Final list of participants (updated 25 September 2006).

Report of the meeting

Wednesday 13 September


Registration to the EFI 2006 Annual Conference and the Scientific Seminar in the lobby of the Abbey Rolduc.

Thursday 14 September

EFI 2006 Annual Conference

The technical sessions of the Annual Conference of the European Forest Institute.

Open only to the EFI member organisations and invited observers.

Background documents for the EFI 2006 Annual Conference available here

Registration to the EFI 2006 Annual Conference and the Scientific Seminar continues in the lobby of the Abbey Rolduc.

9:00 Item 1 Opening of the Conference

Welcoming words
a) Registration of the Participants
b) Adoption of the Agenda

9:20 Item 2 Election of the Officers of the Conference
a) Chairperson and Vice-chairpersons
b) Minute-checkers
c) Vote-checkers

9:30 Item 3 Reports on Activities in 2005-2006
9:30 a) Annual Report 2005 & highlights in Research Programmes
9:45 b) Activities of the Project Centres
9:55 c) Activities of the Board
10:05 d) Report of the Scientific Advisory Board
10:10 e) Final accounts and Auditors' report of EFI Association

10:15 Item 4 Work plan and budget 2007

10:30 Coffee break

11:00 Item 5 Strategic issues
11:00 a) Values of EFI
11:30 b) Vision and Strategy for EFI
11:50 c) Structure of EFI
- Project Centres
- Regional Offices
12:20 Discussion

12:50 Official photograph and lunch

14:20 Item 6 Future of Forest Research
14:20 a) Forest-Based Sector Technology Platform
(guest speaker: C.G. Beckeman, Project Director, FTP)

14:40 Discussion

14:50 b) Case: EFORWOOD project
(guest speaker: Kaj Rosén, Project Leader, EFORWOOD)

15:10 Discussion

15:20 Item 7 Appointment of Board members and auditors 2006/2007
a) Appointment of Board members
- presentation of applicants
- selection of the Board member
b) Appointment of Auditors of 2007 accounts

15:45 Coffee break

16:15 Item 7 Appointment of Board members and auditors 2006/2007 (continues)

16:20 Item 8 Membership matters
a) Membership fees 2007
b) Results of the survey 'The flow of information between forest science and forest policy in Europe'

16:40 Item 9 Time and venue of Annual Conferences in 2007 and 2008
a) Warsaw, Poland 2007
b) Venue of 2008

16:55 Item 10 Any other business
a) Ponsse Award
b) Foundation Grant
c) Any other matters

17:15 Item 11 Closing of the Conference

(17:15-18:00 EFI Board meeting)

19:00 Departure for the official dinner

19:30 Official dinner

Friday 15 September

Scientific Seminar 'The Role of Forestry in Integrated Environmental Assessments'

8.00 - 8.50

Registration in the lobby of the Abbey Rolduc
9.00 - 9.15 Opening

Session 1: The Role of Forestry in Environmental Assessments

9.15 - 10.00
Forests and Environmental Assessment: How Do They Link?
P. Duinker, School for Resource and Environmental Studies, Dalhousie University, Canada
Duinker_abstract.pdf, Duinker_presentation.pdf

10.00 -10.30 Forest Biodiversity Indicators and Forests as Part of Nature Conservation Areas
T-B. Larsson, European Environmental Agency

10.30 - 11.00 "Nothing ventured, nothing gained" - The Role of Forestry in the Global Biodiversity Outlook
M. van Oorschot, Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, the Netherlands
van Oorschot_abstract.pdf, van Oorschot_presentation.pdf

11.00 - 11.30 Coffee

Session 2: Integrated Assessments in European Research Area

11.30 - 12.00 Assessing the Impacts of EU Policies on Sustainable Forest Management: the SENSOR Approach
M. Pérez-Soba, Centre for Geo-Information, Wageningen UR , Alterra, the Netherlands
Perez-Soba_abstract.pdf Perez-Soba.pdf

12.00 - 12.30 ATEAM IP: Vulnerability and Resilience of Forests in Europe
R. Leemans, Wageningen University, the Netherlands

12.30 - 14.00 Lunch

14.00 - 15.30 Session 3: Voluntary presentations

Each voluntary presentation consist of 15-minute presentation, 5 minutes for discussion and a 5-minute response by an invited speaker.

14.00 - 14.30
The Role of Stakeholder Dialogues in Forest Related Integrated Assessments
M. Welp, University of Applied Sciences Eberswalde, Germany
Welp_abstract.pdf, Welp_presentation.pdf

14.30 - 15.00 Multifunctional Forest Management - Public Assessment of Sustainability of the Forest Economy in Bulgaria
G. Kostov, University of Forestry, Bulgaria
Kostov_abstract.pdf Kostov_presentation.pdf

15.00 - 15.30 Cross-analysis of Current and Potential Forest Cover in Europe: an Appraisal of the Anthropogenic Footprint on Forest Physiognomy
M. Marcetti, Italian Academy of Forest Sciences, Italy
Marchetti_abstract.pdf, Marchetti_presentation.pdf

15.30 - 16.00 Coffee

16.00-17.00 Session 4: Voluntary presentations

16.00 - 16.30 Forest Resources of Russia and its Use
A. Tsarev, Petrozavodsk State University, Russia
Tsarev_abstract.pdf, Tsarev_presentation.pdf

16.30 - 17.00 Forest Ecosystems Biodiversity as an Indicator of Environmental Quality at Regional Level
A. Alekseev, Saint Petersburg State Forest Technical Academy, Russia
Alekseev_abstract.pdf Alekseev_presentation.pdf

17.00 Closing of the Seminar

19.00 Dinner in the Abbey Rolduc

Poster abstacts:

Saturday 16 September

Full day excursion