Members from 10 different European countries have gathered to establish best practices for forest management post disasters, in a meeting organized by the European Network Integrate, the Ministry of Environment of Poland and State Forests, and facilitated by the European Forest Institute.

The initiative launched at the workshop is an important step in enhancing forest resilience in Canada.
A primary goal of the meeting was to encourage closer engagement between arboriculturists and scientists working in the urban environment with forest scientists concerned with wind damage.
EFI’s Director Marc Palahí presented the Lord Provost of Aberdeen, Councillor Barney Crockett with a certificate on 11 April.

China’s role as a major export destination for European forest products, and as a source of capital for developing bioeconomy in Europe, and a key partner in climate mitigation, has increased significantly especially in the current decade.

March's edition of EFI Mediterranean Facility News features the latest updates from Mediterranean Forest Week (MFW), the International Day of Forests, the publication of the first national report in Italy on forests and forestry as well as research projects about grafting techniques and genetic conservation, among many other highlights.
Territorial contracts and common labelling were key ideas arising out of the INCREDIBLE Interregional Workshop on “Resin extraction as a building block of sustainable forest multifunctionality”.
The second project meeting of FOSPREF-Wind was held at Forest Research near to Edinburgh, Scotland on 26th - 27th February 2019.
Two members of EFI’s Scientific Advisory Board have been awarded the prestigious IUFRO Scientific Achievement Awards 2019. Our warm congratulations to Prof Dr. Maria Nijnik, UK and Prof. Dr. Elena Paoletti, Italy!
On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Klaus Storm, EFIPLANT participated at the annual forest conference organised by the Regional Natural Park of the Landes de Gascogne at the emblematic Ecomuseum of Marquèze on the 19th January 2019.
January's EFI Mediterranean Facility News features the launch of a new platform for the Mediterranean forest network, MedForest, European expert collaboration for ecosystem services and a social and economic project bringing hiking to the Lebanese landscape.
This innovative study provides us with key information about the situation of the market of resin in Europe and in the world.
Under the title 'Resin resource modelling in a context of climate change', the event was a unique opportunity for attendees to keep up to date with the latest developments of the resin sector and current demands.

In the final working week of 2018, EFI Bonn received the confirmation that the EFI-coordinated CLEARING HOUSE project on urban forest-based solutions (UFBS) has been selected for funding by the European Commission.

EFIPLANT was host from 6 November to 18 December to Marine Duperat, a PhD student at Laval Université, Quebec.

While policy coherence could be the mortar that interlocks the building blocks of good governance, it is often neglected.

An online survey has been launched to assess in what ways citizens value Forest Ecosystem Services (FES) within the Sumforest ERA-Net project POLYFORES “Decision-making support for Forest Ecosystem Services in Europe”.
PEFC Italy responds to the extreme losses sustained by Italian forests in the aftermath of the storm "Vaia" with a project for sustainable supply chain certification for damaged trees.
Nominations now open for the best teaching method to the Global Competition on Best Practices in Forest Education
Processionary moths flocked to the spotlight for the first ever Processionary Moth Meeting, which brought together scientists and researchers in Hammamet, Tunisia from 6-8 December 2018.
The Forum on Catalan Wildfire Research, held in Barcelona on 6 November 2018, was a space for key regional actors in wildfire management to discuss research, collaboration opportunities, and shared challenges.
The 2018 Bioregions Forum hosted by CTFC and EFI in Barcelona emphasised the potential of Europe’s rural regions in the bioeconomy, highlighting also the need for regional collaboration, investment, and policy across Europe.

New Joint EFI-IFSA-IUFRO Project on "Global student networking and green jobs" analyses changing employment in the forest sector and prepares current forest students and young scientists for future leadership.