EFI Annual Conference gathered member organisations for decision-making and networking
The EFI Annual Conference gathered over 140 participants to Dresden last week for decision-making and for networking. Decisions were taken on issues such as expanding EFI strategic activities to include policy advice and to elect two new Board members to the EFI Board. The participants also heard the mid-term results of the external evaluation the Institute is currently undergoing. The afternoon seminar on future forest policy directions in Europe and the potential contributions by EFI to it sparked off a vivid discussion. In this context there were presentations by representatives from the European Commission DG Agriculture and Rural Development and DG Environment as well as from Forest Europe.
A scientific seminar entitled "Biomass from Forests and Other Wooded Lands – Production and Use" was successfully held in the context of the Annual Conference. This event was organised by the Technische Universität Dresden.