Forest-based businesses contribute as much as 7% to economic growth. The sector employs over 3.5 million people across the European Union. It is the EU's third largest employer, just after the metal and food industries.
In rural areas, in particular, forests are a key resource for improving quality of life and job creation and thereby keeping our rural communities alive and thriving. Regional cooperation in the EU is essential to facilitate the exchange of skills and bolster competitiveness of our regions.
The first part of the conference will look into challenges and issues linked to Innovation in the Forest sector as well as tools available at the EU level, while the second part will focus on showcasing some regional best practice examples.
More information and registration - here.