Thursday 06.05.2010


EFICEEC Head of Office appointed

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Dr. Bernhard Wolfslehner, PhD (Forestry) has been appointed Head of Office of the Central-East European Regional Office - EFICEEC of the European Forest Institute (EFI). Dr. Wolfslehner will start his term on 1 st of May 2010. EFICEEC launched its activities a week ago at the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences in Vienna where EFICEEC will have its premises.

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External Evaluation of EFI started

External_Evaluation_DSC9307_mini.jpg : 44.8828125KbThe External Evaluation of EFI started in March when the External Evaluation Panel (From the left in the picture: Markku Kanninen, Heike Neumann,Tamas Marghescu and Ann Bartuska) met for the first time on 22-25 March at the EFI Headquarters. The panel met with the EFI Board, the Board Task Force on External evaluation (Konstantin von Teuffel, Liisa Saarenmaa, Hubert Hasenaur, J. Bo Larsen) and the EFI staff to get as good as possible overview of EFI activities.

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Foundation for European Forest Research launches new website

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Foundation for European Forest Research - FEFR - has launched its new website at www.fefr.org. The new site gives full information on the FEFR activities, including awards and grants. "The site contents will be developed during the year to include also information on the research carried out with the grants", says Dr Kalle Eerikäinen, the Executive Secretary of FEFR.

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35 million call for eco-innovation projects

The European Commission launched on 26 April a €35 million call for eco-innovation projects to be funded under the Competitiveness and Innovation Programme. Under the 2010 CIP Eco-innovation call for proposals, funds are available for new projects in the area of materials recycling, sustainable building products, the food and drink sector and green business practices. Applications are particularly welcome from small businesses with green products or services that need backing to penetrate markets. The call opened 26 April and runs until 9 September 2010. Some 50 projects could end up being chosen for funding.



EFI Annual Conference

The EFI Annual Conference registration opens tomorrow, 7 May!

Open post at a Member Organisation

Professor (Chair) for Forest Operations (W3) at the Faculty of Forest and Environmental Sciences of the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg/Breisgau / Germany.


FTP Brokerage event 9 June 2010: Registration is open!

Forest Ecosystem Genomics and Adaptation 9-11 June 2010, San Lorenzo de El Escorial (Madrid), Spain

Opportunities and risks for Douglas-fir in a changing climate 18-20 October 2010,Freiburg, Germany




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