Monday 14.04.2014


Latest EFI News now available!

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The latest issue of EFI News concentrates on the Future of the European Forest Governance. In this issue you can also find an interview of Mr. Göran Persson, former Prime Minister of Sweden and the President of EFI's ThinkForest Forum.

You can download the issue here.

EFI Board met in Joensuu

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The EFI Board meeting took place at the EFI Headquarters on 8-9 April 2014. The new Board members, Eeva Hellström (Finland) and Frits Mohren (the Netherlands), took part in the meeting for the first time, while this meeting was the last one for Dr. José Antonio Bonet Lledós (Spain). EFI would like to extend its warm thanks to Dr. Bonet for his commitment to EFI affairs during the past 6 years.

In the photo (from left): Prof. Dr. Jean-Marc Guehl (France), Prof. Dr. Giuseppe E. Scarascia-Mugnozza (Italy), Prof. Dr. Frits Mohren (the Netherlands), Prof. J. Bo Larsen, Chairman of the Board (Denmark), Prof. Dr. Michael Köhl (Germany), Dr. Eeva Hellström (Finland), Prof. Dr. Tomasz Zawiła-Niedźwiecki (Poland) and Dr. José Antonio Bonet Lledós (Spain).

SURF Project Centre inauguration

The inauguration of EFI’s Project Centre “Supporting the Global Implementation of REDD and FLEGT (SURF) took place on 26 March 2014, at the University of Hamburg.

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Creating a new generation of forest leaders

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A unique training programme which allows young professionals from across the world to learn about the opportunities and challenges facing the Russian forest sector has been launched. The Young Leadership Programme on the Russian Forest Sector is a joint initiative by EFI, Metla and the University of Eastern Finland, supported by the City of Joensuu and the Regional Council of North Karelia.

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JFNW2014: Non-wood products - an opportunity for bioeconomy?

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The Joensuu Forestry Networking Week (JFNW) invites young and experienced scientists, professionals, policy makers, decision takers, and other stakeholders to discuss non-wood products and bioeconomy issues in Joensuu, Finland on 2-4 September 2014.

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EFIATLANTIC and IEFC Annual Meeting 2014.
29 April 2014, Bilbao, Spain.
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EFINORD Annual Meeting. 14-15 May 2014, Umeå, Sweden.
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EFI Associated event: International Scientific Conference - "Natural Resources, Green Technology and Sustainable Development". 26-28 November 2014, Zagreb, Croatia.
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Open posts and calls:

Graduate Development Programme 2014
– Coillte, Ireland. Deadline for applications: 18 April 2014.
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INRA Nancy-Lorraine research centre is looking for a young scientist!
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CASTLE training on International policies and agreements, forest operations and biodiversity, and indirect sustainability impacts (Two available positions for persons from outside the CASTLE project network). Ekenäs, Sweden, 5-9 May 2014.
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The first COST Open Call for proposals in Horizon 2020.
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AgreenSkills’ Post-doctoral Research Fellowships. Next application deadline: 5 May 2014.
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Other news:

ENO Treelympics 2014: a tree planting event and contest for schools, youth and cities.
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The Wellcome Trust Science Writing Prize 2014, in association with the 'Guardian' and the 'Observer', is now open. The closing date for entries is
11 May 2014
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Visit the new BeWater website here!

Check out the Mediterranean Model Forest Network (MMFN) Grant Awardees 2014 here.

INTEGRATE+ kick-off meeting and micro-habitat workshop in France. Daniel Kraus and Frank Krumm from EFI attended a workshop at IRSTEA in Nogent-sur-Vernisson and Fontainebleau on 26-28 March.
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