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Finnish-Russian Forest Academy extension and piloting (SE688)
Funded by South-East Finland - Russia ENPI 2007-2013

Objective of the project

The overall objective of the project was to continue and expand upon the activities of the completed Finnish-Russian Forest Academy Preparation project (ENPI SE400), with the aim of establishing a Finnish-Russian coordination centre for joint activities between Finland and Russia in education, research and business development in forestry and the forest industry, and with the aim of piloting joint activities.

Main activities

- To continue developing and strengthening the CONIFER -network by various activities.


At the end of the project, the CONIFER network had 42 members. Network membership policy, membership application, information about the activities and publications distributed are available at www.conifernet.org. The project’s outcomes were, for example, nine research publications, two new research project proposals, a four-module training programme on bioenergy and a study on Russian investments to the foresting sector in Finland.

Basic information


Finnish-Russian Forest Academy extension and piloting


2012-12-01 - 2014-11-30

Total Budget / Programme funding

483 392 € / 338 373 €

Lead partner

Lappeenranta University of Technology
Lead partner web-site


St.Petersburg State Technological University of Plant Polymers
St.Petersburg State Forest Technical University
Natural Resources Institute Finland (former METLA)