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Prospex Institute for



SINCERE: Spurring Innovations for forest eCosystem sERvices in Europe


SINCERE is a four-year project funded through the European Commission’s Horizon2020 programme. SINCERE will develop novel policies and new business models by connecting knowledge and expertise from practice, science and policy, across Europe and beyond.

An international Learning Architecture will facilitate continuous collaborative learning from the project’s innovation actions, located in nine regions in Europe and two international cases in Peru and Russia. Innovations developed through SINCERE will be intentionally varying in nature but will, as a whole, aim to explore new means to enhance forest ecosystem services in ways that benefit forest owners as well as serving broad societal needs.

SINCERE’s research will also contribute to the development of a coordinated European policy framework to maximise the value of forest ecosystem services and their sustainable provision to society.


Prospex Institute's Role

Prospex Institute leads a dedicated work package on stakeholder engagement and co-design. In this respect, PI coordinates the stakeholder mapping process, as well as the knowledge exchange and synthesis among consortium members and beyond – SINCERE’s Learning Architecture. PI also gives guidance on the stakeholder interaction within the innovation actions.

Want to learn more about the project? Follow SINCERE via the official website.

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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement number 773702.

Our Mission

Decisions for society need to be taken in consultation & participation with those affected by it.


Prospex Institute helps to make this happen. We promote the participation of citizens & stakeholders in dialogue & decision-making processes of relevance for society.

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