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Catalan Institute of Cork

ICSuro promotes the Catalan cork sector through research, innovation and communication

PRESENTATION

ICSuro

THE FOUNDATION
CATALAN INSTITUTE OF CORK

The Institut Català del Suro (ICSuro) is a non-profit, scientific private foundation whose mission is to promote the cork sector.

It was established in 1991 as a public-private consortium, created by Presidential Decree in 1991, formed by the Departments of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, Food and Natural Environment, the Department of Business and Employment, as well as , AECORK (Associació d'Empresaris Surers de Catalunya), the Forestry Consortium of Catalonia, the Chamber of Commerce of Girona, the Chamber of Commerce of Palamós, the Chamber of Commerce of Sant Feliu de Guíxols, the Town Councils of Palafrugell and Cassà de la Selva, the University of Girona and the European Network of Surer Territories.

Since 2019 it has been a private foundation, continuing the trajectory started in 1991 to become a world-leading organization in cork research.

At ICSuro we contribute to research and knowledge of the Catalan cork sector

PRESENTATION AND TRANSPARENCY

MISSION

The foundation's mission is to promote the development of the entire value chain of the Catalan cork sector, from the forest to the final product, through research, innovation and promotion.

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PURPOSES

The functions of ICSuro are to stimulate the development of the sector, contribute to research and knowledge of the sector, define and present proposals for action to the competent bodies and other actions to develop, favor and promote the Catalan cork sector.

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Identification number: 3339
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ICSuro

Strategic lines 2020-2025

The result of an intense work of analysis of the present and future situation and the consensus between the different actors linked to the cork sector - in the forestry part: the Consorci Forestal de Catalunya, the Forest Property Center, PEFC, the Ministry of 'Agriculture, Fishing, Food and Environment (MAPAMA), the General Directorate of Rural Development, Innovation and Agri-Food Training of MAPAMA and the European Forest Institute; in the wine part, the International Organization of Wine (OIV) and the Wine Technology Platform (PTV) participated, during 2019 the Strategic Plan of the Institut Català del Suro Foundation was finalized until the year 2025 with a series of work lines:

INVESTIGATING THE CONTRIBUTION OF THE CORK TO THE POSITIVE EVOLUTION OF WINES
INCREASING THE SUSTAINABLE USE AND REGENERATION OF OAK FORESTS, AN EXAMPLE OF SYMBIOSIS BETWEEN HUMAN AND NATURAL ECOSYSTEMS
INVESTIGATING THE BIOECONOMY OF THE SURER SECTOR FOR ITS SPECIAL CONTRIBUTION TO THE MITIGATION OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND LOCAL ECONOMIC DYNAMIZATION
TO SPREAD THE VALUE THROUGH THE TERRITORY OF THE USE OF THE CORK FORESTS FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF ITS ECOLOGICAL, CULTURAL, ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS, TO THEIR INHABITANTS AND ABROAD
PROMOTE INTERNATIONAL KNOWLEDGE OF THE CONTRIBUTION TO THE BIOECONOMY AND RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION OF THE SURER SECTOR
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