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EFI has signed a memorandum of understanding with Chilean company Arauco.
Metsämiesten Säätiö Foundation has honoured EFI with its highest award, a silver medal.
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The event was organised jointly by the EVOLTREE network and the EUFORGEN Programme
The event was organised jointly by the EFI Mediterranean Facility (EFIMED), the European Forest Genetic Resources Programme (EUFORGEN) and the EVOLTREE network
EFI Director Marc Palahí has been awarded the Medal of Honour from the Spanish foresters association “Colegio Oficial de Ingenieros de Montes” for professional work in the international arena.

The 2018 EFI Annual Conference has elected Leire Barañano, Spain as a new Board member for the period 2018-2021. She is currently the general manager at NEIKER – Tecnalia. 

In 2017, the focus of our work was creating the future EFI ecosystem to bring the EFI Strategy successfully to action.

More than 140 persons from all over Europe, Israel, Jordan and New Zealand attended this international conference from 12 to 14 September 2018 in Vienna, Austria.

Dr Sven Wunder has been appointed as Principal Scientist for EFI’s Mediterranean Facility (EFIMED).

EFI and BOKU have signed an agreement to create a new Forest Policy Research Network.
This year’s event marked the official transition of what was EFIATLANTIC (the Atlantic Regional Office of the European Forest Institute) to the Planted Forests Facility. The concept of a facility is in line with the work initiated by the regional office, and before that the IEFC project centre, aiming at proximity with end users.
In July, the EFI Planted Forests Facility (EFIPLANT) co-organised with the Universidad de Valladolid an International Summer School on Forest Data and Management.

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.

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.

On June 21st 2018, EFI expert Andreas Schuck was invited to join an excursion to the Tegel forest in Berlin to introduce Integrated Forest Management approaches to German Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture Julia Klöckner.
The newly started BioMonitor project wants to address the information gap and mismatch of emerging innovative industries coming from the chemical and materials sectors that deal with the production of bio-based intermediate and end-products. It also wants to resolve the lack of indicators needed to quantify the bioeconomy’s economic, environmental and social impacts in the EU and its Member States.
This week EFI is hosting Irish Minister of State Andrew Doyle, who is visiting Helsinki and Joensuu to discuss forest bioeconomy and European forest policy.
A newly published study assesses the impact of past and existing ERA-Nets and COST Actions within and related to the European forest-based sector. Its findings contribute to the scope and role of the Standing Committee on Agricultural Research (SCAR) strategic group for forests and forestry research and innovation (R&I).
Today at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF'18), EFI Director Marc Palahí was one of the panelists at the Russia-Finland Business Roundtable: Bioeconomy and circular economy – bases for new global breakthroughs.
EFI member organisations invited to submit proposals to host a science-media bootcamp