We are bringing together the most diverse minds and perspectives, to find solutions that enhance the EU forests and forest-based sector contribution to the climate neutrality beyond the project lifetime.
ForestNavigator engages in three stakeholder engagement activities through its Policy Steering Committee, the Stakeholder Board, and the EU forest Policy Modelling Forum.
Policy Steering Committee
The Policy Steering Committee (PSC) brings together EU-level and national policy makers and agencies relevant for ForestNavigator:
To advise the ForestNavigator Consortium to maximize policy relevance of the project outputs;
To provide regular updates on the evolution of policy context at EU level and in the national case studies during the project lifetime, and;
To provide feedback on scenario assumptions and project results, the policy options considered, and the design of the ForestNavigator Portal.
Nicolas Roberts, PhD
Expert bioeconomy and Forest
European Environment Agency – Denmark
Johannes Schuler, PhD
European Commission, DG-CLIMA – Belgium
European Commission, DG Environment – Belgium
Climate and bioenergy specialist
Swedish – Forest Agency
Head of Office DIFOR II – National and International Forest Policies
Ministry of agriculture, food sovereignty and forests – Italy
Tomáš Krejzar, PhD
Director of Department of Forest Policy and Economics
Ministry of Agriculture – Czech Republic
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine – Ireland
Over the duration of the project, ForestNavigator is organizing thematic stakeholder engagement workshops with actors from various fields: policy makers, forest owners and managers, business and industries, NGOS and civil society, national policy implementation agencies, environmental and socio-cultural organisations, and researchers.
Stakeholders are involved in the discussion of forest management strategies, the design of tools and pathways, and their social and political acceptability. Stakeholders also have the widest possible access to results through the ForestNavigator portal.
University of Padova – TeSAF Dept.
Elizabeth Ashley Steel
Rebecka McCarthy Tune
EU Policy Modelling Forum
The Policy Modelling Forum is an open meeting place for forest modellers and policy makers. The EU PMF objectives are to:
Shorten the policy cycle;
Discuss policy questions and corresponding modelling needs;
Build capacity and accelerate the development and use of tools in national and EU consistent and sustainable forest pathways;
Be a long-lasting collaboration beyond the project’s lifetime.