#ForestCityProject 2017

The European State Forest Association is strategic partner of the #ForestCityProject 2017.

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Metsähallitus’ cultural heritage survey receives a Special Mention from Europa Nostra

The project that carried out a field survey of cultural heritage sites in multiple-use forests owned by the state in 2010-2015 was awarded a Special Mention by the Europa Nostra jury. Special Mentions are given to outstanding contributions to the conservation and enhancement of Europe’s cultural heritage. This recognition was presented to Metsähallitus at the European Heritage Congress, a major cultural heritage event, in Turku on 15 May. Metsähallitus’ survey of cultural heritage site...

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EU Action Plan for nature, people and the economy

Based on the findings of the Fitness Check of the Birds and Habitats Directives, the European Commission has adopted the Action Plan for nature, people and the economy to improve their implementation and boost their contribution towards reaching the EU's biodiversity targets for 2020. The Action Plan focuses on four priority areas and comprises 15 actions to be carried out until 2019: Improving guidance and knowledge and ensuring better coherence with broader socio-economic objectives ...

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EUSTAFOR views presented at opening of National Conference “Forests and Landscape” organized by EUSTAFOR’s members ANARF and FORESTAS

The National Conference “Forests and Landscape” was held in Sardinia on 20-22 April 2017. EUSTAFOR’s intervention highlighted that, despite the importance of of organizations on a local scale, the national level is the key factor for the future of forestry management. At the same time, it is essential to emphasize the need for effective coordination between the national policy level and its interactions with pan-European and international levels. The exchange of field experiences and kn...

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Evaluation of the instruments applicable to State aid in agriculture and forestry – a roadmap open for consultation

The European Commission - Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development - is carrying out the evaluation of the instruments applicable to State aid in the agricultural and forestry sectors and in rural areas as a part of the process of evaluations or ‘fitness checks’ of multiple of existing EU laws. In June 2014, the European Commission adopted revised and updated criteria under which Member States can support agriculture, forestry and rural areas, in line with EU state aid ru...

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