Four Project partners and six associated partners took part of the Project.
Swedish Forest Agency (project leader)
The mission of the Swedish Forest Agency is to work for a sustainable utilisation of the Swedish forests according to the guidelines given by the Parliament and the Government. In this project the Swedish Forest Agency is the lead beneficiary coordinating the different project activities and responsible for the reporting to EU.
Forest Owners Association of Lithuania
The main purposes and activities of the Association are: to represent forest owners interests in the Government and other institutions, to have influence upon legal acts, to consult forest owners and to organize courses for them, to support co-operation among forest owners and co-operate with representative organizations of landowners in foreign countries.
Regional Directorate of State Forest Gdansk, Poland
The State Forests National Forest Holding is an organisation protecting, utilizing, and shaping Poland's forests for over eighty years. It manages publicly owned forests on behalf of the Polish State Treasury. Their area exceeds 7.5 million hectares. A staff of experienced, professional foresters guarantee that next generations of Poles will be able to make use of all the benefits which forests provide to a not lesser degree than they do today.
High Competence Network (HCN), Germany
The research association HCN e.V. represents an innovative network for companies, research institutions and public authorities, focused on a sustainable integration and application of research and development results.
HCN e.V. - stakeholders on all levels and in all fields contribute to identify and to connect prospects concerning regional development, sustainability and technology transfer.
Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, Kaliningrad, (Russia) The University strives to become the most European of all Russian universities, aiming at the highest Russian-European mobility rate. The academics of the University carry out research in 35 fields of science. The University has 5 research institutions: the Baltic Institute for Advanced Studies and Education (BaltMION), the Institute of the Baltic region, I. Kant Institute, the Institute of the Russian Language and Culture, and the Institute of Mathematical Modelling. These institutions carry out research in the framework of various research programmes of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, international programmes and есоnomic contracts.
Wood Centre Foundation (Träcentrum) Nässjö (Sweden)
Nässjö Wood centre Foundation is placed in Småland in the heart of the wood industry of Sweden. The idea behind the wood centre is based on cooperation between actors sharing their branch competence. Focus is on business-, products- and production development. Within these fields Wood Centre Foundation Nässjö arrange development projects and education. Marketing and networking are keywords.
SODRA Forest Owners Economic Association (Sweden)In Södra's world everything starts with the forest. The forest provides the constant supply of raw materials and is the essential requirement for Södra's many different operations.
More than 51,000 forest owners in southern Sweden are members of the economic association that is Södra. They own just over half of all privately owned forest in the area, as well as a group of companies that are successful in both Swedish and international markets. This gives them a market for their raw materials from the forest and at the same time provides the foundation for profitable forestry.
The Group's four business areas produce sawn and planed timber goods, interior products, paper pulp and biofuel. In recent years Södra has also become such a large producer of electricity that the group now produces more electricity than it uses.
European Network of Forest Entrepreneurs, ENFE (Germany) The European Network of Forest Entrepreneurs will enable and encourage information dissemination between members within the Network, and between the Network and opinion formers in Europe, to enable co-ordination of actions necessary for the economic development of SMEs in European Forestry.Confederation of European Forest Owners, CEPF (Belgium) The Confederation of European Forest Owners (CEPF) is the umbrella association of national forest owner organisations in the European Union. It works as the representative of family forestry in Europe, by promoting the values of private property ownership. CEPF's mission is to assist and strengthen an economically viable, socially beneficial, culturally valuable and ecologically responsible sustainable management of private forests. CEPF serves the interests of the approximately 16 million forest owners. They are private individuals and families who take care of more than half of the forest area of the European Union.
Forestry Association of Mecklenburg–Vorpommern (Germany)
In October 2003 thirteen associations of forest companies und three private forest owners united to Forestry Association Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (FA MV). Meanwhile, the FA MV has 21 members. Their total area is now about 23.988 hectares. The annual wood impact volume increased to approx. 90,000 cubic meters.