Thursday 1 October

Seminar on Forest policy research from theory to practice


In memory of Prof. Dr. Peter Glück
 
Interpretation English-Russian-English available

9:00   

Opening session

 

Welcome to the European Forest City 2015 
Mr. Vladimir Rublevskiy, Head of the Committee of Improvement, City of Saint-Petersburg
Dr. Yury Belenkiy, Rector, Saint-Petersburg State Forest University
Dr. Marc Palahí, Director, EFI

Introduction

Moderator: Mr. Ilpo Tikkanen, Metsämiesten säätiö Foundation, Finland

9:20

The role of science in the 21st century 
Mr. Esko Aho, Strategic Advisor on Russia-Europe cooperation, EFI

9:40

Russian forest policy context and developments  ( presentation )
Dr. Elena Kulikova, Senior Expert, EFI

9:55

Forest policy and governance research in Europe and in EFI ( presentation )
Dr. Georg Winkel, Head of Forest for Society Programme, EFI

10:10

Theory approaches in and for forest policy  ( presentation )
Prof.Dr. Bas Arts, Wageningen University

10:25  

Professional management of forest science-policy interface ( presentation )
Prof.Dr. Max Krott, Georg-August University of Göttingen

10:40

Questions and Answers

11:00

Coffee

11:25

Wrap-up of teh Plenary session
Mr. Ilpo Tikkanen, Metsämiesten säätiö Foundation

11:35

 

Part A) Forest policy science and the science policy interface

Moderators: Prof. Dr. Max Krott, Georg-August University of Göttingen 
and Dr. Helga Pülzl, EFI's Central-East and Sout-Est European Regional Office

 

Presentations on theoretical or empirical contributions

 

Discourse analysis
Prof.Dr. Daniela Kleinschmit, University of Freiburg 
 
Research on formulation and evaluation of national forest policies - state of art and future potentials ( presentation )
Prof.Dr. Gerard Buttoud, University of Tuscia

12:05

Discussion

12:25

Presentations on the science policy interface

 

Scientific basis on REDD+ and FLEGT policy  ( presentation )
Prof. Eduardo Rojas Briales, Polytechnical University of Valencia
 
Scientific basis of forest administrative reform - example of Swedish Forest Agency ( presentation )
Mr. Erik Sollander, Swedish Forest Agency

12:55

Discussion

13:15

Lunch

14:30

Wrap-up of the morning session (science) towards the introduction of speakers and their themes
in the Part B)
Prof. Dr. Max Krott and Dr. Helga Pülzl

 

Part B) Practice: The Russian perspective: recent developments, themes and challenges
- Exchange of views on the contribution of forest policy studies and the science-policy interface;  achievements and challenges

Moderator: Prof.Dr. Alexander Alekseev, Saint-Petersburg State Forest Technical University, Saint-Petersburg State University

14:40 

Russian Forest Policy: effectiveness of implementation: WWF's vision                     ( presentation )
Mr. Nikolay Shmatkov, WWF Russia

14:55

Lessons learnt in the RUSFOR project: Development of the Model Forest Code for Commonwealth of Independent States - CIS ( presentation )
Associate Prof. Alexander Dobrovolsky, Saint-Petersburg State Forest Technical University 

15:10

Opportunities for young foresters in the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia                   ( presentation)
Mr. Marat Zainullin, Kazan University 

15:15

Questions and Answers

15:35

Coffee

15:55

Part C) Science meets practice: Needs and contributions

 

Moderator: Dr. Kenneth Munson, International Paper ( presentation, RUS)                   ( presentation, ENG)

Panel discussion

Mr. Knut Oistad, Mission of Norway to the EU, Member of EFI Board
Prof. Bill Slee, The James Hutton Institute, Chair of EFI Scientific Advisory Board
Dr. Natalia V. Lukina, Centre for Forest Ecology and Productivity, Russian Academy of Science
Prof. Dr. Bas Arts, Wageningen University
Mr. Nikolay Shmatkov, WWF Russia

17:00

Concluding remarks
Dr. Bernhard Wolfslehner, EFI's Central-East and South-East European Regional Office