European Network for the Forest and Wood Sector Industries (EUROFORTECH)

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History

1991, initially as a joint Irish/Swedish initiative under Community Programme in Education and Training for Technology (COMETT). Ceased to exist when merged with Euroligna, European Association of Furniture Technology Institutes (EURIFI) and European Network of Timber Technical Centres and Research Institutes (Eurowood) to form InnovaWood (IW).

Aims

Assist continuous development of the technological infrastructure of the European forest and timber industries; function as a transnational training and educational network for the industry, with increasing emphasis on vocational training, multimedia and distance learning techniques, representing industry, universities, technical institutions and trade unions in the industry sector and related professions in all EU and EFTA member states; create and develop environmental awareness in the industry; incorporate experience and technology developed in Northern Europe into those developed in the South; promote employment of women in the sector, both recruitment to courses and promotion of high technology courses especially for women.

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Activities

Disseminates new technological information and research findings; formulates training courses for industrialists, trainers and students; establishing a training course pool emphasizing needs of SMEs; setting up a placement network for students and professionals between training institutions and industry; provides funding for students under a student mobility scheme; supports short training seminars.

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Relations with 1 inter-governmental organizations.
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Members in 16 countries
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UIA Org ID

F3469

Last News Received

2003
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