SCAR FOREST study on ERA-NETs and COST Actions in the forest-based sector

The SCAR strategic working group on forests and forestry research and innovation (SCAR SWG FOREST) commissioned a study on the impact of past and existing ERA-NETs and COST Actions within and related to the European forest-based sector. The study, which findings contribute to the scope and role of the SCAR SWG FOREST, has been commissioned in frame of the SCAR CASA funds for studies. The report entitled “Assessment of ERA-NETs and COST Actions in the EU forest-based sector” is now available. The PLATFORM Database was an indispensable source of information for the study.

The results of the study highlight the importance of the ERA-NET and COST funding schemes to initiate and implement future-oriented forest-related research and innovation projects through transnational networks and collaborative actions. The ERA-NET scheme has proven to be the perfect instrument for bottom-up, well-tailored research and innovation actions fostering considerable transfer and market impact. European-level research and development actions are well-suited for the forest-based sector, because many questions can be considered too specific to be addressed only through national funding programs.

For more information about SCAR and a download link of the report see this page

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