Programme

Sustainable forest management - research capacities and priorities

19 November 2014
Hotel Korston, Kazan, Russia

9.00

Opening addresses

Martin Greimel, Ministerialrat, Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Austria

9:15

Keynote
Forest research capacities and resources in Russia and the Eastern Partnership countries, presentation of the results of the SUMFOREST study

Elena Kulikova, Senior expert, European Forest Institute

Discussion

10:20 

Coffee break

10:50

Keynote
Emerging forest research priorities and challenges: societal and policy needs

Anna Fursova, Department of Science, Education and International Cooperation, Russian Federal Forestry Agency

11:10

Keynote
Emerging forest research priorities and challenges in the field of forest ecology and management, including climate change

Natalia Lukina, Director, Centre for Forest Ecology and Productivity RAS

11:30

Keynote
Forest research as an integral part of higher education system in Russia: priorities and capacities

Andrey Selikhovkin, Rector, Saint-Petersburg State Forest Technical University

11:50








13:00

Panel discussion
Emerging forest research priorities and challenges in Russia and Eastern Partnership

Moderator: Elena Kulikova, EFI
Panelists: keynote speakers and representatives from Eastern Partnership Countries
(Hovik Sayadyan, Armenia, Nizami Ismayilov, Azerbaijan, Uladzimir Useania, Belarus, Teimuraz Kandelaki, Georgia, Dumitru Galupa, Moldava)


Lunch

14:00

Keynote
Priorities for forestry/forest sector research in EU countries – the Strategic Research Agenda of the Forest-based sector Technology Platform (FTP), and possible commonalities with the priorities of Russia and Eastern Partnership

Johan Elvnert, Director, Forest-based Sector Technology Platform

14:20

Keynote 
Public-private partnership in forest research: case of "Larch" project. Research and practical results

Eduard Akim, Head of Department, St. Petersburg State Technical University of Plant Polymers

14:35

General Discussion
Identifying EU-Russia joint research needs

Martin Greimel, Ministerialrat, Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Austria 

15:30



16:00

Conclusions and steps forward
Martin Greimel, Coordinator of SUMFOREST


Adjourn and coffee