Sharing knowledge and networking

Esko Aho, Christine Lang, Göran Persson ThinkForest: A European high-level forum on the future of forests

ThinkForest is a high-level discussion and information-sharing forum, which strengthens communication between the science community and key policy makers in the EU on strategic forest-related issues. 

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Inform-Prioritize-Collaborate: Cooperation of Regions on innovation in forest management, use of wood and forest-related services

This workshop was held in Brussels in May 2014, and brought together over 150 participants. Its aim was to motivate Regions to cooperate in setting priorities for innovation in the forestry sector and to connect potential stakeholders around concrete actions which could be supported by EU funding programmes. Find out more

A second edition of the innovation workshop was held in January 2016. Find out more



Joensuu Forestry Networking Week 

JFNW (Joensuu Forestry Networking Week) brought together scientists, policy makers and professionals to learn and discuss emerging forest-related topics. It was a three-day event: two days dedicated to keynote presentations and group work, with an additional day-long field trip where participants had the opportunity to discuss the topic with regional stakeholders.

As the number of preregistrations did not meet the expectations of the organising committee, the Joensuu Forestry Networking Week (JFNW) 2014 “Non‐wood products ‐ an opportunity for bioeconomy?” has been cancelled.


AGORA: Advancing Capacities in Mediterranean Forestry Research

Policy brief 8 The AGORA project (2010-2012) implemented research partnerships, networking, capacity building and knowledge transfer in two North African countries, Tunisia and Morocco.

AGORA project website

EFI Policy Brief 8: AGORA Making the Difference - Towards a Mediterranean Forest Research Area


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