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The INCREDIBLE Final Conference, taking place online on 15 and 16 April 2021, will explore and celebrate the outcomes of the project with a special emphasis on the flagship initiatives and important achievements of each Interregional Innovation Networks (iNets). This virtual event will also present the innovations that have originated from the project activities, displaying the strength of lasting partnerships formed throughout the project’s life. The conference will also give special attention to the importance of making Non-wood forest products (NWFPs) visible into EU thematic networks.
The online event is addressed to EU, national, regional and local stakeholders in NWFP value chains. In particular, we welcome associations of forest owners, producers and processors, consumer organisations, industries, NGOs, public institutions, etc.
During the session 2 (15 April at 15:25 CEST) will take place the INCREDIBLE knowledge contest. Six finalists are competing for the INCREDIBLE knowledge contest and you can help them win! Check out their factsheets below and start choosing your favourite one.
Session 1. INCREDIBLE Achievements: policy recommendations and key project outcomes
The session will explore main INCREDIBLE knowledge-to-practice outputs including: policy recommendations at the EU, national and local levels developed through the INCREDIBLE policy forum and NWFP flagship initiatives deployed in the project. The session is concluded with a virtual round table to discuss the creation of a NWFP observatory for the Mediterranean area, as to solidify networks strengthened through the project and concretise the important role of NWFP within the Mediterranean policy agenda.
Opening: welcome & introductory statements
Introductory keynote presentation
Policy recommendations on NWFP
Innovation in NWFP thematic networks: highlights
Round table and debate: towards a NWFP observatory for the Mediterranean area
Conclusions of Session 1
Session 2. INCREDIBLE Innovation festival
This session will showcase the knowledge-to-action innovation cases compiled and gathered in the project Knowledge repository for Non-Wood Forest Products, will present the six finalists of the INCREDIBLE knowledge contest, participants will vote to select winner, and you will learn the trajectory of the entrepreneurs that received the support of the INCREDIBLE acceleration service in February 2020.
Knowledge exchange: the Knowledge repository for Non-Wood Forest Products
INCREDIBLE knowledge contest: presentation of the seven finalists, voting and winner announcement
Open innovation to establish NWFP businesses: legacy of the INCREDIBLE open innovation challenge, followed by Debate: how to support entrepreneurship and the uptake of innovation in NWFP sectors?
Conclusions of Session 2
Optional: breakout rooms in Zoom available for direct exchanges with the available entrepreneurs having participated in acceleration service and finalists of the knowledge contest
Session 3. The role of forests in EU Thematic networks: exploring lessons learnt
A high-level discussion with EU representatives and linked thematic network projects about the future of forestry-based thematic networks and operational groups in the next EU programming period.
Keynote presentation: new repository on thematic networks and future calls (tentative)
Keynote presentation: non-wood forest products: the Portuguese context
Round table and debate: forest thematic networks - lessons learnt
Conclusions of Session 3 and End of Final Conference
Join the INCREDIBLE Final Conference and help us boost the role of NWFP in Europe's green economy.
In collaboration with the Bioregions Facility.