Call for Case Studies Extended for EFIMED Scientific Seminar

The Call is open for Case Studies describing a successful innovative business model in Mediterranean forests and the deadline for submissions has been extended until 10 October, 2014. This is a great opportunity for EFIMED partners and member organisations to present their Case Study at this year’s Scientific Seminar, part of EFIMED Week 2014

EFIMED considers it a strategic priority to offer opportunities to Mediterranean foresters to network and present new projects. The EFIMED Scientific Seminar, held jointly with the Annual Meeting during EFIMED Week, is one of the major EFIMED events for the discussion and dissemination of scientific knowledge on Mediterranean forestry and its advances.

Kavala2_250.jpg : 26.0126953125KbThe title of this year’s scientific seminar is Profitable Wood Production in the Mediterranean: Future or fantasy? This area has become increasingly interesting for the Mediterranean region: as market prices for materials and energy have increased, a renewed interest in the wood resources accumulated in Mediterranean forests over the last 50 years has been generated. Using this wood with low timber quality as fuel seems self-evident, but how to optimise its socio-economic and environmental performance requires close consideration. Moreover, innovative use of this wood as an industrial resource, such as for highly refined wood-based chemicals, wood-plastics or liquid bio-fuels, could create further added value, but this requires resilience and can only succeed in a stable and resilient investment climate, which would imply improved governance in candidate areas.

The Case Study workshop will offer successful applicants the opportunity to present, share, discuss and promote their case study which should introduce participants to a successful business model implemented in a Mediterranean forest.

The presentations should last five minutes and give a dynamic introduction, with visual aids, that “sells” the business model. The presentations will be followed by a world café style interactive discussion in small groups, where attendees will have the opportunity to pose questions to the presenters as well as discussing challenges, downfalls, transferability and other issues.

Case Studies should be submitted by email to mary.hirsch(at)efi.int by 10 October 2014

Call for Case Studies

Abstract of the Scientific Seminar


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