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October 2019

This is the first of two meetings organised by Denmark as Chair of the European Network Integrate. The first one (29-31 October 2019) main topic was Integration of nature conservation measures: scale, connectivity, interaction and their effects on biodiversity. The venue was the Rold Forest near Rebild south of Aalborg. Related documents General information on Danish Chairmanship events Program of 5th meeting of the European Network Integrate This was an excellent opportunity to learn from their example and compare the different pros and…

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June 2020

The European Green deals sets out to transform the EU into a fair and prosperous society, with a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy where there are no net emissions of greenhouse gases in 2050 and where economic growth is decoupled from resource use. It also aims to protect, conserve and enhance the EU's natural capital. Regarding forests and forestry, this may have a broad spectrum of implications connected to the various ecosystem services and goods forests provide, from forest biomass…

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September 2020

The challenges of setting aside forests for conservation, the importance of data on species and their ecology in the selection of sites and the issue of forest restoration and tools to stimulate old growth elements and diversification of even aged forest stands. Click here to change this text

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November 2020

How to balance forestry and biodiversity?

10 November, 2020 @ 08:00 - 17:00
Basel, Basel, Switzerland

In light of the upcoming publication of the book Production, conservation and other forest functions - how to balance forest management across Europe, the Swiss Federal Office of Environment (BAFU), the German Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), the cantonal "Amt für Wald beider Basel, EFI and WSL are organising a conference to discuss these challenges. The book includes a large number of case study examples on integrative forest management approaches. Click here to change this text

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March 2021

The best approach of how to advance forest biodiversity conservation in Europe is currently at the center of the EU forest policy debate, also in relation to the new EU Forest Strategy. This Integrate webinar investigates  the role integrated forest management approaches are playing, and can play, in achieving European biodiversity conservation objectives in the interplay with other forest-related policy objectives.   The webinar brings together forest policy experts from the French, German, Italian and Swiss government to compare country perspectives and lessons learnt. We will focus on the following questions:  What are the strongest arguments for an integrated…

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May 2021

How should we best manage our forests? This is the guiding question behind the virtual communication workshop series the secretariat of the European Integrate Network is initiating. Being aware that there is no single answer to this question, in our first training on “Building a Narrative”, we would like to engage with you to develop narratives for your proposed solutions and effectively communicate with those who might have different perspectives. The workshop will provide the opportunities for exchanging perspectives and…

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June 2021

Do you want to find out why journalists tend to take certain perspectives when it comes to how we use our forest? Why do they echo specific voices while others remain unheard? Do you want to learn how to communicate better with the media and what makes information newsworthy? In our second Integrate Communications Workshop, we will focus on “Engaging with Media”. Together with science and environmental journalists, we will learn how media mechanisms work and what they are seeking…

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September 2021

IUCN and EFI have joined forces to present an open, high-level webinar and exchange on the New EU Forest Strategy for 2030. The webinar on 22nd September, organised via the SINCERE project and Integrate Network, will bring together key stakeholders interested in and contributing to the implementation of the Forest Strategy, to reflect on the pathways for action strengthening the important role of forests in achieving Europe’s biodiversity, ecosystem services, and climate change targets. Please register via Eventbrite here. By…

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Virtual conference: Incentives for Forest Ecosystem Services in Europe

28 September, 2021 @ 13:30 - 29 September, 2021 @ 16:00

The 2-day virtual conference combines the findings and experiences from two European-wide research and innovation projects, SINCERE and NOBEL. After a keynote by Michael Jenkins, President and CEO of Forest Trends on "Promoting ecosystem services: global state of the art" we will together with speakers from science, practice, policy, and business present a comprehensive overview of the situation for Forest Ecosystem Services (FES) and related mechanisms in Europe. Furthermore, we will reflect upon practical lessons learned from designing and implementing innovative mechanisms for enhancing…

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October 2021

Integrate Network Meeting in Switzerland

27 October, 2021 @ 09:00 - 29 October, 2021 @ 14:00
Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

This invitation-only event brought together Integrate Network members from all over Europe to discuss biodiversity conservation, climate change adaptation and sustainable forest use in Europe. With a particular focus on Switzerland, we learned about local approaches of integration of biodiversity into forest management during the excursion to Boudry forest. Finally, we discussed the future funding and institutional setting of the Integrate Network, policy-science interaction within the Network, the use and application of the Marteloscope Network in the future, as well…

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March 2022

With this virtual event, we follow up on our webinar on the EU Forest Strategy held on 22 September 2021, where we discussed the pathways for action for strengthening the important role of forests in achieving Europe’s biodiversity, ecosystem services, and climate change targets. Questions to be addressed in this webinar are: How are climate change adaptation and mitigation linked to forest biodiversity conservation in the EU’s forests, and what are the major trade offs and synergies? What are the best management and…

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June 2022

Sharing experiences on the use of marteloscopes for training, education and research

June 28 @ 11:00 - June 29 @ 17:00
Wissenschaftszentrum Bonn, Ahrstraße 45
Bonn, 53175

European Forest Institute in cooperation with the European Integrate Network is organising a workshop which brings together demonstration site managers and other engaged actors to exchange experiences on utilising marteloscopes for training, education, communication and for research. The workshop will cover the following themes to which we will ask participants to actively contribute: • Sharing experiences gained with Marteloscopes over the past years. • How marteloscopes and their data are being utilised in research. • Practical examples on how to…

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