Hardwoods are good

- supporting entrepreneurs -


Hardwood products are beautiful, renewable and sustainable. This project intends to gather and support people involved in hardwood production - from cutting to the ready bookshelf.                

Hardwoods are good – supporting entrepreneurs of the forestry hardwood chain in the South Baltic Region was a project funded by the South Baltic programme of the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The project focused on improving the forestry based hardwood chain and to set up a permanent network for hardwood related topics. Focus was on oak, beech, ash and birch.

Partners and associated organizations from five countries took part in the project. The target groups were the main actors in the forestry hardwood chain – the small and medium sized entrepreneurs in wood production, timber harvesting and processing.

The project was running from Feb. 2010 to Feb. 2013 and had an overall budget of 1.2 million €. 



Swedish Forest Agency (Lead Beneficiary), Forest Owners Association in Lithuania, Regional Directorate of State Forests in Gdansk, High Competence Network, Wismar

Associated Organisations
Immanuel Kant University Kaliningrad, Wood Centre Foundation Nässjö, Södra Forest Owner Economic Association Sweden, European Network of Forest Entrepreneurs (ENFE), Confederation of European Forest Owners (CEPF), Forest Association Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Project leader
Gunilla Oleskog, Box 6, 243 21 Höör, Phone +46-413-29461