Gerhard Weiss and Alice Ludvig (Austria), University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, and European Forest Institute, email@example.com
Eric Hansen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Anne Toppinen, email@example.com
Erlend Nybakk, Erlend.Nybakk@kristiania.no
Innovation governance, innovation support, innovation policy, institutional innovation, social innovation, new products development, service innovation, new business models, design thinking, consumer-oriented innovation, open innovation, role of innovation systems and networks, sustainability innovations, bio-economy
Innovation in the forest sector is a growing research interest since a bit more than one decade (Rametsteiner and Weiss 2006; Weiss et al. 2011). Various types and aspects of innovation have been tackled – ranging from new goods and services to process, marketing and organisational innovations and institutional and policy aspects. Institutional aspects and the question how to support innovativeness in the sector are a growing interest. Consequently, interdisciplinary views and systemic or integrated models of innovation gain importance in researching innovation. There is also the need to integrate recent developments in innovation research from outside forestry into the sector.
There are growing global economic and ecological challenges for the sector and the rising political awareness gives impetus for innovations (Pätäri et al. 2016). From a sectoral perspective, the emergence of bioeconomy as a paradigm and a highly complex policy area acts as a driver for a renewal of the forest sector business and innovations of different are needed in this renewal process (e.g. Winkel 2017).
This special issue therefore focuses on governance aspects, relating to and bridging business and policy levels. It is interested in empirical research from around the globe and from all relevant business fields, including forest management and operations, timber and non-timber products and ecosystem services and all established and emerging new forest-based value chains. It aims to present the newest approaches to innovation and innovation research and aims to look at innovation in the forest sector from multiple perspectives, including broader aspects of innovation such as the role of forest owners, institutions and consumers, international dimensions of innovation, or the role of sustainability as a driver of innovations.
Publication of Special Issue call: February 1, 2019
Deadline for submission: April 30, 2019
Envisaged publication of SI: February 2020
Related upcoming events
2019-09-10 All day
fi-compass is pleased to announce the upcoming ‘Thematic workshop on Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship’, organised by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (DG EMPL), and the European Investment Bank (EIB), and taking place on 10 September 2019, in Lisbon.
The fi-compass community will have the opportunity to know more about the potential for financial instruments co-financed by the European Social Fund (ESF) to support initiatives and enterprises with measurable social impact.
Details about this workshop will follow soon, and online registrations will open at end of June 2019.
The Portuguese Social Innovation (PSI) Initiative case study, which is the pioneering initiative in this domain, which will be discussed during the workshop, sheds the light on innovative ESF financing instruments that are being implemented during the 2014-2020 programming period in Portugal.
2019-09-24 - 2019-09-26 All day
CAP 2021+: balanced development among the dimensions of rural sustainability
Hosted by Institute of Agriculture Economics and Information Prague
- Deadline for abstract submission: 30 June 2019.
- Notification of acceptance: 15 July 2019.
- Conference: 24-26 September 2019.
- Publication of full papers in Rural Areas and Development, 17(2020): Spring-2020.
Conference email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstracts template: Template.docx
Call text: 17ERDN2019Call.pdf
The main objective of this conference is to advance international knowledge transfer and scientific cooperation in the field of rural development and agriculture. The topic is highly relevant in the context of the current preparation of the new Common Agricultural Politicy (CAP) 2021+.
CAP aims to integrate agricultural and rural development, bringing together various sectors of the rural economy and emphasizing the social and environmental context of the measures´ complexities. It addresses the following common EU priorities: (1) fostering knowledge transfer and innovation in agriculture, forestry and rural areas; (2) enhancing the viability and competitiveness of all types of agriculture and promoting innovative farm technologies and sustainable forest management; (3) promoting food chain organisation, animal welfare and risk management in agriculture; (4) restoring, preserving and enhancing ecosystems related to agriculture and forestry; (5) promoting resource efficiency and supporting the shift toward a low-carbon and climate-resilient economy in the agriculture, food and forestry sectors; and (6) promoting social inclusion, poverty reduction and economic development in rural areas.
