Opinions of experts

Friday, 26 February 2016 / Published in Planned Activities

99_PIRC-BARCICAndreja 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 wants one.The entire sector is actually heterogeneous, comprising wood processors, scientific and research institutions, associations and professional organizations and the relevant political bodies. If every participant in this chain did their tasks responsibly and committedly, the success of the Croatian wood industry would be assured.

Prof. Hrvoje Turkulin, Ph.D., Head of Laboratory for Wood in Construction, Faculty of Forestry, University of Zagreb: Wood is in long-term most acceptable and most favourable construction material

99_murat_pasic_sherifMurat Pasic

Sherif Group

We cannot avoid the impression that this sector, despite the export and activities in rural areas, is often pendalised for its quality and tenacity, which have been proven for years despite the severe crisis. Pasic points out that due to the nature of their work and their expressed business interests, they are still very interested in actively participating in a resolution of the current sectoral issues at the national and the EU level, which the Croatian Wood Cluster has articulated repeatedly during meetings with ministries and competent government authorities, as well during the thematic session in the Parliament, which Pasic evaluates as very successful.

Prof. Bojan Baletic, Ph.D., Faculty of Architecture, University of Zagreb: We don’t use enough wood in Croatia, especially in construction of public buildings