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Here you find related events of InnoforESt and its partners

Kick-off meeting InnoForESt
Nov 27 all-day

Forty-five experts from the forestry sector representing 17 institutions

Around 45 experts from the forestry sector representing 17 institutions gathered for the first time in Berlin to welcome the InnoForESt, a H2020 Innovation Action project. The partners introduced their contributions and discussed their engagement and future strategies during the two days’ seminar.

InnoForESt Kick-off meeting

ESMERALDA Final Project Conference
Jun 11 – Jun 13 all-day

A success story of science support to policy, 11-13 June 2018, DG Environment | Avenue de Beaulieu 5 | 160 Brussels. The ESMERALDA Project demonstrates how its ESMERALDA MAES Explorer and Flexible Mapping and Assessment Methodology supports decision makers from policy, business and society to integrate ecosystem services in their day-to- day work and to proceed with the requirements of the EU Biodiversity Strategy’s Target 2 Action 5 and the MAES initiative

H2020-SC2-2017 Coordinators’ Day
Jun 15 @ 8:30 – 17:30

15 June 2018 (08h30 – 17h30), in Covent Garden building (Auditorium, 25th floor), Place Rogier, 16, 1049 Brussels. The event is addressed to the coordinators of H2020 Societal Challenge 2 projects of 2017 calls. It will feature presentations on how to best implement projects with a tailor made view for SC2 related projects, offer you the opportunity to pose questions to our speakers and meet your project officer.

Our Forest Our Future: Sustainable forest management to address societal challenges
Apr 25 – Apr 26 all-day

The European Commission is organising a conference to analyse and discuss opportunities and challenges for enhancing the contribution of the forest sector to the main EU priorities.

High-level speakers will include Phil Hogan, Commissioner for agriculture and rural development, Arias Cañete, Commissioner for climate action and energy, Ioan Deneş, Romanian Minister for water and forests, and high representatives of the private sector, academia, civil society, and non-governmental organizations.

Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
May 23 – May 24 all-day

The conference will start with a high-level political session in the afternoon of 23 May in the Solvay Library in Brussels. Commisioner Karmenau Vella will be joined by other prominent speakers to take stock of progress towards the EU nature and biodiversity objectives and launch the public consultation for the final evaluation of the EU Biodiversity Strategy. The second day, 24 May, we plan a series of technical discussions with stakeholders on the evaluation of the EU biodiversity strategy to 2020, and on potential EU contributions to the post-2020 global diversity framework. This event will take place in the building of the Committee of the regions.

European Business and Nature Summit
Nov 7 – Nov 8 all-day

Over the last months, the Platform and its partners started to organise the European Business and Nature Summit which will take place on 7-8 November in Madrid and contribute to enhancing the engagement of governments, businesses and financial institutions in the EU and beyond on biodiversity and natural capital. On 26-27 March, the first foundations for biodiversity measurement approaches were laid down at a Technical Workshop co-hosted by the EU B@B Platform and UNEP-WCMC as a part of the Aligning Biodiversity Measures for Business Initiative. In the coming weeks, you’ll have a chance to provide your ideas on innovative ways to integrate biodiversity into business operations as part of our consultative call linked to Horizon Europe (2021-27).

Seeing the forest for the trees – the multifunctional role of EU forests
Jan 21 @ 9:30 – 12:00


Forests and the forest-based sector are recognised as essential players in responding to major societal expectations, such as those enshrined in Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement as well as the objectives of the European Green Deal. It is therefore important that all opportunities and challenges faced by the forest sector are taken into account in the policy debate on the future of forests and forestry in the EU.

In this context, the forestry sector welcomes the steps of European Parliament to elaborate an initiative report on EU forests and is taking crucial steps to raise awareness on the multiple benefits provided by forests in terms of economic, environmental and social values. Collaboration between policymakers, forest owners and managers as well as down-stream value chain and forestry research are crucial to optimize these benefits derived from sustainable forest management. A robust EU Forest Strategy post-2020 should play a central role to this end.

This joint event provides an opportunity to present the multiple benefits of forests and to engage forest owners and managers into an open dialogue with the European policy and decision makers as well as with other stakeholders involved in the European forest-based sector.

The discussion will focus on:
– Explaining the multifunctionality of forests based on the 3 pillars of sustainability (economic, environmental and social values) through concrete examples.
– Underlining the need for an EU holistic approach in light of diverse challenges and demands (the role of a post 2020 EU Forest Strategy).

Please find the invitation below and the registration link here.

Multi-stakeholder dialogue on smart information, governance and business innovations for forest ecosystem services provision – Insights from the InnoForESt project
Mar 30 @ 10:00 – 12:00

UPDATE: Unfortunately, our event on March 30 for the InnoForESt project has been cancelled with the possibility of postponement.

We hope to see you at a later date for this event, or our Final Conference in October.

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FFA2021 Regional Portugal event
May 26 @ 10:30 – 13:00

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

09:30 – 12:00 (WEST), 10:30 – 13:00 (CEST)

  • Farming practices in Southern Europe with sustainable water use and farmland habitat management
  • Increasing sustainability standards through trade deals
  • A chance to tour the virtual venue and visit InnoForESt on the exhibition stand, download recipes and network with colleagues in the virtual lounge


For more details on this event click here.

To register now for all events click here.