Mapping Research Programmes and Capacities
The Workpackage 2 will collect information on major on-going research programmes, activities and research groups in EU. This also will include information on mobility programmes and capacities relevant to sustainable forest management and multifunctional use of forest resources. The objective is to display the research landscape and provide basis for strength and weakness analyses as well as need , suitability and potential for strategic transnational actions.
The workpackage objectives will be met by two tasks: T.2.1 Developing a comprehensive method for mapping forest research initiatives and transnational cooperation and T.2.2. Mapping and characterisation of existing forest research capacities and major on-going research.
Task 2.1. will study differences in areas and themes between national research projects and those with transnational collaboration. With input from workpackage 3 also national, regional and EU/global level forest related policies and priorities, the need for supporting ongoing or start new transnational research collaboration will be identified.
Task 2.2 will provide state-of-art descriptions of relevant major national and transnational research programmes, mobility programmes, actors (e.g. responsible ministries, relevant research institutions, etc.) and capacities (e.g. large scale research facilities, long term experimental plots, databases, etc.) through a survey. The survey serve as a basis for a workshop on current transnational research needs with representative leaders of EU research institutions.
WP Leader: FORMAS