Forest Academy for Decision Makers is a discussion forum focusing on the ways in which forests can contribute to the development of a sustainable circular bioeconomy.
The 2018 event was targeted at EU Decision Makers. It was a joint venture between Finland and Sweden, with the engagement of an extensive group of stakeholders.
The Forest Academy communication tool is produced by the Finnish Forest Association. The association is a non-governmental, non-profit cooperation and communication body bringing together all major forest-related interests. In Finland, the communication programme has been running successfully since 1996. Some 1,400 top-level decision-makers from different sectors of society have participated in the forums.
The Forest Academy for EU Decision-Makers 2018 was funded by the Finnish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, the Swedish Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation and the Finnish Forest Foundation.
Forest Academy 2018 was organised as an intense two-day field course in southern Finland. The programme consisted of seminar sessions, field excursions, discussions and network building. The event language was English.
The programme sketched the big picture from global challenges to hands-on solutions and back. The aim was to present the entire value chain from sustainable wood sourcing and forest management to production, including construction and furniture and the use of wood fibre for such purposes as packaging, textiles, chemicals, design and energy, as well as aspects of sustainability and innovative new products and services. The event equally offered possibilities to share insights with other key decision-makers in EU institutions.
The event was joined by international keynoters. Look into the introductions of the speakers in the speakers’ gallery.
The event was targeted at decision-makers in the EU institutions – especially in the European Parliament and the European Commission. Participants also included representatives from research and development, business, NGO’s, the media, as well as forest- and bioeconomy-related stakeholders.
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