The North European Regional Office of the European Forest Institute – EFINORD – is based in Umeå, Sweden. EFINORD launched its activities in 2010 and promotes forest research networking within the Nordic-Baltic Sea-North Atlantic region. EFINORD is the 5th EFI Regional Office. The Regional Offices are integral parts of the Institute and they implement EFI strategy at regional levels.

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EFI Annual Conference

Registration is now open!

The 2015 Annual Conference and the Seminar “Forest policy research from theory to practice” will be held in Saint-Petersburg, Russia, from 30 September to 2 October 2015.

This year, Conference delegates are invited to discuss the strategic issues related to EFI’s policy support with Multi-Donor Trust Fund and the Future of European Forest Research. At the Members’ dialogue session on 30 September, Dr. Doru-Leonard Irimie from DG Research and Innovation will give an update on opportunities in the role of forest research within European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme.

For more details about the programme and registration, please go to the Annual Conference website.


NOVA PhD course "State of the Art in Payments for Environmental Services and Market-Based Instruments" (10 ECTS) 

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Course description

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SLU, in collaboration with EFINORD, offers a PhD course in Payments for Environmental Services and Market-based Instruments. The course will provide PhD-students and other participants interested in the field of PES and MBI in natural resource management a general overview of the issues, and a deeper understanding of the major PES and MBI methods and applications (e.g. CDM or REDD) as well as the challenges and potentials of this field. The course will address general theoretical approaches and applied case studies, with a special focus on the Nordic countries. Some experience has been accumulated in the Nordic countries on PES schemes – this knowledge could contribute to policy formulation in developing countries.





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