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SUPERB: Upscaling Forest Restoration

SUPERB (Systemic solutions for upscaling of urgent ecosystem restoration for forest-related biodiversity and ecosystem services) is a €20 million project funded by the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under the EU Green Deal to restore thousands of hectares of forest landscape across Europe. By linking practical and scientific knowledge to be synergistically transformed into action and building a large and powerful multi-stakeholder network, SUPERB is creating transformative change towards large-scale restoration.

About the project

With 36 partners in 16 countries, led by the European Forest Institute and co-coordinated by Wageningen Environmental Research, SUPERB will carry out concrete restoration actions in 12 large-scale demonstration areas. These demos not only represent the diversity of stressors on European forests and the wide range of necessary restoration actions but also consider entire socio-ecological systems including people’s manyfold needs for ecosystem goods and services.

To implement our objectives, we will foster an enabling environment for future-oriented forest restoration by demonstrating and testing together restoration approaches with local stakeholders and increasing societal awareness and support. In the course of the project, we will create a large and powerful multi-stakeholder network and movement for the development, uptake, and upscaling of transformative forest restoration approaches and actions.

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Oak seedlings ready for planting in the demo site Vujan

Breaking out of business as usual in Serbian forestry

On 23 November 2023, the second stakeholder workshop focusing on the SUPERB demo Coppice Forests in Serbia took place at the Monastery Vujan, in Prislonica. Engaging conversations around the ongoing restoration activities in the demo area were held with five participants, mostly coming from private forestry companies. This was also an excellent opportunity for the …

From vision to action – 2nd stakeholder workshop for forest restoration in Croatia and Serbia

On January 26, 2024, a group of 22 stakeholders from Croatia and Serbia gathered in the city of Osijek, Croatia, to participate in the second stakeholder workshop. The event, jointly organized by the Croatian Forest Research Institute and the Institute of Lowland Forestry and Environment, brought together a diverse array of forestry experts and stakeholders …

Green Tree Near Green Plants

Your input needed to shape the ForestWard Observatory

Your expertise matters, please complete our user need survey and win an Amazon voucher! We need your valuable input to shape the ForestWard Observatory, a tool to be developed by the FORWARDS project. This long-lasting practical tool will support decision-making at local and national levels, offering operational information for climate-smart forestry and restoration management, and …

Restoring mountain forests in Romania

Restoration of the high altitude forests patches with spruce and arola pines.

stakeholder engagement workshop in Italy

Engagement means listening first: SUPERB’s Po Valley Demo

Effective stakeholder engagement is key to long-term forest restoration success. Being aware of that, SUPERB’s  Po Valley Demo team, after considering the internal skillset (mainly academic and technical), chose to seek support on this task from experts in this field.  After a selection process in the private sector for a consulting association, the Po Valley …

SUPERB workshop in Denmark

Looking at the forest through stakeholder’s eyes – new ambassadors for SUPERB’s Danish demo

The second SUPERB workshop in the Danish demo was organized by demo lead Naturstyrelsen and focused on promoting a more resilient and diverse forest and nature. Therefore, we invited 13 key stakeholders with different interests and knowledge about the forest’s role in their local community. The workshop aimed at exploring outdoor activities in areas where …

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