This issue summarizes the Sumforest Foresight workshop in Brussels in December 2014, where Sumforest partners met stakeholders and researchers to elucidate the top 10 most urgent research topics in multifunctional forestry to be solved within the next years.
The COST-Action Orchestra aims at analyzing current Europe wide forest policy targets and measures for an integrated policy analyses and evaluation. 28 European countries are registered and thereby most of Europe is covered by this action.
The third article in this issue gives an overview of the current state of bioeconomy in Europe. Facts, obstacles and opportunities are well summarized.
Further, the Greek forests and forestry are highlighted together with their opportunites and the importance of scientific collaboration with other European countries.