EUFORE European stakeholder workshop, 13 December 2023

Designing the future of European forest research

EUFORE European stakeholder workshop, 13 December 2023, Brussels


Co-creating the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda for forest-related research

Target audience

European-level stakeholders from Industry & Business, Research, Civil Society and Governance & Regulators.


This is the first of four European-level stakeholder workshops, organised by the EU project EUFORE. EUFORE supports the establishment of a European Partnership on Forests and Forestry, by developing a Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA), co-created with stakeholders.

This workshop contributes to the co-creation of the SRIA, which focuses on 4 main thematic areas: “Forest ecology”, “Forest management”, “Forest and wood products” and “Social aspects and policy”.

Six regional workshops are being held across the autumn, to discuss with regional stakeholders what they see as the most important future research and innovation topics within these themes. We will also distribute a stakeholder survey across Europe, to capture more opinions and priorities. These contributions will be used by our Thematic Working Groups, which will start to draft the SRIA.

The first initial results of this process will be available in December 2023. At this workshop in Brussels, we hope you can bring your European-level perspective to help us co-create and iterate the research and innovation priorities further. 

Our programme runs from 09:00 to 15:00. Lunch and coffee are included.

  • Introductions and welcome
  • What are the current status and trends in European forest-based research and innovation?
  • (Findings from the EUFORE project, WP1)
  • What are the societal perceptions and policy framework of the European forest-based sector?
  • (Findings from the EUFORE project, WP2)
  • What is the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA), and how does it link to the European Partnership process?
  • World café on elements of the partnership development
  • Conclusions and the next steps


The workshop takes place at the Royal Palace Brussels. More information and how to get there:


How to register

This workshop is by invitation only.

However, if you are interested in being involved in the co-creation of the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) for the forestry sector and would like to participate in the workshop, please contact us at and let us know more about you. You can first read more about the ways to get involved in EUFORE on our website.

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