As a partner of the GPP4Growth project SZREDA has recommended a change in the legal framework of the Forestry Act to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry and the Executive Agency for Forests. The recommendation focuses on the application of the international certification standard for FSC forestry holdings in Bulgaria and its direct impact on the furniture industry in Bulgaria.

The Recommendation comes as a result of a case study presented by the Stara Zagora Chamber of Commerce during one of the local stakeholder meetings that took place in Stara Zagora on 01.12.2017 within the framework of the project. In the coming months the SZREDA team consulted with the other project partners and included the topic as a discussion panel of the program at the GPP4Growth interregional workshop, which took place in Stara Zagora in May and brought together experts from all over Europe.

As a result of the event, a recommendation was made to amend Art.115 of the Forestry Act, which was addressed to the responsible institutions. It is interesting to note that this is the first recommendation to change the legal framework that comes from one of the project partners.