Science supporting policy making

EFI Policy Support:  Science Supporting Policy-making brochure

  • Provides and disseminates science-based knowledge to decision-makers
  • Offers foresight and identifies emerging policy-relevant information needs
  • Improves the understanding of policy makers on strategic and cross-sector forest policy issues based on existing scientific knowledge and expertise
  • Enhances science-policy dialogue

We work with European decision-makers, stakeholders, policy institutions and EFI's member organisations to bring our science-based knowledge to the policy arena through our ThinkForest forum and other activities.

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Looking ahead to a circular European bioeconomy

7 November 2017, Brussels

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ThinkForest news:

New European circular bioeconomy strategy has to be mainstreamed

Using science to improve policy

Building a pro-active relationship between the economy and ecology 

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Science Supporting Policy-making

Read issue 3-2017


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On our YouTube channel

Watch the November 2017 ThinkForest seminar: Looking ahead to a circular European bioeconomy

Watch the September 2017 ThinkForest seminar: Implementing Natura 2000 in forests

Watch the May 2017 ThinkForest seminar: Leading the way to a new European bioeconomy strategy

This work is funded by EFI's Multi-Donor Trust Fund for policy support, which is supported by the Governments of Austria, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Spain and Sweden.


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"The role of science becomes more important than ever to support policy makers to understand and explore policy options".

Marc Palahí, EFI Director
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Latest publications

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What Science Can Tell Us 8: Towards a sustainable European forest-based bioeconomy – assessment and the way forward

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From Science to Policy 5: Leading the way to a European circular bioeconomy strategy

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What Science Can Tell Us 7:  Natura 2000 and forests: Assessing the state of implementation and effectiveness

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From Science to Policy 4: Forest bioeconomy - a new scope for sustainability indicators

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From Science to Policy 3: Forest biomass, carbon neutrality and climate change mitigation

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Read the June 2016 statement from Esko Aho and Göran Persson: Bioeconomy can tackle society’s grand challenges