Programme 30.05.2022

The aim is to present our new EFI study on Forest Biodiversity in Europe assessing main threats and trends while discussing management options and policy instruments to govern biodiversity conservation in Europe.

30 May 2022 at 15:40-19:00 CET, 16:40-20:00 local time, State Philharmonic, Sibiu, Romania
(note that we will be streaming the event from 15:40 CET until the final remarks, after which the on-site programme continues until 19:00 CET)

Draft programme
15.40 CET

Moderator: Helga Pülzl, Assistant Director, EFI

Introduction: Marc Palahi, Director, EFI and Chair, Circular Bioeconomy Alliance (CBA)

15.45 CET

Opening speech 

16.00 CET

Welcoming session
Barna Tánczos, Minister of Environment, Water and Forests, Romania

16.10 CET

Introducing the largest transnational forest restoration project in Europe- SUPERB
Elisabeth Pötzelsberger, Head of Resilience Programme, EFI (presentation

16.20 CET

What science can tell us about Forest Biodiversity in Europe? (presentation
Bart Muys, Prof., University of Leuven

16.35 CET

Panel Discussion: Challenges and opportunities for European forest biodiversity                 
Moderators Helga Pülzl, Assistant Director and Gesche Schifferdecker, Communications Manager, EFI

  • Laura Bouriaud, Prof., Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava, Romania
  • Dacian Cioloş, MEP, Member of Agriculture and Rural development Committee, European Parliament
  • Christoph Dürr, Section Head, Federal Office for the Environment, Switzerland  
  • Joe England, Initiative Peisaj Deschis, Romania
  • Barbara Promberger, Foundation Conservation Carpathia, Romania
17.40 CET

Closing of the session
Helga Pülzl, Assistant Director, EFI