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Strengthening of the local stakeholder group of the BIO4ECO Interreg Project in Catalonia in order to help with the bioenergy transition

The BIO4ECO Project, led by the CTFC and the Department of Agriculture, will lay the foundation for future integrated strategies and programs for bioenergy Increasing the share of renewable energy in the overall energy mix and taking into account the bioeconomy in all planning and decision making are key...
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The scientific link between Canada and Catalonia strengthens

Forestry scientists from Canada and Catalonia have been working together over the last three years in the framework of the Newforests project, which has focused on the international exchange of knowledge. About to finish the project, principal investigators from the institutions taking part have met in Montreal to explore...
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HERBARTIS project’s transnational mobility took place in Haute Provence (France)

From the 23rd to the 27th January 2017 the project HERBARTIS: Adult Training on Handicraft Production of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants experienced its second “transnational mobility” in Haute Provence region (France). The project, approved by European Commission under the Community program 2014-2020 (KA2 “Strategic Partnerships” action), is dedicated to...
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Wildfire risk management challenges posed by global change

Forest fires of Pedrógão Grande (Portugal) with more than 60 fatalities shows how complex are becoming the wildfire risk management under the global change context. Additionally to the vegetation growth induced by rural depopulation and natural forest and plantations expansion, extreme and recurrent weather events reinforced by the climate...
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ERASMUS + HERBARTIS PROJECT: TWO DAYS FOR THE FINAL SEMINAR AND THE TRANSNATIONAL MEETING IN SPAIN

The project Herbartis has come to an end: the final seminar will be held in Barcelona, Spain, next June 27th. All the participants, ADCMoura from Portugal, CTFC from Spain, Terre dei Savoia and CREA from Italy and UESS from France, will meet for the last time at the facilities...
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Experts around the world are working together on fire management and biodiversity conservation

Throughout the week, a group of scientists from different disciplines are gathering in Solsona to share different types of data, models and tools to address biodiversity conservation challenges. This knowledge exchaneg will help decision makers with the management of fire-prone ecosystems.  Solsona, 12 June 2017. Participants of the workshop,...
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Herbartis project: Piedmontese and Ligurian enterprises open their door to foreign students

About 25 entrepreneurs and students coming from France, Spain, Portugal and Italy joined the “transnational mobility” that took place in Liguria and Piedmont (Italy) from April 10th to April 14th, promoted by the Association Terre dei Savoia and CREA. The mobility is part of “HERBARTIS – Adult Training on...
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Herbartis project’s first transnational mobility took place in Alentejo (Portugal)

From the 14th to the 18th November 2016 Alentejo region (Portugal) hosted the first appointment of the transnational mobility of the project HERBARTIS: Adult Training on Handicraft Production of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants”. The project, approved by European Commission under the Community program 2014-2020 (KA2 “Strategic Partnerships” action), is...
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Agents from the Turkish agroforestry sector visit Catalonia to meet black truffle and aromatic and medicinal plants companies and plantations

This week a group of Turkish officials, businessmen, associations, NGOs and universities visited Catalonia under the TRUMAP project, co-financed by the European Union and the Turkish government, and led by the CTFC from the Catalan side. During these days, they have visited mycorrhizal oak plantations for the production of...
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The role of forests within regional and national low carbon and bioeconomy strategies and programmes, under discussion in Bulgaria

From 8 to 10 November, Interreg Europe BIO4ECO project partners will meet in Bansko (Bulgaria) to discuss the role of forests in reducing carbon emissions and in the bioeconomy. The meeting has been organized by the Bulgarian Ministry of Agriculture and Food, through the Executive Forest Agency. During the...
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Turkish forest officers visit Spain looking for collaboration against the Dry Cone Syndrome

During the last week of September, a group of experts in forest protection from the Turkish Forest Department visited Spain, aiming for knowledge exchange about the crisis of the pine nut sector in both countries caused by the pest Leptoglossus occidentalis. The American Leptoglossus bug had been accidentally introduced...
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Compilation of technical publications on Sustainable Forest Management: planting and broadleaved species

The area of Sustainable Forest Management, provides the general public with a set of technical publications, produced in the framework of two European projects, Poctefa PIRINOBLE and FP7 SUSTAFFOR, coordinated from the Forest Sciences Centre of Catalonia (CTFC) in the last years: Guide “Soil conditioners and groundcovers for sustainable and...
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The European Mycological Institute held its first Assembly in Zaragoza

On 27 July, the first Assembly of the European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation “European Mycological Institute” (EGTC-EMI) was held at the headquarters of the Government of Aragón in Zaragoza. Founders of the EGTC-EMI are the Chamber of Agriculture of the Dordogne (Périgord, France), the Forest Sciences Centre of Catalonia,...
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