The IUFRO World Congress 2024 proudly welcomes Nordic Forest Research (SNS) as a key partner, signifying a strategic collaboration to advance forest research and global knowledge exchange.
“We are happy to sign up as a partner. Our mission aligns seamlessly with the Congress’s objectives of fostering collaboration, knowledge sharing, and sustainable forestry practices”, says Jonas Rönnberg, Head of the SNS Secretariat.
SNS is a cooperating body, under the auspices of the Nordic Council of Ministers, and connects forest researchers across the Nordic region, providing a platform for networking, knowledge exchange, and collaborative idea development. SNS also facilitates research into policy-making processes.
The shared values and similarities among Nordic countries in terms of nature, people, and policies make this collaboration highly beneficial, reinforcing the region’s crucial role in the European forest sector.
The partnership with SNS emphasises the importance of collaboration in the small yet significant realm of European forestry. SNS not only seeks to facilitate interactions among Nordic researchers but also aims to bridge connections with counterparts worldwide, enhancing global collaboration in forest research.
“The shared values and similarities among Nordic countries in terms of nature, people, and policies make this collaboration highly beneficial, reinforcing the region’s crucial role in European forestry”, says Jonas Rönnberg.
At the Congress, SNS will have their booth and among multiple activities during the week offer a Matchmaking day for PhD’s and young researchers in the Nordic forest sector.
“We want to give young researchers a fair chance to form a broad professional network as a basis for their coming careers. We need to encourage cross-sectoral exchange, says Jonas Rönnberg.
Expressing enthusiasm about this collaboration, Fredrik Ingemarson, Chair of the Organizing Comittee, remarked, “We are delighted to welcome Nordic Forest Research as a valued partner. Their commitment to fostering collaboration and sharing knowledge resonates with the core values of the IUFRO World Congress 2024.”
As the Congress continues to garner support, this partnership adds a valuable dimension, strengthening the global network of forest researchers and reinforcing the Congress’s role as a pivotal event in shaping the future of forest research and development.
The IUFRO World Congress 2024 has received significant support from various partners, including Formas, one of Sweden’s largest research councils, providing substantial financial backing and contributing to the development of the Public Sweden Platform. Additionally, strong governmental support from the Nordic and Baltic countries, as well as other stakeholders like major universities, emphasizes the broad collaboration and shared commitment to showcasing and discussing forest research for sustainable development.