Governance

Scientists, foresters, and policymakers all play a role in forest governance, which refers to forest planning and management approaches and principles on a local, regional and international scale. Key elements in Mediterranean forest governance emphasise sustainable management, bioeconomy processes, and rural development.

Social innovation in the spotlight: Special Issue of Forest, Policy and Economics

This Special Issue, largely a product of the H2020 Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas (SIMRA) project and its Thematic Session organised at the...

Social Innovation in Rural Areas: international training course for technicians and practitioners

Social innovation has been heralded as a vital part of the European recovery project since the economic crisis in 2008. It is of particular...

Insights in academia: Mapping the fragmentation of the international forest regime complex

When I started studying forestry, there were several things I thought I'd never do. One of them was searching for books on international relations...
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Mediterranean Forest Week highlights forests’ key role for a sustainable future

The VI Mediterranean Forest Week showcased the use of forest–based solutions to address climate change, as well as broader regional challenges such as sustainable...
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Social innovation in forests: buzzword or opportunity?

This article is also published on the SIMRA blog. What is social innovation? Over the last decades, social innovation has gained significant popularity as a...
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Barcelona runs the first Science and Technology Diplomacy Summer School in July

1-5 July 2019, Barcelona, Spain. The Science and Technology Diplomacy Summer School is the first training in science diplomacy organised in Barcelona. This initiative, which...
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First meeting to develop the Italian National Forestry Strategy 2019-2039

The first meeting of the Commission nominated by the Italian Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies (Mipaaft) to draft the National Forest Strategy...
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How to respond to forest disturbances in Europe? Join us via live stream!

4 April 2019, Prague, Czech Republic. EFI’s spring ThinkForest seminar focuses on how to respond to forest disturbances in Europe, and aims at providing a...

European Forum on Urban Forestry 2019 – Urban Forests: Full of Energy

Urban forests are full of energy; they are vibrant places where multiple recreational activities, social encounters and mental restoration take place. As such, the...

IUFRO-EFI “Young Scientists” begin their research visits

The IUFRO-EFI Young Scientists Initiative is now fully underway as the ten young scientists selected for the 2019 round are preparing for their short...

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Including the forestry sector in national recovery and resilience plans

In recent years, the European Union has intensified efforts to address environmental and social changes through various policies and regulations. All framed under the...

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