EU-PoTaRCh’s 1st General Meeting and Conference

Dr. Valentina Pescini will be attending EU-Potarch’s 1st General Meeting and Conference, as management committee member representing Spain in this COST Action project. The meeting will be held in Prague on 5-7 March, focusing on the cultural heritage and future of non-wood forest byproducts: potash, tar, resin, and charcoal. This event provides members with their first face-to-face interaction, fostering collaboration and strategic planning.

Set in Prague’s historic backdrop, renowned for its cultural significance, the conference offers a platform to exchange insights and forge partnerships in preserving cultural heritage and utilizing non-wood forest resources sustainably.

About EU-Potarch

Action CA22155 brings together scientists, enthusiasts, and producers interested in the past, present, and future of key non-timber forest products such as potash, wood tar, resin, and charcoal (PoTaRCh). The scientific goal is to identify and evaluate changes in PoTaRCh production and its social and environmental impact on sustainable development, as well as to draw lessons for the future based on its heritage. The EU-PoTarCh Action supports people who are familiar with PoTaRCh products and are interested in them, as they use them in the production, education, and promotion of cultural heritage. Due to the participation of representatives from various fields with different profiles of activity (universities, museums, state forests, associations, industry, etc.), it is possible to recognize PoTaRCh in terms of archaeological, historical, environmental, chemical, economic, and sociological research.

Currently, the Action unites 130 members from 30 countries in Europe, Africa, and Central America.

This publication is based upon work from COST Action PoTaRCH, supported by COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology).

COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is a funding agency for research and innovation networks. Our Actions help connect research initiatives across Europe and enable scientists to grow their ideas by sharing them with their peers. This boosts their research, career and innovation.

Valentina Pescini is a Ramón y Cajal Researcher (RYC2021-034621-I) with the project “Transeant. Landscape of transhumance: Environmental archaeology research between Eastern Pyrenees (Spain) and Maritime Alps (Italy)

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