Annual Conference

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, at 9.00-16.30
(for the representatives of EFI member organisations and Member Countries only)

Provisional Agenda



Members´ dialogue session

8.00 Registration opens
9.00 Governance programme (50´) Session documents
  Introduction (5´)
  Marc Palahí, EFI
  Video greeting from Robert Nasi, CIFOR
  Reflections from the FLEGT and REDD Unit (15´)
  Jussi Viitanen, EFI
  Valérie Merckx, EFI
  Focus and activities of the new Governance programme (15´)
  Georg Winkel, EFI
  Discussion (15´)
9.50 Structuring the European forest research
  Introduction (5´)
  Robert Mavsar, EFI
  Insights on Horizon Europe (10´)
  Martin Greimel, BOKU (presentation)
  FTP Strategic Research Agenda (10´)
  Johan Elvnert, FTP (presentation)
  Panel discussion (45´)
  Catherine Bastien, INRA
  Marc Hanewinkel, University of Freiburg
  Robert Marušák, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague
  Ritva Toivonen, University of Helsinki
  Josef Turok, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Slovak Republic

Coffee break


Decision-making session


Item 1
  Opening of the Conference decision-making session (10´)
  a) Registration of the Participants
  b) Adoption of the Agenda (voting item)
11.40 Item 2
  Election of the Officers of the Conference (5´) (voting item)
  a) Vice-chair of the Conference 2020
  b) Minute-checkers
  c) Vote-checkers
11.45 Item 3
  Board's report to the Conference (10´)
11.55 Item 4
  EFI Reports and Plans (30´) (voting item)
  a) Review and adoption of the Annual report 2018
  b) Approval of the audited financial statements 2018
  c) Approval of the Work Plan for 2020
12.25 Item 5
  Election of Auditors of Accounts for 2020 (5´) (voting item)
12.30 Item 6
  Board members 2019-2022 (5´) (voting item)
  a) Re-election of one Board members for the period of 2019-2022
12.35 Item 7
  Annual Conference venues (10´)
  a) Venue of the Annual Conference in 2020
12.45 Item 8
  Conference and membership issues (25´)

a) A welcome to new members

  b) Membership fees for 2020 (voting item)
  c) Changes to the Conference Rules of Procedure (voting item)
13.10 Item 9
  Any other business (5´)
  a) EFI fellowships
  Closing of the Decision-making session
13.15 Official photograph and lunch


Members' dialogue session continues

14.30 Parallel sessions
  Session 1: Building science bridges with China (60´) session documents
  Moderator: Elena Paoletti, CNR, Chair of the EFI Scientific Advisory Board (SAB)
  Framework, survey and EFI's future institutional presence (10´)
  Marc Palahí, EFI
  EFI's work on Europe-China forest bioeconomy (10´)
  Xiaoqian Chen, EFI
  Panel discussion (20´)
  J. Bo Larsen, University of Copenhangen
  Xu Xinwu, Nanjing Forestry University
  Xia Jun, Asia-Pasific Network for Sustainable Forest Management and Rehabilitation (APFNet)
  Discussion (20´)
  Session 2: Open science and data: which EFI position (60´) session documents
  Introduction (10´)
  moderator Erwin Dryer, INRA
  EFI's views on open science (10´)
  Robert Mavsar, EFI
  Comments (10´)
  Gary Kerr, Forest Research, EFI SAB
  Discussion (30`)
15.30-16.30 Interactive networking coffee with EFIers
17.45 Departure from the MacDonald Norwood Hall to the EFI Gala dinner

Civic Reception hosted by the Lord Provost of Aberdeen

19.30-22.00 Gala dinner in Beach Ballroom (dress code: smart casual)