This large scope has certain advantages, but also disadvantages. On the one hand, CAP support has the potential to create synergies in rural areas, but, on the other hand, supporting a particular issue can lead to others being disadvantaged. A focus on only economic profit can lead to ecological damage and neglect of the social dimension of rural development. Without economic viability, however, sustainable life in rural areas and care for the environment would not be possible. The conference will focus on these synergies and trade-offs between economic growth, ecological sustainability and social dimensions as well as the role of CAP in balancing support of all of them. The aim is to present the lessons learned from current CAP design and describe future visions of balanced CAP support. CAP strives for synergy between business development, nature conservation and social development. Therefore, the contributions shall be devoted to the relationships between these dimensions of sustainable development.
The main question that shall be discussed at the ERDN Conference 2019
How the future CAP can address and balance the development of three dimensions of the rural sustainability (environmental sustainability, economic growth and social cohesion)?
There are synergies and trade-offs between policy measures, eg. support of some particular field/area can lead to disadvantages of other. The question “How and what will be supported?” is a political decision but one should stress that EU is strongly promoting the evidence-based policy making, where research outcomes are behind implementation of particular policy measures. Considering these drivers, the conference aims to show the pros and cons of CAP and make use of the lessons we can learn from current experience.
Contributions shall focus on the relationship between economics and the environment, the environment and social cohesion as well as between social cohesion and economics.
The topics for the presentation are divided into three sections:
- a) Trade-offs between economic growth and ecological sustainability (section one)
- b) Trade-offs between social cohesion and ecological sustainability (section two)
- c) Trade-offs between economic growth and social cohesion (section three).
Submission of abstracts
Abstracts should be between 200 and 900 words in length and should be sent to: email@example.com. Each abstract will be double-blind peer reviewed for inclusion in the conference programme by members of the conference Scientific Board.
Abstracts template: Template.docx
All speakers will have an oral presentation of up to 15 minutes which can be accompanied by slides in PowerPoint® format. The conference will be held in English without translation facilities. During the conference we will discuss all of them, agree and prepare a policy brief.
There is no conference fee but participants are expected to pay their own hotel accommodation costs.
The conference will take place in Hotel Academia Velké Bílovice (more information about accommodation possibilities soon)!
Scientific and Organizing Committees
- Agnieszka Baer-Nawrocka, Poznan University of Life Sciences, Poland
- Szabolcs Biró, Research Institute of Agricultural Economics, Hungary
- Paweł Chmieliński, European Rural Development Network and IAFE-NRI, Poland
- Wawrzyniec Czubak, Poznan University of Life Sciences, Poland
- Andrew Fieldsend, Research Institute of Agricultural Economics, Hungary
- Róbert Garay , Research Institute of Agricultural Economics, Hungary
- Tomáš Hlavsa, Institute of Agricultural Economics and Information, Czech Republic
- Ewa Kiryluk-Dryjska, Poznan University of Life Sciences, Poland
- Andrzej Kowalski, Institute of Agricultural and Food Economics – National Research Institute IAFE-NRI, Poland
- Vladimir Szekely, Academy of Sciences, Slovakia
- Marie Štolbová, Institute of Agricultural Economics and Information, Czech Republic
- Marie Trantinová, Institute of Agricultural Economics and Information, Czech Republic
- Monica Tudor, Academy of Sciences, Institute of Agricultural Economics, Romania
- Klaus Wagner, Federal Institute of Agricultural Economics, Austria
- Barbara Wieliczko, Institute of Agricultural and Food Economics – National Research Institute, Poland
- Marek Wigier, Institute of Agricultural and Food Economics – National Research Institute, Poland
- Dan Marius Voicilas, Academy of Sciences, Institute of Agricultural Economics, Romania
Organizing Committee (Institute of Agricultural Economics and Information – IAEI):
- Tomáš Hlavsa
- Ondřej Chaloupka
- Marta Mrnuštík Konečná
- Marie Šimpachová Pechrová
- Marie Trantinová
- Edita Turková
Marie Trantinová, Tomáš Hlavsa
Institute of Agricultural Economics and Information Prague
120 00 Prague, Czech Republic
Tel: +420 736 484 232 (Marie Trantinová), +420 776 349 412 (Tomáš Hlavsa)
Conference email: firstname.lastname@example.org