Friday 26.10.2012


EFICEEC-EFISEE open its doors next month

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During this summer EFI increased its activities in the South-East Europe by taking steps towards the establishment of the EFI South-East European Office, EFISEE, in Croatia. For the first two years EFISEE operates jointly with the EFI Central-East European Regional Office, EFICEEC, forming Central and South East European Regional Office – EFICEEC- EFISEE.The opening event of the South-East European Office (EFISEE) will take place on 21 November 2012 in Varaždin, Croatia.

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RoK-FOR Final Conference: “Green Growth from Forests – Regions providing innovative solutions for the forest-based sector”

Come and learn about regional research-driven clusters and their forest-based sector activities to unlock the potential of a green growth in the RoK-FOR final conference to be held in the Natural Science Museum, Brussels, on 4 December.

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14 positions of Early Stage Researchers within a Marie Curie Initial Training Network are now open!

The Careers in Sustainability Excellence (CASTLE) consortium invites applications for 14 full-time research vacancies for early stage researchers (ESR). CASTLE is a Marie Curie Initial Training Network coordinated by EFI and it will start on 1 November 2012. The vacancies are now open and the deadline for applications is 31 December 2012.

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Add your information to our expert directory!

EFI is compiling a directory of experts in the forest-based and related sectors. This database will act as a networking tool, providing valuable information on the forest-related expertise available in organisations across Europe. Submit your information now! The form includes contact details and a choice of keywords to describe your expertise. The directory will be made freely available on the EFI website later in 2012.

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EFICENT takes stakeholders to experience forest management from research to practice

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2012 has been a year of unusually high fire activities in the Pyrenees and has increased the local interest in fire management in remote and steep terrain. During the annual EFICENT forest management study tour, representatives from the regional governments in the Spanish Pyrenees were able to experience forest management from research to practise first hand.

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ThinkForest Seminar: Payments for Environmental services: a way forward for Mediterranean Forests?
       27 November 2012 at 16:00-18:30, European Parliament, Brussels.
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EFI Winter & Summer School 2013: Making values work – ‘sustaining multiple values in managed forests'. The WSS II will take place at two different forest management situations – industrial forests in the Aquitaine region around Bordeaux France (WEEK 1; March 2013), and alpine forests in Austria (WEEK 2; September 2013). Students will explore these two forest management types based on different cultural histories, socio-economic characteristics and environmental conditions. For more information and application, please visit the link on EFICENT-OEF website here.

Early-stage Researchers’ Forum 11–12 March 2013, Barcelona, Spain. “Young Researchers direct the way to Innovation in the Forest based sector”.
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Open posts at member organisations:

Professor in forest economy and politics, University of Eastern Finland. Application deadline 8 November 2012.
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Lecturer In Conservation, Bangor University. Deadline for applications: 23 November 2012
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Lecturer in Catchment Modelling, Bangor University - School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography. Deadline for applications: 23 November 2012
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Lecturer in Forestry, Bangor University - School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography. Deadline for applications: 23 November 2012
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Other news:

First issue of the Integrate project newsletter has been published.
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