Monday 06.02.2012


Evaluation of the EU Forest Action Plan

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The European Commission has appointed the European Forest Institute to conduct the Ex-Post Evaluation of the EU Forest Action Plan (FAP). The evaluation collects stakeholder views about the EU Forest Plan implementation in 2007-2011 with an online survey.

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Major European forest research infrastructures opening up

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Major forest infrastructure will be opened up to researchers from the public and private sectors across Europe thanks to the newly started project 'Designing trees for the Future' (Trees4Future). For the first time key infrastructures within the European forest based sector, including databases, state-of-the-art analytical tools and predictive models will be integrated and made available via a user-friendly, central access portal. European Forest Institute (EFI) is the Vice-Coordinator of the project.

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PhD course 'International Forestry and Global Issues' – Apply by February 15

The French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), AgroParisTech- ENGREF, the Nancy centre and the European Forest Institute’s Central European Regional Office and the Observatory for European Forests (EFICENT-OEF) will conduct a PhD course on 'International Forestry and Global Issues' 16-20 April, 2012 in Nancy, France.

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Call for Pan-Mediterranean research ideas

The ERA-NET Scheme Enhancing Forest Research in the Mediterranean through improved coordination and integration (FORESTERRA) has been launched. EFI’s Mediterranean Regional Office – EFIMED will act as the secretariat supporting the coordinator, and will also be responsible for coordinating the development of the strategic plan.

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Registration to RoK-FOR -conference is now open! Deadline for registrations: 16 February 2012.
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The latest FTP Newsletter has been published.
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Open post at the University of Copenhagen. Application dead-line: 12 February 2012.
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The first version of the “Integrate – Bulletin” has been launched. The Integrate Project focuses on the assessment of the current state and trends of biodiversity in managed and unmanaged forests. The first issue contains interesting reports from different collaborators of the “Integrate Project”, covering different aspects of biodiversity. For further information, please contact Frank Krumm or Daniel Kraus, EFICENT-OEF (firstname.lastname(at)efi.int)
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