Joint research activities and joint calls
The overall objective of WP 5 is to facilitate the implementation of joint research activities dealing with the understanding of sustainable forest management and multifunctional forestry and to secure a long lasting cooperation in and coordination of forest related research. Based on the analysis and agreed common strategic activities from WP2 and WP4, relevant activities will be defined and facilitated by developing guidelines, handbooks, agreement templates, best practice advice etc..
Furthermore, two calls for joint research projects, one with the participation of Russia, are foreseen, and this work package deals with setting up the call office, developing the call procedure, handling all administrative issues around the calls, provide overall support for applicants including necessary forms and templates.
Some of the proposed activities are considered to lay the ground for long-term cooperation. A task force will be established within the consortium including external experts screening new opportunities for collaboration and coordination on a European level. This task force will stay active after the official end of SUMFOREST and will also be responsible for the follow up of the research projects selected for funding.
WP Leader: BLE