The main objective is the process of creating the European Network of Resin Territories, RETR, a sectorial and transnational association that will promote a Strategy for European Natural Resin (ERNE) aimed at promoting policies, programs and actions that support the improvement, conservation and valorization of this resource.
Specifically, one of the objectives of the RETR will be to present the sector to the European Union's public decision-makers in Brussels in 2021, so that European natural resin can be taken into account in the design of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), the European Union's Bio-economy Strategy and the Forest Policy guidelines.
This Network will promote the valorization and the use of the resin generated in the European mountains, it will allow the creation of employment and therefore, fixation of the population in the rural environment and, finally, it will promote a mark of origin of the resin of the south of Europe.
This event will mark the starting signal for the Network, which is one of the cornerstones of the SustForest Plus project and is also essential for achieving its objectives: mobilising the European resin resource to supply local industry in a stable manner, improving the quality of work of resin workers, generating stable and quality employment in the rural areas of south-west Europe, and expanding the markets for derivative products through commercial and technological valorisation of the natural resin produced in these forests as a sustainable resource.
Viva da Floresta Science Centre
In 2008, the Centro Ciencia Viva da Floresta promoted a thematic exhibition on "The Resin Campaign" and a documentary was made on the life of resin trees that presents the whole process of resin extraction as it was done before. Video.
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