Registration open - Solutions for Wood Mobilisation in Europe

12-13 October 2017 - Final Conference of the SIMWOOD project in Paris

  • Lessons learned from SIMWOOD pilot projects and Regional Learning Labs
  • Experiences shared by SMEs
  • Demonstration of tools and products to support wood mobilisation
  • Panel discussion with forest practitioners, policy makers and researchers
Register for the SIMWOOD final conference here


Forests are a major natural resource, covering 159 million hectares or 37% of Europe's land area (Eurostat 2013). They have multiple ecological, economic and social functions - preserving diverse landscapes, ecosystems, natural cycles and biological diversity and providing a multitude of forest products, employment and services.

Forecasts for the coming decades predict an increasing demand for wood - wood energy plays a critical role in Europe’s future renewable energy supply and the achievement of climate protection objectives.

How can we ensure we meet this demand?

There is lots of unused wood potential in European forests. Most of this is 'locked' in forests that belong to an estimated 16 million private forest owners.

The SIMWOOD project aims to mobilise these owners, promote collaborative forest management and ensure sustainable forest functions.

Find out more about the project, its objectives and the project partners.

Read the latest issue of our project newsletter: Issue 7 - February 2017

  • Focus on Alentejo
  • Focus on Catalonia
  • Catch up on the regional news and events
SIMWOOD newsletter issue 7 


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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 613762.