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EFI with the documentary filmmaker Patrick Augenstein had the opportunity to interview five policymakers and researchers attending the INFORMAR final conference in February: Eva Müller from the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), Robert Nasi from the Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Natalia Lukina from the Russian Academy of Science, Klaus J. Puettmann from Oregon State University, and Eeva Primmer from the Finnish Environmental Institute (SYKE).

On 24 June, the Integrate Network facilitated by the European Forest Institute organised the first Integrate Webinar. The webinar focused on the European Green Deal and its impacts on forest management and protection in Europe, with a special focus on the integration of biodiversity conservation into sustainable forest management – which is the main focus of the Network.

Registration is open for representatives of EFI member organisations and Member Countries

EFIMED’s June newsletter is now available. In this issue readers will enjoy as a top story the article by EFI’s director Marc Palahí where he addresses the needs to change our economic model towards a circular bioeconomy to face the coming crises with greater resilience and to stop the destruction of our ecosystems.

Survey on future careers in the forest-related sector
Look behind the scenes – meet our experts that make EFI work
Look behind the scenes – meet our experts that make EFI work

An article published in Solutions Journal sets out a 10-point Action Plan to create a circular bioeconomy devoted to sustainable wellbeing.

The COVID-19 crisis and future recovery presents a unique opportunity to transition towards a sustainable wellbeing economy centered around people and nature. The Action Plan is a call for global, holistic and transformative action to put the world on a sustainable path, and features the latest scientific insights and breakthrough technologies from a number of disciplines and sectors.

Leading representatives from science, investors and industry met with HRH The Prince of Wales
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The last edition of EFIMED’s newsletter is actively asking for our Mediterranean community's participation! During these last months of confinement due to COVID-19 many projects have launched surveys and questionnaires in order to analyse the effects of this situation on the forest sector.

Forest Europe (formerly known as the Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe - MCPFE and established on 18 December 1990) is Europe´s high level political process that develops common strategies for its 47 signatories (46 European countries and the European Union) on sustainable management of forests (including the protection of forests) in the Pan-European region.

EFI has selected eight young researchers as Short-term Mobility (STM) grantees in the 2020 call.

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My Sustainable Forest project launches a survey to understand how the COVID-19 situation is affecting the forest management market situation and whether Earth Observation products can help businesses.

What is the future of forest-related employment and education in different countries around the globe? What are green jobs? Are there changes in forest sector employment? What are the major drivers of these changes – and how does tertiary education respond to them? These questions were discussed at the Bonn expert’s workshop that took place from the 18th to 19th November 2019 at the European Forest Institute (EFI) Bonn Office.