Friday 19.12.2008


Season's Greetings!


Thank you for the collaboration during this year! We wish you a prosperous and happy new year 2009!

EFI Headquarters and telephone switchboard are closed between 23 December and 6 January. We advise you to use direct telephone numbers and emails to contact EFI personnel during this period.

Latest FTP-Update available

The 12th issue of FTP-Update, the electronic newsletter of the Forest-Based Sector Technology Platform, describes how the FTP has initiated collaboration on biorefinery issues between several European Technology Platforms. Moreover, up-to-date information is provided about new calls in the EU’s 7th Framework Programme (FP7). The Update also presents two new research projects that were recently started with FP7 funding; one on sustainable wood-based composite material, and the other on sustainable use of water in industry. As usual, reports and announcements of forest-based sector conferences and events are also provided.

Download the latest issue of the newsletter.

EFI becomes a founding member of the Euro-Mediterranean University (EMUNI)

Within the framework of the Union for the Mediterranean and the Barcelona Process, the Euro-Mediterranean University (EMUNI) has been established in Slovenia. EFI is one of the founding members of the University. EMUNI’s mission is to promote higher education and research in the Euro-Mediterranean region contributing to the general strengthening of the Barcelona Process.

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Joensuu Forestry Networking Week Focuses on Fighting Climate Change: Adapting Forest Policy and Forest Management in Europe

The Joensuu Forestry Networking Week 2009 welcomes young scientists, professionals and stakeholders in forestry from across Europe to participate in a unique forum with the objective to improve participants’ expertise and knowledge on what could and should be the role of forestry in adapting to and mitigating climate change.

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EFICENT close to launch!

Earlier this week, the Minister for Nutrition and Rural Space of Baden-Württemberg, Mr. Peter Hauk, signed the agreement with EFI to support the EFI’s Regional Office EFICENT with 165 000 Euros annually for the next five years. Consequently the activities of EFICENT are expected to be launched in January 2009.

EFIMED Annual Meeting 2009

EFIMED holds its Annual Meeting in Marrakech, Morocco on 28 April 28 – 1 May 2009.
View the tentative programme and call for free communications.

EFI News online

The latest issue of EFI News reflects on the EFI Annual Conference 2008 held in September. Other topics include news from the European Forest Week as well as information on the FP7 success rates.
Read EFI News 3-2008 in pdf-format.

Call to host EFI Annual Conference 2011 opens in January!

The EFI Annual Conference is a major networking event for forest research and other forest sector organisations and it is hosted by an EFI member organisation(s). The call for proposals will be opened in January 2009 and will be announced in the January issue of the EFI Network News.


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