WP1 – Policy analysis of demands for and provision of forest data

With the aim to map the demands for forest data of policy makers and key forest managers and the provision of information by suppliers at different political levels the objectives of this WP are:
• Mapping the demands for forest data of political decision makers and key forest managers concerned with forest related policies at different political levels
• Mapping the provision of policy-relevant forest data by information suppliers
• Identifying and bridging gaps between policy demands and supply of policy relevant information and key parameters of forest data relevant for different policies and policy-relevant reporting requirements
• Improving knowledge communication and information exchange between political decision makers, key forest managers and data providers of the forest sector

Tasks
The demand for forest data of political decision makers and key forest managers concerned with forest related policies at EU, and national level will be mapped by:
• Identification of policies with relevance for sustainable multi-purpose forestry at EU level by reviewing literature and conducting expert interviews (T 1-01)
Task leader: ALU-FR Other participating partners: SLU
• Analyzing the demands for forest data as described in documents of relevant policies at EU level
(document analysis) (T1-02)
Task leader: SLU Other participating partners: ALU-FR,
• Analyzing the demands for forest data as perceived by political decision makers and key forest managers concerned with forest relevant policies at different political levels (survey) (T1-03)
Task leader: ALU-FR Other participating partners: SLU, BFW , UHUL, EtEA, IGN, UniPA, LSFRI, UniBG, NCLSK CIFO/INIA, UNFU
• Comparing the demands of forest data across scale and across policies developing a list of parameters (T1-04)
Task leader: SLU Other participating partners: ALU-FR,

The provision (and interpretation) of policy-relevant forest data by information suppliers will be mapped by:
• Analyzing the provision of forest data at the national and EU-policy level (survey) (T1-05)
Task leader: ALU-FR Other participating partners: SLU, BFW,
• Determining gaps between policy demands and supply of policy relevant information and prioritizing of key parameters through focus groups with political decision makers, key forest managers and monitoring experts from different sectors and across scale (T1-06)
Task leader: BFW Other participating partners: SLU, ALU-FR
The improvement of knowledge communication and information exchange between political decision makers, and key forest managers and data providers of the forest sector will be carried by the following
tasks:

• Mapping how data flows between data provider and political decision makers/key forest managers by expert interviews (T1-07)
Task leader: SLU Other participating partners: ALU-FR
• Identifying barriers of data flows by interviewing data provider and political decision makers/ key forest managers (T1-08)
Task leader: ALU-FR Other participating partners: SLU, BFW
• Developing strategies for improving data flows in dialogue groups comprising data providers and political decision makers/key forest managers (T1-09)
Task leader: ALU-FR Other participating partners: SLU, BFW