Monday 17.03.2014


Call for bids for the EFI 2016 Annual Conference Week!

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The Annual Conference is the central decision-making body in the EFI organisation. It takes place during the EFI Annual Conference week which is organised in co-operation with EFI member organisations. The Call for bids for the EFI Annual Conference Week taking place in 2016 is open until 4 April!

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Russian Federal Forestry Agency and EFI strengthen cooperation

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Deputy Head of the Federal Forestry Agency Mr Alexander Panfilov and EFI Deputy Director Marc Palahí.

EFI’s activities in Russia benefitted from a positive development at the end of February when official visits were made to the Ministry of Natural Resources, Federal Forestry Agency (FFA) and the EU Delegation at the Russian Federation.

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Latest ThinkForest policy brief released

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ThinkForest event at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on 27 February offered opportunities to discuss the results of EFI’s INTEGRATE project, and better understand the trade-offs between different biodiversity conservation approaches in view of ongoing political discussions related to both biodiversity and sustainable forest management. The event was hosted by Ms. Elisabeth Köstinger, Member of the European Parliament. The ThinkForest policy brief "Integrating biodiversity conservation in forest management" by Daniel Kraus, Frank Krumm, Marc Palahí and Andreas Schuck was launched at the event.

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Latest appointments at EFI

There's many new appointments at EFI. We wish the best of success for the staff members at their new posts!

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CREEA Final Conference.
25 March 2014, Brussels, Belgium.
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The inauguration of EFI’s Project Centre Supporting the Global Implementation of REDD and FLEGT (SURF), 26 March 2014 at 11.00-15.00 at the University of Hamburg (Chinese tea house).
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1st SURF Project Centre Stakeholder workshop.
27 March 2014, Hamburg, Germany.
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Istanbul Carbon Summit: Carbon Management, Technologies & Trade.
3-5 April 2014, Istanbul, Turkey.
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EFINORD Annual Meeting. 14-15 May 2014, Umeå, Sweden.
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Open calls:

Calls for EFINORD-SNS networks in 2015 are out! Deadline for applications:
28 May 2014.
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COST Call for Expression of Interest to participate in the COST Strategic Event: A scientific roadmap for projections of global change impacts on forests. 27-28 August 2014, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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Horizon 2020 funding cooperation with Russia
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Other news:

Bangor University has secured up to 15 scholarships from the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission for MSc Tropical Forestry (Distance Learning) for September 2014 entry.
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Read latest newsletters from FTP, SNS and EU Flegt Facility!

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