Wednesday 30 September

Members dialogue session

At the Members dialogue session in the morning of 30 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

 

Moderator: Dr. Peter Mayer, Federal Research Training Centre for Forests, Natural Hazards and Landscape, Austria Alexander Aleksee
Prof.Dr. Alexander Alekseev, Saint-Petersburg State Forest Technical University
Dr. Marc Palahí, Director, EFI

9:25

Multi-Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) for Policy Support ( presentation )

 

Guidelines and topics of MDTF (20')
Prof. Dr. Lauri Hetemäki, Assistant Director, EFI

Discussion (30')

10:15

Coffee

10:40

Future of European Forest Research ( presentation )

 

Introduction (10')
Dr. Robert Mavsar, Deputy Director, EFI

The role of forest research in building an innovative, sustainable and inclusive bioeconomy: opportunities in Horizon 2020 (15')  ( presentation )
Dr. Doru-Leonard Irimie, European Commission, DG Research and Innovation

1-2 Questions (5')

Future opportunities for European Forest Research towards ERA co-fund (15')         ( presentation )
Dr. Martin Greimel, European Forest Institute

Discussion with the two speakers (25')

11:50

 

Panel discussion:
Forest research in Europe: emerging opportunities and challenges
 

Prof.Dr. Giuseppe Scarascia-Mugnozza, Agricultural Research Council of Italy, Member of EFI Board
Prof. Konstantin von Teuffel, Director, Forest Research Institute of Baden-Württenberg, Chair of FTP Advisory Group
Dr. Jari Varjo, Director, Natural Resources Institute Finland
Dr. Natalia Lukina, Centre for Forest Ecology and Productivity, Russian Academy of Sciences


12:55

Closing of the session

 

Dr. Peter Mayer, Federal Research and Training Centre for Forests, Natural Hazards and Landscape, Austria

13:00

Lunch

14:00

EFI Annual Conference decision-making session

 

Item 1 Opening of the Conference

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

Item 2  Election of the Officers of the Conference

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

Item 3  Board report to the Conference ( presentation )

Item 4  EFI Reports and Plans ( presentation )

            a) Review and adoption of the Annual Report 2014
            b) Approval of the audited financial statements 2014
            c) Approval of the Work Plan for 2016

Item 5   Election of Auditors of Accounts of 2016 ( presentation )

Item 6   Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) report to the Conference ( presentation )

Item 7   EFI Regional Offices

            a) Update on modalities of the Regional Offices ( presentation )
            b) Future of the EFI Regional Office EFINORD ( presentation )

Item 8   Board members 2015-2018

            a) Renewal of one Board Membership
            b) One new seat for the period of 2015–2018

Item 9   Membership Issues ( presentation )

            a) A welcome to new members               
            b) Membership fees 2016

Item 10  Venue of Annual Conferences in 2016 and 2017

            a) Vienna, Austria, 2016 ( presentation )
            b) Venue of Annual Conference in 2017 ( presentation )

Item 11  Any Other Business

            a) EFI fellowship ( presentation )
            b) International Forestry Students' Association (IFSA) – activity report

  19:00              Departure to the Gala Dinner by bus
  19:30              Gala Dinner