Task 6.1 – Russia and Eastern partnership countries (Task Leader: EFI)
Already established relationships from SUMFOREST partners to Russia and Eastern Partnership countries will be screened and synergies elaborated. Targeted meetings and workshops to agree on common research priorities between EU countries, Russia and EU Eastern Partnership countries will be organized. A document identifying the main forest research capacities in Russia and at least in Ukraine and Belarus will be developed. A topic finding workshop dedicated to joint EU-Russian cooperation will be organized.
The results will serve as a basis for the Joint EU-Russia Pilot Call for research proposals.
Task 6.2 – Link to FORESTERRA (Task Leader: MIPAAF)
Synergies, gaps and overlaps in strategies and priorities between SUMFOREST and FORESTERRA will be analysed and a plan of joint activities, including joint workshops, training and researcher exchange programmes, will be established. As an example: an annual plan for short-medium term exchanges of researchers, sharing facilities, transfer of knowledge could be set up based on common priorities, mobilizing smaller funds than those required by collaborative joint research projects.
The results of this WP will also contribute to the mapping exercise undertaken in WP 2 and WP 3.
WP Leader: IBL
Report to Task 6.1: D6.1 – Research Capacities in the Russia-Eastern Partnership countries
Report to Task 6:2 D6.2 Synthesis report SUMFOREST – FORESTERRA
Report to Task 6.1: D6.3 EU-Russian-Eastern Partnership Research Priorities