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.

Croatian Wood Cluster has developed a proposal for measures to Prime Minister Oreskovic in which appeals to the Government to determine the forest-based industries as a strategic area in which to apply relevant European policies and circular economy principles. Cluster commented on the contribution of past government policies, but it considers that the key measures […]


Sunday, 09 August 2015

In order to distribute information about the activities of the Cluster and the sectoral events to the target groups, apart from the above mentioned communication channels, various web platforms are besides other communication tools. The Cluster has chosen a multiple access with several separate websites that are thematically related to certain events or campaigns. Due to the complexity of our […]

Expert studies: Members get more

Sunday, 09 August 2015

The more than ten years of experience of professional services and external associates of the Cluster, regular contacts with a number of national, regional, European and international sectoral institutions, as well as with the representatives of state administration, represent a foundation for the preparation of high quality professional thematic studies. The Croatian Wood Cluster prepares custom-made studies for its members, non-members, […]

Cluster issues its own journals

Sunday, 09 August 2015

In cooperation with its partner company, the Centre for Development and Marketing, the Cluster is a co-editor of two professional magazines – “Wood and furniture” and “Private forests”, which deal with sectoral issues and affi rm forest-based industries. Both magazines were launched with the aim of improving the flow of information among all the figures concerned, primarily the wood industry and […]

Everyday contacts with companies, institutions and representatives of the state administration are credible source for the latest information. In order to give members of the Croatian Wood Cluster prompt information about all the relevant events, every week the latest news related to the wood processing industry, furniture production, forestry, design in Croatia, SEE region, Europe and the world and other relevant information […]