Programme

Wednesday 5 September

EFI 2007 Annual Conference

The technical sessions of the Annual Conference of the European Forest Institute.
Open only to the EFI member organisations and invited observers.

7:30

Departure by bus to Conference venue from the parking lot of Novotel Hotel, address: 24/26 Nowogrodzka Street

8:00-8:50 Registration in Crystal Aula, in the campus of Warsaw Agricultural University

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 5 Input of Science Community to the Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue of the MCPFE

Discussion

10:15 Item 4 EFI Position on Research of Genetically Manipulated Trees
Francois Houllier (Chairman of EFI Board 2004-2006), INRA, France

Discussion

10:40 Introduction of Networking Exhibition Networking at the EFI 2007 Annual Conference.pdf

10:45 Coffee

11:20 Item 3 Keynote Presentation:
a) Why international co-operation in forest research?

Ann Bartuska, Deputy Chief for Research and Development,
USDA Forest Service, USA

Discussion

11:50 b) Role of Forest Research in the FP7

Discussion

12:30 Official Photograph and Lunch

14:00 Item 6 Strategic Issues
a) EFI Strategy 2022
Discussion

b) Regional Offices
Discussion

c) Proposal for a new Project Centre

15:30 Coffee

16:00 Item 7 Administrative Issues
a) Reports on Activities in 2006-2007

i) Annual Report 2006 & highlights
ii) Activities of the Project Centres
iii) Activities of the Board
iv) Report of the Scientific Advisory Board

16:45 b) Final accounts and Auditors' report of EFI

16:50 c) Work Plan and Budget 2008

17:05 d) Rota for Board Members

17:20 e) Election of Auditors of the Accounts of 2008

17:30 f) Membership Matters

17:40 g) Time and venue of Annual Conferences in 2008, 2009 and 2010
i) Orvieto, Italy in 2008
ii) Venues of 2009 and 2010

17:55 h) Grants and Awards

18:00 Item 8 Any other business

Closing of the Conference

18:30 Departure by bus to the official dinner

19:45 Official Dinner

Thursday 6 September - Friday 7 September

IUFRO European Congress 2007: Forests and Forestry in the Context of Rural Development

The programme is available in the IUFRO European Congress 2007 website.

Saturday 8 September

Field trip

More information about the field trip is available in the IUFRO European Congress website.

Field trip