What do you get when you put together forest policy experts from 16 different European countries and the European Commission with scientists and forest practitioners? Lively and insightful discussions, determination to find new solutions and, of course, outings in the forest.
The role of forests is now highlighted also in the work of the agricultural European Innovation Partnership (EIP-AGRI) which works to foster competitive and sustainable farming and forestry that 'achieves more and better from less'.
Each year we hear terrible news from southern Europe about forest fires, a trend that has continued this week with the tragic events in central Portugal.
The Kingdom of Belgium has ratified the Convention on the European Forest Institute and the entry into force will take place on 23 July 2017.
The newly published QS World University Rankings for 2017 shows the strength of EFI’s network as three our member organisations are in the top ten of the Agriculture & Forestry category.
“An ambitious bioeconomy strategy for Europe is needed.
EFI has launched new research programmes to support the implementation of its new strategy: Bioeconomy and Resilience. Both of the programmes are the main units responsible for leading, coordinating and developing the respective strategic themes with the support of other units.
Lithuania has ratified the Convention on the European Forest Institute, the entry into force will take place on 1 April 2017.
The need to move away from a linear fossil-based economy towards a bio-based circular economy is widely acknowledged.