Wednesday 27.03.2013


Manager of the Observatory for European Forests of EFICENT-OEF appointed

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Mr. Jo Van Brusselen has been appointed Manager of the Observatory for European Forests (OEF). OEF is an integral part of EFI’s Central European Regional Office, EFICENT- OEF. The Observatory for European Forests is located in Nancy, France. Mr. Van Brusselen will take up his position in July.

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Forest sector getting ready for Horizon 2020

The 8th FTP conference - Inspiring Horizons – took place on 12-13 March in Barcelona, Spain. During the conference the FTP officially launched its revised Vision 2030 and Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda 2020 (SRA). EFI has participated in the core writing team of the SRA especially focusing on the forest value chain. These renewed and updated documents provide a strategic framework for developing research activities within the forest-based sector over the coming years. You can find the SRA and its Annex here.

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Funding Opportunities goes Web

Funding Opportunities directory is now available on the EFI website. It contains information about current funds and instruments relevant for forestry and forest-related research. In this site you can find links to European and EU funds, as well as regional, national and international opportunities. The directory also brings a new membership benefit for EFI's member organisations: they can use the website for finding project partners.

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The second EFI Winter Summer School kicks off in Aquitaine

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The second EFI Winter Summer School (WSS II) has met for its first week in Belin-Beliet (near Bordeaux) in the Aquitaine region of France. The theme for WSS II is ‘making values work – sustaining multiple values in managed forests’.

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Best Practices – Adaptation of European Forests to Climate Change

During a recent conference, the MOTIVE-project (Models for Adaptive Forest Management) co-organised a workshop focusing on the applicability of key forest management adaptation measures in space and time. The workshop aimed to raise the awareness of the necessity to combine practitioner's perspective and expertise with scientific research.

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EFI 20 Years Science and Policy Forum: 'Our forests in the 21st century – ready for risks and opportunities?'. Mark your calendar: Registration opens on 3 May!
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ThinkForest Seminar: Climate Change in European Forests - How to Adapt, 25 April 2013, Brussels, Belgium. Registration deadline: 22 April 2013.
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Fourth Announcement: 3rd International Congress on Planted Forests, 16 - 21 May 2013. Early bird registration is open until 15 April 2013.
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St. Petersburg Summer School, 8-12 July 2013. Application deadline: 30 April 2013.
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Other news:

Open posts at EFI's member organisations can be found here.

Open call: Calls for tender under the IEE Programme, deadline: 8 and 11 April 2013
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