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April's edition of EFI Network News from the Mediterranean Facility features the Open Innovation Challenge launched by INCREDIBLE project, blog posts about the activities taken place during Mediterranean Forest weeks among many other highlights.
EFIMED and other experts from both the Northern and Southern Mediterranean regions participated to present inspiring examples of social entrepreneurship, participatory approaches and land restoration concerning non-wood forest products.
Do you have an interesting solution or business idea to solve a technological, social or environmental challenge for non-wood forest products in the Mediterranean?
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.
The initiative launched at the workshop is an important step in enhancing forest resilience in Canada.

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.

Participants agreed on the importance of European collaboration to exchange knowledge and experiences to adjust and integrate forest management practices responding to both conservation and forest production demands.

The European Forest Institute’s Bordeaux Office (EFIPLANT) who coordinates the PLURIFOR project on Transnational Plans for the Management of Forest Risks participated to the workshop and shared experience on the management of pinewood nematode (PWN) in South Western Europe and tools for detection and monitoring biotic threats.
This year’s Annual Conference will be held in Aberdeen, UK on 18 - 20 September.
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. However, there is no systematic assessment of the European-China forest-based bioeconomy development. What are the opportunities, challenges and policy implications this has?

It is a forest scenario model that projects forest resource development on regional to European scale
met to exchange ideas for their annual work plan
Our latest ThinkForest event discussed how to respond to bark beetles, storms and fires
How Ivorian smallholder cocoa farmers are restoring lost tree cover
EFI’s latest science-policy study provides new recommendations on dealing with increasing bark beetle outbreaks