ADRIATIC WOOD DAYS will be held from October 4th to 9th 2015 in Mlini near Dubrovnik. During six days organizers expect more than 500 participants associated with the wood processing industry and forestry from Croatia, the SEE region and Europe. Adriatic Wood Days (AWD) covers six thematically linked conferences with different programs. It is a

Improving timber products sales model

Saturday, 27 February 2016

In order to achieve the desired progress in the field of the dynamics and quality of raw materials, it is necessary clearly and precisely to articulate proposals and periodically hold Cluster leadership working meetings with the Minister of Agriculture and the Chairman of the Board of Croatian Forests. Topics include the general situation in the

Conquering new markets

Friday, 26 February 2016

In accordance with trends in global markets, and with the access and export strategies of most of the larger wood processing companies in Europe, many Croatian companies are trying to export to Asian markets, as the crisis has had less effect on Asia and North America. It is anticipated that these markets, along with part


Friday, 26 February 2016

The main priority of the Cluster is stronger sectoral lobbying for better visibility of the sector at national and EU level and for inclusion in the EU’s development programs. In the coming period, activities of the Cluster will be directed towards the functioning of the Croatian wood processing industry in the EU environment, strengthening the

Opinions of experts

Friday, 26 February 2016

Andreja Pirc Barcic PhD, Faculty of Forestry, Univ. of Zagreb Despite the fact that the Croatian wood industry has been going through a turbulent, unpredictable and very demanding period of crisis and recession in the last few years, the situation does not look bad. The Croatian wood industry has a good future, if everyone concerned


Friday, 26 February 2016

Developments in the price of wood and wood products at the end of last year and early this year in world markets reflect the dynamic changes from previous years, but this will not inhibit the Cluster and the Association of Pellet Producers from proposing new legislation. The biggest job ahead of us is lobbying about


Friday, 26 February 2016

This year’s important activities of the Cluster will be focused on the better promotion of wood as construction material by starting off promotional projects of a national and international character. One of the best partners is certainly Austrian ProHolz with whom the Cluster has already successfully cooperated in previous years. In Zagreb in April the

In recent years, most of the promotional activities concerning the use of wood in construction have been conducted in the northern parts of Europe, while the south has been partly neglected. If we take into account the historical facts, we can conclude that wood is a biblical material that was largely used in ancient Greece

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