EFI Member Countries have agreed to establish a high-level, Brussels-based discussion and information sharing forum for high-level policy makers. The forum is needed for facilitating and promoting focused dialogue on strategic and future-oriented forest policy issues. There is a clear need to strengthen communication, collaboration and partnership building between key policy makers in the EU, especially with the European Parliament, and between science community, member states and key stakeholder groups.
The objective of the project was to evaluate the policy processes regarding timber certification at the European and national levels. The emphasis was on actors within these networks, their interests, resources, strategies and influence on policy-making.