount of the continent’s land area (43%), but are also an important economic asset in many regions. With a rising demand for energy from renewable resources, wood will grow to even greater significance to the European bio-economy.
ROSEWOOD seeks to leverage the potential of the wood industry by encouraging sustainable wood mobilisation and promoting novel approaches in forest management. The aim is to build a European network of regions collaborating on knowledge transfer in the field of sustainable wood mobilisation. 15 partners from 10 European countries will work together to establish Wood Mobilisation Regional Hubs in North, South, Central and East Europe. These hubs shall facilitate the exchange of best-practices and the sharing of technological and non-technological innovations in the particular regions and beyond.
Through connecting stakeholders from along the forestry value chain, ROSEWOOD will close existing knowledge gaps, foster the take-up of new ideas and create momentum for economic partnerships between different stakeholders and regions. The activities of the project will contribute to an economically viable and sustainable development in forestry and in rural areas towards the enhancement of an EU Bioeconomy.
Within ROSEWOOD Steinbeis 2i GmbH oversees the project coordination and is responsible for the development of coaching methodologies to ensure the transfer and implementation of results by actors associated with the regional Hubs.
Project duration: 02/2017 – 02/2019
Budget: 1.5 MEUR
Countries: Austria, Croatia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland