COST Actions
COST is an intergovernmental framework for European Co-operation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research, allowing the co-ordination of nationally funded research on a European level. COST is based on Actions. These are networks of national research projects in fields that are of interest to at least 5 COST Countries. Every COST Action has an objective, defined goals and clear deliverables. These are described in a “Memorandum of Understanding”, accepted by the participating COST Countries. The Action achieves results through its cooperative activities: meetings, workshops, short-term scientific missions, etc. Such activities build efficient networks, which often maintain their working relationships beyond the normal 4-year duration of a COST Action. New COST Actions are proposed by the scientists themselves (from COST countries or the European Commission). Currently there are more than 200 Actions running in 9 Domains. Specifically, the Action FP1001 is part of the domain "Forests, their Products and Services".

For this Action a Chair, a Vice-Chair and a Management Committee (MC), formed by national experts of the signatory countries (at least two from each country), are responsible for the activities of the Action.

The Management Committee


Action Chair:       

Dr. Klemens Schadauer

Bundesforschungszentrum für Wald

Seckendorff-Gudent Weg 8
A-1131 Wien


Dr. Susana Barreiro

Forest Research Centre (CEF)

School of Agriculture

University of Lisbon, Portugal


Grant Holder Representative:

Michael Prskawetz


DC Rapporteur:

Prof. Godefridus M.J. (Frits) MOHREN

Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group, Centre for Ecosystems Studies, Wageningen University

Droevendaalsesteeg 3

6700 AA Wageningen



Science Officer:
Dr. Fatima Bouchama
Administrative Officer:
Cassia Azevedo