Marc Palahí is new EFI Deputy Director

Dr Palahí’s new role will see him responsible for the overall coordination and integration of EFI’s strategic activities related to research and policy support. This consists of strengthening the R&D capacity at the EFI Headquarters and the overall coordination role of EFI HQ regarding research and policy support activities within EFI. He will also continue to work on strengthening the role of EFI in enhancing the science-policy dialogue across all the stages of the policy processes and coordinating the presence of EFI in existing European political structures and initiatives.

Dr. Palahí has worked as a Head of EFI Mediterranean Regional Office since the establishment of EFIMED in 2007. During the 5 years as Head of EFIMED, Dr Palahi has worked intensively in advocating for Mediterranean forest research as well as towards improving forest research cooperation and networking at a Pan-Mediterranean level. Dr Palahí, will continue to be linked to the Mediterranean region through his role in the FORESTERRA ERA-Net scheme

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The current Deputy Head of EFIMED, Robert Mavsar, will be the Acting Head of EFIMED from January onwards until a new Head of EFIMED has been recruited.

Photo: Saku Ruusila

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