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Objectives

The objectives of the Association shall be:

  • to encourage industrial and public bodies to invest more in research and to support its members in the mobilisation of resources for their research in the wood-fibre value chain,
  • to enhance research efficiency in the wood-fibre value chain by fostering networking of its members,
  • to contribute to the innovativeness of the natural fibre value chain,
  • to encourage industrial and public bodies to apply research findings in the wood-fibre value chain,
  • to encourage industrial and public bodies to utilise research capabilities,
  • to encourage and to contribute to high-quality education of relevance for the wood-fibre value chain,
  • to provide industrial associations with know-how, capabilities and network assistance and to advise them on scientific and technological matters,
  • to provide support and advice to the European Commission on scientific and technological matters of the wood-fibre value chain,
  • to foster the creation of a European Research Area within the wood-fibre value chain,
  • to promote interaction with other research bodies within the forest-based sector.