European path of Bosnia and Herzegovina will be easily achievable with the realization of European projects, reports Kupres based public company for forest management of Herzeg-Bosnian County. Following the successful cooperation with the Croatian Wood Cluster, a joint study visit to Austria is undertaken, during which numerous meetings are pointed and quality project ideas exchange is expected, with Department of Forestry of the Styrian Chamber of Agriculture, the Austrian State Forests, Forestry Association, Styrian Holzcluster and one of the largest Austrian forest owners and wood processors, Mayr Melnhof.

Croatian MEP Marijana Petir, Marijan Kavran, director of the Croatian Wood Cluster and professor Ivica Tikvić, Professor at the Faculty of Forestry, University of Zagreb were speakers at the press conference held yesterday on September 19 at the Westin Hotel in Zagreb. Main topics were the model of cascading use of wood adopted in July by the European Commission, the need for greater evaluation of Croatian forests in the latest EU climate policy package and the occurrence of bark beetles that endangers almost 30% of the forests in Gorski Kotar.

The press conference in the presence of Marijana Petir, MEP, Marijan Kavran, director of the Croatian Wood Cluster and Ivica Tikvić, professor at the Faculty of Forestry will be held  on Monday, September 19th, at 11 am in the Westin Hotel. In the introduction Croatian MEP Marijana Petir will present her standpoints regarding better evaluation of the forests in Croatia in relation to European policies to mitigate climate changes.

Representatives of the Croatian Wood Cluster participated at the first conference “The Wood Industry and Forestry of Serbia”, which was held on 7th and 8th April 2016 in Vrnjacka Banja, organized by the Faculty of Forestry University of Belgrade.

Croatian Wood Cluster organized the 4th Regional Conference of Private Forest Owners of South Eastern Europe, which was held in Bjelovar on April 1st, as part of the 19th International Spring Bjelovar Fair. The conference was opened by the Minister of Agriculture, professor Davor Romic, PhD, and the opening ceremony was attended by a range of distinguished guests, including deputy minister Ivica Francetic, Bjelovar County Prefect Damir Bajs, President of the Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture Branko Hrg, deputy mayor of Bjelovar Jasna Visnjevic, Ambassador of the Republic of Macedonia to the Republic of Croatia, Daniela Karagjozoska, envoy of the Croatian Parliament President Franjo Lucic and many others.

Entering the Industrial Strategy is a big boost for the sector to work even better, to strengthen its domestic and international competitiveness and to meet the required criteria and objectives set out in the Strategy. In recent years, and especially during 2014, sectoral indicators have been truly encouraging. The wood industry has achieved a growth in exports 21 percent over […]

The lobbying activities of the wood processing sector and forestry in Croatia were very intense last year. From this point of view, the Cluster was one of the most active operators in the field. Following a thematic session of the Croatian Parliament, the wood industry launched a series of initiatives and events that drew the attention of politicians and decision makers to crucial […]

Here are the following proposals of measures that the Croatian Wood Cluster has repeatedly emphasized: 1. Substitution of vertical supports by new programs intended for the wood industry; It is necessary to implement special programs for the wood industry: Energy effi ciency of wooden products / windows and pellets as a means of incentives; Support for the timber industry […]

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