Wednesday 10 September

Members dialogue session

Room: Auditorium Mitxelena

At the Members dialogue session in the morning of 10 September, delegates are invited to discuss the matters related to official decision-making session on EFI affairs. The aim of this session is to facilitate the decisions to be taken this and next year.

9:00

Welcoming words

Prof. Dr. J. Bo Larsen, Chairman of the Board, EFI
Ms. Leire Salaberria, Executive President, The Union for Southern European Forest Owners (USSE)
Mr. Josu Ezkurdia, CEO, NEIKER-Tecnalia


Moderator: Dr. Andreas Kleinschmit von Lengefeld , Institut technologique FCBA

9:20

EFI as a network organisation – highlights and emerging opportunities  ( presentation )
Dr. Marc Palahí, Interim Director, EFI

9:30

Sustainability and climate change ( presentation )
Dr. Marcus Lindner, Head of Programme Sustainability and Climate Change, EFI

9:40

Forest for society ( presentation )
Dr. Robert Mavsar, Head of Programme Forest for Society, EFI

9:50

Foresight and policy support ( presentation )
Prof. Dr. Lauri Hetemäki, Head of Programme Foresight and Policy Support, EFI

10:00

Discussion 

10:35

Coffee

11:05

Introduction of the session: The role of EFI Project Centres and EFI Regional Offices
Dr. Marc Palahí, Interim Director, EFI

11:10

EFI Project Centres – highlights of the work
Prof. Roberto Tognetti, MOUNTFOR ( presentation)
Prof. Dr. Alexander Alekseev, RUSFOR ( presentation )

11:30

Added value of EFI Regional Office – remarks ( presentation )
Prof. Ted Farrell, EFI’s Atlantic European Regional Office – EFIATLANTIC

11:35

Panel discussion: EFI as a regionally-based European Network
Mr. Inazio Martinez de Arano, EFIMED
Dr. Bernhard Wolfslehner, EFICEEC-EFISEE
Prof. Ted Farrell, EFIATLANTIC
Dr. Jean-Luc Peyron, GIP-ECOFOR
Dr. Jan C. Svensson, Nordic Forest Research (SNS)

12:35

Progress towards a European Forest Risk Facility ( presentation )
Mr. Marc Castellnou / Mr. Andreas Schuck, Project FRISK-GO, EFICENT

12:50

Wrap-up and insight to afternoon’s session

13:00

Lunch

14:30

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