Thursday 03.10.2013


Happy Birthday EFI!

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EFI's 20 Years Science and Policy Forum brought together a record crowd on 25 September in Nancy, France. Almost 250 forest scientists and experts came together from all over Europe to celebrate EFI's 20th anniversary, and to network and contemplate the future of our forests. The European Commissioner for Environment Dr. Janez Potočnik congratulated EFI on its dedication to European forests, and the work it has accomplished during the last two decades. EFI’s Director Risto Päivinen stated in his opening remarks that “EFI has created a unique international network of experts, which has become a model for other sectors and countries”. EFI would like to thank all the participants for joining the event and making it a big success!

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“Celebrating 20 years of forest networking in Europe” book published

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As part of the celebrations for its 20th year in 2013, the European Forest Institute (EFI) has produced a special anniversary book. “Celebrating 20 years of forest networking in Europe” gives a voice to EFI’s network – their memories of EFI and their vision for the future. The 160-page book and accompanying video were launched at the EFI 20 Years Science and Policy Forum in Nancy, France on Wednesday 25 September.

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New EFI Board members elected!

Eeva Hellström from Finland and Frits Mohren from Netherlands have been elected to the EFI Board by the Council yesterday in Nancy, France. Dr. Hellström is the leader of the societal training and development activities of Sitra - the Finnish Innovation Fund. Prof. Dr. Mohren chairs the Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group at Wageningen University.

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A meeting of firsts: pioneering and innovating for EFIMED Week 2013

The Annual Meeting and Scientific Seminar of the European Forest Institute Mediterranean Regional Office - EFIMED took place in the superbly restored Administration Pavilion of the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site, on 4 and 5 September.

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EFI 20 Years Science and Policy Forum presentations are available here.



Forest Biomass Conference. Mierzęcin Palace (Pomerania region), Poland, 7-9 October 2013.
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Workshop on “Climate change and forestry in northern Europe”. Uppsala, Sweden, 11-12 November.
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Metsä2013 - Joint session of the ECE Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry and the FAO European Forestry Commission. Rovaniemi, Finland, 9-13 December.
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European Forest Week. 9-13 December 2013.
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Open post at EFI:

EFI Foresight & Policy Support Programme (FPS) is seeking a Senior Expert in Russian Forest Sector Markets and Policy, Deadline for applications: 18 October 2013.
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Open calls:

Call for experts: European Innovation Partnership "Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability" (EIP Agri)
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Call for proposals on information actions about the CAP
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The call for "Anders WALL Award" is open! Deadline for applications: 30 November 2013.
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