Networking session with young scientists

EFI Young Scientists Session: "Building the future"

Networking session in connection with the EFI 2014 Annual Conference
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 17:15-19:00

Networking and international experience are important components in the development of career of early stage researcher, and EFI network offers a good platform to connect young European forest scientists among themselves as well as with senior scientists. EFI’s Strategy and Business plans recognise capacity building as one of its strategic goals.

EFI is in the process of developing new instruments to support a new generation of forest scientists in Europe who can better address emerging scientific challenges and policy questions. Summer schools and Short Scientific Visits will be part of EFI portfolio. In addition, a specific young scientist session will be organised within each EFI Annual Conference to provide an opportunity to the new generation of forest scientists to present their work to EFI Network. The first session will take place during the 2014 Annual Conference in Bilbao on 10 September 2014.

The session will provide young scientists with an opportunity to present their ongoing contributions to forest research. Three young scientists will be selected according to the scientific innovation, policy relevance and interdisciplinary nature of the work. All accepted applicants will have an opportunity to display their posters in the Young Scientists Session on 10 September 2014 while the three winning scientists are invited to give an oral presentation of their work to the EFI Network in this session.

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Targeted presenters: Young scientists who have completed a PhD at one of EFI’s member organisations within the three years before the 2014 EFI Annual Conference.

Research focus: We will encourage young scientist who has during their PhD addressed one or more of the following issues:
- Cross-sectoral nature of the forest-based sector
- Policy questions (to which policies your research is related to)
- European or regional research scope
- Interdisciplinary research approaches

Specifications for application are available here.

EFI and its Regional Offices provide financial support
for four winning applicants: 500 Euros

Note: Call for presentations to Young Scientists Session has been closed on 13 June 2014. Applicants will be notified on acceptance of his/her application by 1 July 2014.

More information:
Dr. Marc Palahí, Interim Director, EFI, e-mail: marc.palahi(at)
Ms. Ulla Vänttinen, Policy Support Officer, EFI, e-mail: ulla.vanttinen(at)

Posters already prepared for other meetings are welcome