Thursday 22 September

9:00 - 13:00

Members dialogue session

9:00 - 9:25 Welcoming words
  Prof. Dr. Barbara Hinterstoisser, Vice-Rector, University of Natural Resources
and Life Sciences, Vienna
  Dr. Peter Mayer, Federal Research and Training Centre for Forests,
Natural Hazards and Landscape, Austria
  Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Scarascia-Mugnozza, University of Tuscia, 
Chairman of the Board, EFI
9:25 - 9:45 Session on the new EFI Strategy
  Moderator: Dr. Eeva Hellström, Sitra - the Finnish Innovation Fund,
Vice-Chair of the Board, EFI
  Towards a new EFI Strategy
  Dr. Marc Palahí, EFI ( presentation )
9:45 - 11:15 Panel Discussion

- Dr. Juha S. Niemelä, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Finland 
- Prof. Dr. Viliam Pichler, Dean of Faculty of Forestry,
Technical University of Zvolen

- Ms. May Anne Then, Former President of
International Forestry Students' Association (IFSA)

- Mr. Johannes Schima, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry,
Environment and Water Management, Austria

- Dr. François Houllier, Ministry of Agriculture, France (CGAAER),
Former President of INRA

  Open Discussion
11:15 - 11:45 Coffee break
11:45 - 13:10 Networking session
11:45 EFI Facilitating and networking initiatives ( presentation )
  Dr. Robert Mavsar, EFI
12:05 Information from FTP: priorities for the H2020 ( presentation )
  Johan Elvnert, FTP
12:35 HARDWOODS initiative ( presentation )
  Dr. Andreas Kleinschmit von Lengefeld, FCBA
13:05 Closing of the session
13:10 - 14:15 Lunch

14:15 - 17:40

Official 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‐chairs
            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 2015
        b) Approval of the audited financial statements 2015
        c) Approval of the Work Plan for 2017

Item 5  Election of Auditors of Accounts of 2017 ( presentation )

        a) Proposal for auditor selection process

Item 6  Board members 2016‐2019

        a) Two new seats for the period of 2016‐2019

Item 7 Venue of Annual Conferences in 2017 and in 2018

        a) Oslo, Norway, 2017 ( presentation )
        b) Venue of Annual Conference in 2018 and 2019 ( presentation )

Item 8 Conference and Membership Issues ( presentation )
        a) A welcome to new members
        b) Membership fees 2017
        c) Conference Rules of Procedures

Item 9 Any Other Business ( presentation )
        a) EFI fellowships


Closing of the Decision‐making session


Transportation to the Gala dinner (from the Annual Conference venue:
Feistmantelstraße 4, 1180 Vienna, Austria)

20:00 -

Gala dinner, Restaurant Kahlenberg, Vienna