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Issue #2
July 2019

Mapping innovation across Europe

A map of innovative ways in which forests are being employed and managed to provide benefits to people has been launched by the SINCERE project.

The map is based on an Inventory of Innovative Mechanisms (IM) produced by partners in the project, which highlights good practices at a European scale that could be replicable elsewhere. Openly available on the SINCERE website, the map allows the user to view a multiplicity of cases obtained by consulting publicly available information, and subsequently integrated and confirmed by experts (validated) in many cases.

The Inventory of Innovative Mechanisms has been established to provide information for landowners and managers who are increasingly encouraged to manage their forests to deliver forest ecosystem services.

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Second round of stakeholder meetings

Input from stakeholders is a vital ingredient in the development of the SINCERE Innovation Actions. The second series of meetings took place in Spring 2019. Some groups opted to narrow the focus of the discussion to deal with specifics while others expanded the reach and scope to include more stakeholders. As all SINCERE Innovation Actions are at very different stages, the meetings are tailored specifically to meet the exact needs of the case study at that moment. Later in the year, Innovation Action leaders will share experiences to ensure cross-fertilisation continues, another important component of the project.
Read the meeting reports from the regions

Upcoming events: project review and general assembly

To ensure most effective use of public funds, Horizon 2020 projects are rigorously monitored by the donor, the European Commission. Partners in SINCERE are now reporting on the first 18 months of the project and will meet with the Commission's project officer in September for a day of presentations and questions on the project's achievements to date and next steps.

Then the whole consortium meets at the end of the year to review work done and plan the next phase of the project. The third SINCERE General Assembly takes place in Castelfranco Veneto, Italy, on 11-12 December.
Pro-active management of forests to combat climate change-driven risks workshop. Istanbul, Turkey, 3-4 September 2019
EFI Annual Conference 2019 Aberdeen, UK, 18-20 September 2019
Society for Ecological Restoration 8th World Conference on Ecological Restoration Cape Town, South Africa, 24-28 September 2019
International Union of Forest Research Organisations 25th World Congress 2019 Curitiba, Brazil, 29 September – 5 October 2019
Koli Forum 2019 – Wealth, health and wellbeing from Nordic forests Koli National Park, Finland, 9-10 October 2019
Ecosystem Services Partnership World Conference 2019 Hanover, Germany,
21-25 October 2019
Stakeholders' play key role in Finnish Innovation Action
Mats Lindfors, responsible for toursim in Kuusamo and Ruka, Finland, explains the importance of forests for nature tourism in Finland and how stakeholder collaboration in the SINCERE project is making a difference. Watch now!

Meet the partners  
Martina Jurjević 

Chief ranger at Public Institution Nature Park Medvednica, Croatia
“The survival of mankind depends on nature and a healthy environment, with forests having a big role in the process’”
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Why do payments for watershed services emerge? A cross-country analysis of adoption contexts

What's new in Forest Ecosystem Services?

CIFOR, April 2019. Collaborative monitoring from the get-go.
Council of the EU, April 2019. Review of the EU Forest Strategy: Council conclusions.
European Commission, April 2019. Conference: Our Forests, Our Future. Outcomes.
IUCN, May 2019. From helplessness to hope through restoration.
FERN, June 2019. EU Forests of Hope: How community restoration and management of forests can help meet climate goals.
Bastin et al., July 2019. The global tree restoration potential.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 773702.
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