Project: Social perceptions of the forest-based sector and its products towards sustainable society

Over the last few decades, crucial changes have taken place in the views and demands on forests by society at large with the increase in environmental awareness and at the urge to re-orient societies towards ‘sustainable’, ‘green’ and/or ‘bio-based’ economies. the sector’s actual contribution, however, is dependent on policymakers as well as on European citizens and how they perceive, accepts and promote forest-based products and the activities carried out to produce these products. Innovative and cost-efficient ways for communicating the relevance of the European forest-based sector and its products for a sustainable bio-economy towards stakeholders will be demonstrated. this should achieve a general raise in public awareness of the role of biomass and forest-based products towards a sustainable society.

Acronym W3B – Wood Believe (Reference Number: n/a)
Duration 01/02/2014 - 30/06/2017
Project Topic Forest production, resource management and logistics
Project Results
(after finalisation)
N/A (project still running)
Website visit project website
Network WoodWisdom-Net+
Call WW-NET+ Call for Proposals

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Kompetenzzentrum Holz GmbH Coordinator Austria
2 University of Helsinki Partner Finland
3 UNIQUE forestry and land use GmbH Partner Germany
4 University of Ljubljana Partner Slovenia
5 University of Primorska Partner Slovenia
6 Verband der Deutschen Werkstoffindustrie e.V Partner Germany
7 Fachverband der Holzindustrie Österreichs Partner Austria
8 Österreichische Bundesforste Partner Austria
9 Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners Partner Finland
10 Suomen Sahat – Finnish Sawmillers Association Partner Finland
11 European Network of Forest Entrepreneurs Partner Germany
12 Arbeitsgemeinschaft Rohholzverbraucher e.V. Partner Germany
13 Arbeitsgemeinschaft Deutscher Waldbesitzerverbände e.V., Partner Germany