Short Scientific Visits

Each year, EFI offers grants for scientific visits for young researchers from forest research and education organisations to visit another institution.

The next SSV call is planned to be open 4-27 March 2019.

In 2018 EFI offered eight grants for Short Scientific Visits (SSV) for Early Stage Researchers from EFI Associate and Affiliate Member organisations. The visits provide a unique opportunity for interested candidates to get involved in international level forest research and research co-operation.

Meet 2018 SSV grantees!

Alessia Portaccio from the University of Padova, Italy.

She visited the University of Freiburg, Germany.
Multi-scale assessment of forest biodiversity change: sharing methods and data to analyse the implementation of the Natura200-related policies in different national contexts

Eulàlia Baulenas i Serra from the University of Freiburg, Germany.

She visited the European Forest Institute 1-19 October, 2018.
Policy integration between the forest and water sectors in the region of Catalonia

Kelly Peeters from InnoRenew CoE, Slovenia

She visited the Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research, Norway 20 September - 4 October, 2018.
Determination of leaching products and fungal decay test on modified wood impregnated with non-toxic chemicals

Michal Pástor from National Forest Centre – Forest Research Institute in Zvolen, Slovakia.

He visited Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic 18-29 June, 2018
Monitoring and assessment of agroforestry systems: sustainable land use systems to mitigate climate change and building for greener rural development

Priit Põllumäe from the Estonian University of Life Sciences, Estonia.

He visited the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria 13-27 August, 2018.
Private forest policy and management in Estonia – discourses on the national governance arrangements

Simone Iacopino from the University of Padova, Italy

He will be visiting INRA University of Bordeaux, France.
Joint between ecologists, hydrologists and economists: exploring the multiple effects of the invasive alien Robinia tree

Todora Rogelja from the University of Padova, Italy.

She will be visiting University of Freiburg, Germany.
Analyzing Governance Capacities of Public Actors for Supporting Forest-Based Social Innovation Initiatives – Moving Beyond Lead Roles of Public Actors to Building New Collaborative Governance Arrangements

Volodymyr Blyshchyk from National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine.

He will be visiting Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland.
Wood density, above-ground live biomass and biomass expansion factor for trees of soft wood deciduous species of Ukraine

More information

The aims of a Short Scientific Visit are to contribute to the scientific objectives of EFI and to strengthen the EFI network by allowing young scientists to: gain experience of working in a different organisation in another European country, foster collaboration, and learn a new technique, methods or tools not available in their own institution.

The call for applications for 2018 is closed. The visits will take place between June 17, 2018 and May 31, 2019. 

For more information about the grants, please contact Ms. Katriina Pajari (katriina.pajari @

Template and instructions for the SSV report.