Programme

Participant list of the Annual Conference (final).

3 September 2009
Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland

9:00

Item 1

Opening of the Conference



Tony Killeen T.D. Minister for State, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food



Welcoming words

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

9:35

Item 2

Election of the Officers of the Conference



a) Chairperson and Vice-chairpersons
b) Minute-checkers
c) Vote-checkers

9:40

Item 3

Change of Rules and Procedures of the Conference 

9:45

Item 4

Project Centres



a) Project Centres 2000-2009 achievements and challenges
b) Renewal of Project Centre PHOENIX

10:15

Item 5

Regional Offices


a) State-of-the-art
b) Proposal for EFINORD

10:45

Coffee break

11:15

Item 6

Report on Activities in 2008-2009

11:15


a) Annual Report 2008 and highlights

11:30

b) Activities of the Board

11:35



c) Report of the Scientific Advisory Board

11:40

Item 7

 2008 Final Accounts and Auditors' report

11:50

Item 8

Work Plan and Budget 2010

12:05

Item 9

Election of Board Members



a) Renewal of one Board Membership
b) One new seat for the period of 2009-2012

 12:30



Official photograph and lunch

14:00

Item 10

Election of Auditors of Accounts of 2010

14:05

 Item 11

Membership Matters




a) Results of external membership survey
b) Membership fees

14:45

Item 12

Time and Venue of Annual Conferences in 2010 and 2011

a) Dresden 2010
b) Venue 2011

14:55

Item 13

Grants and Awards

15:00

Item 14

Any Other Business

15:10


Closing of the decision making session


Coffee break



The afternoon session aims to provide a forum for discussion on one
of the new, major benefits EFI offers to its member organisations, namely
regional networking.


15:45


Introduction to the afternoon's theme:
Mobilising EFI network: benefits of regional networking



Gert-Jan Nabuurs, Assistant Director, EFI

16:00

Mobilising a network organisation: Case the International Union for
Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN)



Tamás Marghescu, Regional Director for Pan-Europe, IUCN



Discussion

16:30


EFI regional networking in action: Case EFIMED and networking on the topic
of Water and Forests


Marc Palahi, Head of Office, EFIMED




Discussion on the possibilities for mobilising regional networking

17:00


Closing of the Conference

19:00


Banquet Dinner in St. Patrick's Hall, State Apartments, Dublin Castle