Annual Conference 13.10

Tuesday, 13 October 2020, at  9:30-14:15 hrs (CET)
(for the representatives of EFI member organisations and Member Countries only)

Provisional Agenda


Members’ dialogue session

  Background documents (password protected pdf is here)

Welcome and introduction (5´)                                                            

  Director Marc Palahí
9.35 Opening words (10´)

Ashok Sridharan, Mayor, City of Bonn

  Ursula Heinen-Esser, Minister for Environment, Agriculture, Conservation and Consumer Protection of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

Panel discussion of EFI Network Fund (NWF) Project coordinators (60´)


Moderated by Deputy Director Robert Mavsar



  • Tom Locatelli, Forest Research (FOSPREF-Wind)
  • Robert Jandl, Austrian Forest Research Center (ENGAGING)' 
  • Daniela Kleinschmit, Albert-Ludwigs University of Freiburg  (PerForm)
  • Anne Toppinen, member of EFI's Scientific Advisor Board

The aim of the session is to jointly reflect on the experiences gained during the 1st round of EFI NWF projects and draw lessons learned, which need to be considered when developing the next EFI NWF calls.


Video presentations on the main achievements and outcomes of the five EFI Network Fund Projects will be available beforehand on EFI website.


Break time (10´)  

Decision-making session

10.55 Item 1 

Opening of the Conference decision-making session (10´)

a) Brief introduction to the virtual decision-making session
b) Announcing the total number of participants and voters
c) Adoption of the agenda (voting item)

11.05 Item 2

Election of the Officers of the Conference (5´) (voting item)

a) Vice-chair of the Conference 2021
b) Minute checkers
c) Vote checkers

11.10 Item 3
  Board’s report to the Conference (10´)
11.20 Item 4

EFI Reports and Plans (50´) (voting item)

a) Review and adoption of the Annual Report 2019
b) Approval of the audited financial statements 2019
c) Approval of the Work Plan for 2021

12.10 Item 5
  Auditors of Accounts for 2021 (5´)
12.15 Item 6

Board members 2020-2023 (10´) (voting item)
a) Re-election of one Board member for the period 2020-2023

12.25 Item 7

Annual Conference venues (10´)

a) Venue of Annual Conference in 2021
b) Annual Conference venues 2022-2023 (voting item)

12.35 Item 8

Conference and membership Issues (10´)

a) A welcome to new members
b) Membership fees for 2021 (voting item)

12.45 Item 9
  Any other business (5´)
12.50 Closing of the decision making session

Virtual networking session 

13.15- 14.15

The participants can join one of the breakout rooms to have an informal discussion with EFI staff on the new developments and projects within EFI 

  • EFI Headquarters (Joensuu) 
  • EFI Barcelona
  • EFI Bonn