European State Forest Association aisbl
European Forestry House
Rue du Luxembourg 66
1000 Brussels

Tel.  +32 (0)2 239 23 00
Fax  +32 (0)2 219 21 91

Welcome to EUSTAFOR !

We - the European State Forest Association - represent state-owned forest companies, enterprises and agencies which have sustainable forest management as their major concerns. Our association supports and strengthens state forest management organizations in Europe with a view to maintaining and enhancing their economic viability as well as their social and cultural benefits, and also their ecologically responsible and sustainable forest management. Our members represent one third of the EU forest area and employ approximately 100 000 people.
Our offices are located in the historical European Forestry House in Brussels, Belgium, just across from the European Parliament.
You can find more information about EUSTAFOR here.

Forest Policy News

CANCELLATION Forest Innovation Workshop on Nov 24 in Brussels

23 November 2015

Due to the continuing high security alert level in Brussels, the government of Bavaria decided to cancel for the coming days all events at its Representation in Brussels. This also affects the Forest Innovation Workshop on Nov 24.
EUSTAFOR and the organizing organization regret this development that is out of our control and we are very sorry for any inconvenience.
We will inform in due course about a new date for our event. 


The Forest-based Sector Technology Platform Celebrated its 10th Anniversary

23 November 2015

We have built a stronger network that is acknowledged for its achievements over the past decade and is able to respond to Europe’s socioeconomic and environmental challenges with innovative solutions. That was the main conclusion of the activities that took place on 18th November in Brussels on the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the Forest-based Sector Technology Platform (FTP).

We appreciate immensely the added value that FTP brings to our sector and also the broad networking opportunity to build partnerships across Europe, said Per-Olof Wedin, President of the European State Forest Association (EUSTAFOR). Wedin, together with representatives of the other three shareholders of FTP, spoke at the panel that addressed the main aims and activities of FTP and their relevance to State Forest Management Organizations. He also reflected on the main priorities of EUSTAFOR for the coming years in terms of research and innovation, such as the mitigation and adaptation of forests and their management to climate change, further promotion of biomass from forests as a renewable and climate friendly raw material for bio-economy as well as the roles of forests and forest biomass in reaching climate and energy 2030 targets. EUSTAFOR and its member organizations remain one of the key promoters of research and innovation in the European forest-based sector both at European and national levels.

The Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Mr. Carlos Moedas, sent greetings via a video message in which he stated that FTP has been successful in building an EU-wide community of partners and is growing the European bioeconomy as well as securing the supply of a sustainable and renewable raw material. For more information please visit the FTP website.


Nine EU Ministers Urge That EU Birds and Habitats Directives Not be Reopened

03 November 2015

Nine EU environment ministers from Croatia, Germany, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Romania, Slovenia and Spain urged in a Joint Letter to the European Commission not to propose a revision of the EU’s core nature protection legislation.

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Announcements Events

Info Week on Societal Challenge 2 work programme 2016-2017
Hosted by the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium
24-27 November 2015

ThinkForest conference "Climate policy targets: How can European forests contribute?"
Hosted by the European Forest Institute in Paris, France
01 December 2015
Information and registration

How can Bioenergy mitigate climate change?
Hosted by the European Biomass Association in Paris, France
01 December 2015

2015 European Biodiversity Conference "Managing Europe's carbon stocks for Climate resilience ecosystems"
Hosted by the European Landowner Organization in Brussels, Belgium
09 December 2015
Information and registration

European State Forest Conference 2016
Hosted by the Forestry Commission in the Lake District, United Kingdom
21-23 June 2016 (21st arrival, 22nd excursion, 23rd conference)

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