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Final conference of the EU project SIMWOOD

Paris (France). From October 12 to 13, 2017, the members of the EU research project SIMWOOD will present their findings of four years of region-based research action and trans-European cooperation at a final conference in Paris, France. The SIMWOOD project aims to increase the mobilisation of wood from forests and woodlands in Europe. The project reaches out to stakeholders and regional initiatives with the aim of engaging and mobilising forest owners and practitioners, promoting collaborative forest management and ensuring sustainable forest functions.

Europe has more than 117 million hectares of forest, but the sustainable utilisation especially in privately owned woods falls short of its potential. In response, the EU project SIMWOOD (Sustainable Innovative Mobilisation of Wood) was launched with the aim of promoting a more efficient use of the available supply of wood and bolster Europe's forestry and wood industry.

Special highlights for a wide-ranging, international audience

At the SIMWOOD final conference, the partners (11 SMEs, 15 research organisations, JRC and BayFOR) will present their research results and discuss solutions for wood mobilisation in Europe. Special highlights are:

  • Lessons learned from the SIMWOOD pilot projects and regional learning labs
  • Experiences shared by participating SMEs
  • Demonstration of tools and products developed to support wood mobilisation
  • Panel discussions with forest practitioners, policy makers and researchers

Presentations and discussions will be delivered in English. However, the diversity of the partners involved in SIMWOOD will make it possible to discuss individual results and experiences in French, German, Spanish, Portuguese etc.

Regional, national and European stakeholders interested in wood mobilisation are very welcome to the SIMWOOD final conference. The programme is designed to address both forest practitioners (forest managers, entrepreneurs, wood suppliers etc.) and policy-makers.

12 October 2017, from 1:30 pm to 6 pm
13 October 2017, from 9 am to 5 pm

Venue: Ecole des Ingénieurs de la Ville de Paris, 80 Rue Rebeval,
75-019 Paris, France

Conference Fee:
The conference fee includes catering (conference dinner, coffee breaks, lunch). Participants will get an invoice after registration. Please note Article 4 of our terms and conditions. All prices are net prices, stated in Euro, and are excluding the statutory VAT. (Your VAT registration number will be requested after registration by e-mail.)

Participation fee for SIMWOOD consortial partners: 60 EUR
Participation fee for external participants: 110 EUR

Registration ist closed.
Deadline for registration was September 15, 2017 (15.09.2017).

Final programme: PDF

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For further information please visit

SIMWOOD project coordinator
Roland Schreiber
Bavarian State Institute of Forestry
Hans-Carl-von-Carlowitz-Platz 1
D-85354 Freising
Phone: +49-(0)8161-715123
Fax: +49-(0)8161-715132


Local contact point in France
Morgan Vuillermoz
10 rue Galilée
F-77420 Champs sur Marne
Phone: +33-(0)172 84 97 62

EU flag This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 613762.

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