Session 6.3 European Forest coalitions – past, present and future
Helga Pülzl, Institute of Forest, Environmental and Natural Resource Policy, Department of Economics and Social Sciences, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU)
Georg Winkel, European Forest Institute, Governance Programme Bonn, Germany
This panel aims to generate an understanding on how advocacy coalitions form and matter across policies areas within the European Union including in the past; in addition, it aims to find answers as to what role perceptions, coalitions and frames have in European forest governance now and in the future. Therefore, it aims first of all to discuss more in-depth the role of policy beliefs and reputational power in relation to the case of the LULUCF negotiations (Yakusheva et al). It looks into stability and change in coalitional politics and resulting policy development (Sotirov et al). Finally, it analysis how Member States and Commission representatives and Brussel-based stakeholders perceive present and future EU forest policy in addition to understanding what frames underlie those visions to generate different coalitions (Pülzl et al).