EFI 20 Years Science and Policy Forum

Hundreds of people from all over Europe and beyond are expected in Nancy the week of 23-27 September to celebrate 20 years of forestry research in Europe.

Program highlights of the week will include the forum “Our forests in the 21st century – ready for risks and opportunities?” on Wednesday, 25 September,  followed on September 26 by the session entitled “Risks to European Forests – What added value can a European Forest Risk Facility provide?”. Both will take place at the Palais des Congrès in Nancy.

Featured guest speakers confirmed for September 25 will include the prestigeous Prof. Dr. Eduardo Rojas Briales (FAO), Dr. Janez Potočnik (Commissioner for the environment, European Commission), Mr. Kriton Arsenis (European Parliament) and Ms. Jan McAlpine (United Nations Forest Forum).

Also worth noting is a round table discussion for the general public on Tuesday, 24 September, at 8 pm at the Museum-Aquarium in Nancy (“Forests of Europe: ready for the future?”) and two field trips planned for Friday, September 27 (one half-day morning outing to Champenoux and a second scheduled for the afternoon to the Haye forest).

Finally, several parallel meetings and satellite events will be held during this eventful week. More information can be found on the official event website (also in English).

This event is co-organized by the European Forest Institute (EFI) through its regional office for Central Europe and the European Observatory of Forests (EFICENT-OEF), the National Institute of Agronomic Research (INRA), the University of Lorraine, AgroParisTech, GIP Ecofor and Labex ARBRE.