Read reflections from Marc Castellnou and Pau Costa Foundation on why and how forest fires are becoming a European problem.
We are saddened to hear of the passing of our former EFI colleague, long-term collaborator and friend Prof. Timo Karjalainen. Many of us in the EFI network and beyond were lucky to work with him and to know him personally.
Timo collaborate with us on regular basis, especially in the field of Russian-Europe co-operation, where he was instrumental in developing the Young Leadership Programme on Russian bioeconomy.
The Republic of Estonia has ratified the Convention on the European Forest Institute and the entry into force will take place on 26 August 2018.
The Convention on EFI has now been ratified by a total of 29 European countries. The ratifying countries are Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the UK.
EFI facilities aim at stakeholder interaction with a specific focus on capacity building activities. The Planted Forests Facility contributes to this objective by not only supporting the organisation of training courses for scientists within the framework of the EVOLTREE network, but also organising summershools and workshop and other events for end-users such as forest owners, forest managers, companies, decision makers, regional authorities, NGO members and cross-sectorial organisations.