Monday 20.05.2013


EFI 20 Years Science and Policy Forum: Registration is open!

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EFI 2013 Annual Conference ‘EFI 20 Years Science and Policy Forum: Our forests in the 21st century – ready for risks and opportunities?' will be held in Nancy, France on 23–27 September 2013 and it is hosted by INRA and AgroParisTech – ENGREF.

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Planted Forests are a critical renewable resource for our future

Participants from more than 25 countries will be attending the week-long 3rd International Congress on Planted Forests, which will conclude in a plenary meeting of international experts at the Estoril Congress Centre, Portugal, on 20-21 May. Three scientific workshops will be held in Bordeaux, Dublin and Porto from 15-18 May, just prior to the plenary conference. After the workshops, many of their attendees will travel on to Estoril for the plenary meeting, which will be opened by Ms. Assunção Cristas, the Portuguese Minister of Agriculture, Sea, Environment and Spatial Planning.

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Natural disturbance management discussed in practitioners’ workshop

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A workshop organised by EFICENT-OEF brought together about 50 researchers and managers from different disciplines dealing with disturbances in managed and unmanaged areas.

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EFI 20th anniversary photo contest: submit your photo now!

Whether photography is your passion, hobby or just an occasional pastime, we invite you to participate in the EFI 20th anniversary photo contest, celebrating the beauty and unique character of your favourite forests. The winning photos will be displayed on EFI’s Facebook page and on our 20th anniversary website. The contest will run during 2013, and each month one lucky winner will be picked to receive a small EFI gift. The overall winner will be chosen during January 2014.

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Stakeholder Meeting on the Legally Binding Agreement on Forests in Europe, 23 May 2013, Brussels, Belgium. Keynote speaker: Jan Heino, Chairman of the INC
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IUFRO Conference: Resources for the Future, 27-29 August 2013, Vancouver, Canada
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7th EPSO Conference: “Plants for a Greening Economy”, Porto Heli, Greece, 01 - 04 September, 2013
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EFIMED offers grants for Short Scientific Visits for young researchers (up to 35 years) from any Mediterranean forest research and education organisation visiting another Mediterranean institution. These visits provide a unique opportunity for interested candidates to get involved in international level forest research and research co-operation.
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Open posts at EFI member organisations.
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