Wednesday 30.07.2014


Register now! EFI 2014 Annual Conference is approaching!

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The 2014 Annual Conference and the Seminar on the “Future of Bioeconomy in Europe” will be held in Bilbao, Spain on 10-12 September 2014. The new elements in the programme will make the Annual Conference an inspiring mix of discussion, decision-making and networking. The venue of the event is the Paraninfo (Auditorium) of the University of the Basque Country, also known as Bizkaia Aretoa (in the photo). More information on the event website.

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Seminar on Future of Bioeconomy in Europe on 11 September

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The participants of Annual Conference Seminar ‘Future of Bioeconomy in Europe’ have an opportunity to hear keynote speakers from policy, research and business. Amongst our confirmed speakers are Mr. Göran Persson, President of EFI’s ThinkForest Forum and the former Prime Minister of Sweden, Dr. Hans Bruyninckx, Executive Director of the European Environment Agency and Mr. Peio Gorrońo, Manager of Egoin, a company providing innovative wood construction solutions, and services related to these.

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Describe how you would like to live in 2040!

Please participate in the www.life2040.eu campaign to learn about how Europeans want to live in 2040!

The results will support the EU funded research project VOLANTE to better understand demands on European land use. Please support us further by spreading the word and promoting life2040 to your students, professional network, family and friends. We greatly appreciate your help to reach a wide coverage across Europe!

EFI participates in the VOLANTE project to study pathways towards desired land use futures and associated trade-offs.

FRISK-GO workshop: Wildlife

Wild Ungulates: A problem or a resource?

The workshop on wildlife (ungulates) was the last one in a series of disturbance workshops within the FRISK-GO project. The outcomes of the workshops are the basis for the business plan of a European Forest Risk Facility.

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EFIMED Week: Annual Meeting & Scientific Seminar. 5-7 November 2014, Kavala, Greece.
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The 3rd European Forest Week, Silva2015
. 2-6 November 2015, Engelberg, Switzerland. For more information, please contact Paolo Cravero (paolo.cravero@unece.org).

2nd International Congress of Silviculture. 26-29 November 2014, Florence, Italy.
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COOL project session on the conference Bioenergy from Forest, 16 September 2014, Helsinki, Finland
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Open calls:

EFIMED Week 2014 Open Calls: Case Studies and Posters
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Call for experts participating in Focus Groups of the European Innovation Partnership on "Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability".
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Call open to apply for research funding from SNS.
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Call for Proposals for ERC Advanced Grant
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Call for experts participating in Focus Groups of the European Innovation Partnership on "Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability". Deadline for online applications: 8 September 2014.
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Other news:

Save the date! FTP Joint Partnering Event for Horizon 2020 and COST Actions. 13 November 2014, Munich, Germany.
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The COST Association and the European Commission sign the COST Horizon 2020 Framework Partnership Agreement.
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INTEGRAL second Policy Brief
"Future Scenarios of Forest Management in Europe" is now available online!
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