Wednesday 28.05.2014


2013 Annual Report now available!

AR13small.jpg : 57.61328125Kb

2013 was anniversary year for EFI. We celebrated 20 years of forest networking in Europe. Some of the highlights included a new research programme, Forest for Society. Host Country Agreement was signed between Belgium and EFI. Several key recruitments took place during the year and both EFI Headquarters and EFI Barcelona moved to new premises and much more.

You can read it all here.

New EFI Board member elected!

EFI Council meeting took place on 27 May at the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Vienna, Austria. The EFI Council, comprised of EFI Member Countries, meets every three years and it is the highest decision-making body in the EFI organization.

View article

EFINORD Annual Meeting

EFINORD.jpg : 36.453125Kb

Umeå, the European Capital of Culture 2014, was the place for the EFINORD Annual Meeting on 14-15 May. The meeting gathered 60 participants to the official opening of EFINORD office after its relocation in Umeå and to policy-science seminar within the theme of "Continuous cover Forestry – a North-South perspective".

View article

PhD course on “International Forestry and Global Issues”

IFGIgroup.jpg : 121.404296875Kb

Science, sharing and conviviality were the key words of the 3rd edition of the PhD course on International Forestry and Global Issues, organized by INRA Nancy-Lorraine Research centre, AgroParisTech and EFICENT, with the support of the University of Lorraine and the Labex ARBRE. The course took place on 19-23 May in Champenoux, France.

View article

Wildfire experts met in Barcelona to discuss added value of a European Forest Risk Facility

riskfacilityworkshop.jpg : 71.09765625Kb

The first workshop of the EFI coordinated start-up project for a European Forest Risk Facility took place in Barcelona on 7-9 May 2014. The project targets to identify needs, gaps and key tasks around the disturbances, windstorms, wildfires, biotic agents, drought and wildlife and what role a facility could play within the broad range of actors both within and across disturbances. This first event addressed the disturbance wildfires and was the first of a set of further workshops to be held during this summer on various forest disturbances.

View article



REGISTER NOW! EFI 2014 Annual Conference. 10-12 September 2014, Bilbao Spain.
More information

REGISTER NOW! Joensuu Forestry Networking Week: Non-wood products - an opportunity for bioeconomy. 2-4 September 2014, Joensuu, Finland. Extended deadline: 11 June 2014.
More information

2nd Nordic Conference on Forest Policy Science. 12-14 November 2014, Angavallen, Sweden.
More information


New publication from EFI's EU FLEGT Facility: ASEAN timber trade, customs and timber legality: Scoping study.
Read here

Cameroon and the EU have released a joint report on progress in implementing the Cameroon-EU VPA in 2013. Read the French version of the report here. (English and Spanish versions available soon).

Open post at EFI member organisations

Tenure Track Junior Professorship “Wood Technology and Wood Chemistry” - Faculty of Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology, University of Göttingen. Application deadline: 30 June 2014.
More information

Other news:

Call for nominations: European Young Urban Forester of the Year 2014. Application deadline: 31 May 2014.
More information

Open posts at EFI

Head of Finance at the EFI Headquarters, Joensuu, Finland. Application deadline: 9 June 2014.
More information

Administrative Officer for FLEGT&REDD Unit at the EFI Office, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Application deadline: 30 May 2014.
More information

Follow EFI in social media!

f_logo1_small.jpg : 12.8759765625Kb    twitter-bird-white-on-blue-copy.jpg : 35.2041015625Kb  

  youtube_small.jpg : 17.0283203125Kb

linkedinlogosmall.jpg : 15.998046875Kb


© European Forest Institute -