The European State Forest Association

EUSTAFOR represents state forest companies, enterprises and agencies that have sustainable forest management and sustainable wood production as major concerns.

Confirmed: State Forest managers are frontrunners in Forest Innovation

The 3rd Edition of the Workshop “Inform-Prioritize-Collaborate: Cooperation of Regions on Innovation in Forest Management, Use of Wood and Forest-related Services” which was held on 26 April 2018 in Brussels showcased many innovation cases in several areas of Sustainable Forest Management. Key presentations by Coillte and Metsähallitus. European Regions in the spotlight. The workshop was organised by EUSTAFOR, CEPF, Copa-Cogeca, EFI, ERIAFF Network, ERRIN, Euromontana, supported by Bavar...

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International Day of Forests 2018: European forests can deliver even more benefits to society

On the occasion of the United Nations International Day of Forests and dedicated to “Forests for Sustainable Cities”, representatives of European forest owners, managers and forest-based industries call for more awareness and support to further use the potential of European forests to contribute to a sustainable future. Forests play a crucial role in providing multiple benefits for citizens. They deliver forest products and many other ecosystem services (recreation, clean air and water, b...

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How to deal with MegaFires in Europe

A workshop on forest fire risk management “Under a new wildland fire context: How to face megafires in Europe” was jointly organized by the European Commission, the Superior Institute of Agronomy in Lisbon and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation on 15-16 February 2018 in Lisbon (Portugal). EUSTAFOR’s Executive Director was invited to present EUSTAFOR’s views on how to manage EU forests and landscapes in the long term. The Workshop was opened by Commissioner Carlos Moedas, who stated...

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Why forests should stay at the core of EU Rural Development Policy

PRESS RELEASE – 6.03.2018 In its latest position paper “Sustainable Forestry for Rural Livelihoods” EUSTAFOR shares seven policy recommendations to enhance rural development policy post-2020 in light of the EU objectives in relation to “Jobs, Growth and Investment” and “Energy Union and Climate." The EU’s Rural Development Policy is the main tool to support the implementation of sustainable forest management and, thus, enable contributions of forests to improve competitivenes...

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