Tuesday 24.06.2014


EFI is looking for a new Director

After 14 years at the helm of EFI, Risto Päivinen will step down as EFI Director at the end of this year. EFI is now looking for a highly motivated and qualified successor to be based at EFI's Headquarters in Joensuu, Finland.

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Barcelona BioEconomy forum kicked-off!

The Barcelona BioEconomy Forum had a high-level kick-off last week in Barcelona. The Forum’s Advisory Board gathered to discuss the programme and to ensure that the event will focus on issues inspiring the paradigm shift necessary to achieve societal transition to a sustainable bioeconomy. Barcelona BioEconomy Forum is a global platform bringing together business leaders with policy makers, scientists and development specialists. BioEco 2014, the first edition of the Forum, will take place in Barcelona, Spain, on 27 – 29 November.

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What Science Can Tell Us: Forest Bioenergy for Europe

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The importance of forest bioenergy in Europe has gained more focus than before because of the European Union’s renewable energy policy and its climate change mitigation objectives,
in particular. Moreover, energy security issues, rural policies as well as income and employment generation related to bioenergy production have all played important roles.

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SUMFOREST meeting took place in Joensuu

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SUMFOREST Management Committee met in Joensuu on 17-18 June.

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Register now to seminar on Future of Bioeconomy in Europe!

In connection of EFI Annual Conference, on 11 September, this seminar brings the latest findings on the future of bioeconomy in Europe. Check out the programme.

Side events at EFI 2014 Annual Conference:

FORRISK Final Conference: Silviculture Innovation for Forest Risk Management. University of the Basque Country ‘Bizkaia Aretoa’ on 9 September 2014

FORRISK International Workshop on Soil Degradation Risks in Planted Forests. University of the Basque Country ‘Bizkaia Aretoa’ on 10 September 2014.

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Events organised by Member organisations:

II International Conference on Silviculture, 26-29 November 2014, Florence, Italy.
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Open calls:

Joint NKJ-SNS call for network activities within bioeconomy. Deadline for applications: 15 September 2014.
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New article:

Moiseyev, A., Solberg, B and Kallio, A.M.I. The impact of subsidies and carbon pricing on the wood biomass use for energy in the EU. Energy.
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Open post at EFI member organisation:

Junior Professorship (W1) in Mechanical Wood Technology
- University of Hamburg. Application deadline: 30 July 2014.
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