Tuesday 11.06.2013


Finnish Minister of Agriculture and Forestry pledges continued support for EFI

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The Government of Finland has announced that it is committed to supporting EFI now and in the future. The Minister of Agriculture and Forestry of Finland, Mr Jari Koskinen also called on other countries to do the same. His remarks were made at the EFI 20th anniversary seminar, “20 years of Forest Networking in Europe”, held in Joensuu on 7 June 2013. The Finnish Government has been a major supporter of EFI over the last 20 years.

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Ambassadors take part in EFI celebrations

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To highlight EFI’s work over the past 20 years, a seminar on "20 Years of Forest Networking in Europe" was organised in Joensuu on 7 June for national and regional networks in Finland, including ambassadors of European countries based in Helsinki. EFI was honoured to host the ambassadors from France, Spain and Poland. A delegation from the Embassy of China and the Executive Director of the European Chemical Agency were among the honorary guests.

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The call for bids to host the EFI 2015 Annual Conference: Apply by 9 August!

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 Week gathers approximately 180 participants, the numbers in individual meetings varying from 10 to 150 participants.

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EFI 20 Years Science and Policy Forum: Our forests in the 21st century – ready for risks and opportunities? 23-27 September 2013, Nancy, France.
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CEPF Seminar on Baltic Countries Forestry, 26 June 2013, Brussels, Belgium
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"Trees for the Future: contributing to the green bio-economy". Trees4Future stakeholder meeting, 24 September 2013, Nancy, France (in connection with the 20th Annual Conference of EFI).
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Metsä2013 Joint session of the ECE Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry and the FAO European Forestry Commission, 9-13 December 2013, Rovaniemi, Finland. (More info about Parallel and Side Events here).
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