European Forum on Urban Forestry 2019

Since 20 years, the European Forum on Urban Forestry (EFUF) is a unique meeting place for practitioners, managers, planners, architects, researchers, professionals, public authorities and policy makers to share interdisciplinary experience and good practices within the field of urban greening, urban forests and urban forestry.

Urban forests are vibrant places for multifaceted recreational activities, social gathering and mental restoration, but also provide biomass for an urban bioeconomy. They are full of energy. And so is the venue of this years’ conference (EFUF 2019): the  German Sport University Cologne – the perfect location to explore energetic interactions of trees and human beings.

The Forum will explore the urban forest as
- the healthy forest
- the spiritual forest
- the learning forest
- the co-designed forest.

The conference will integrate indoor sessions with practicual outdoor exercices and excursions in the Cologne Green Belt and the Waldlabor (Forest Laboratory).

EFUF 2019 is organised by the European Forest Institute, the German Sport University Cologne, City of Cologne, RWTH Aachen University and the Ministry of Environment, Agriculture, Nature Protection and Consumer Protection of the State Nordrhein-Westfalia.

Conference dates: 22 - 25 May 2019

More info on the conference website: (last visited 13.11.2018)

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European Forest Institute
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