Presentation on theme: "EFINORD Integration of Nordic Forest Research in EFI Niels Elers Koch IUFRO Vice President, Director General, Professor Katrine Hahn Kristensen Scientific."— Presentation transcript:
EFINORD Integration of Nordic Forest Research in EFI Niels Elers Koch IUFRO Vice President, Director General, Professor Katrine Hahn Kristensen Scientific Secretary to the Management, ph.d. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Who are the actors? European Forest Institute (EFI) Nordic Forest Research Cooperation Committee (SNS) The Nordic Council of Ministers, founded in 1971. The Nordic organization for inter-governmental co-operation. EFI SNS EFINORD
Presenting SNS SNS executive committee: Two members from each Nordic country + two observers (Aaland and Faroe Islands) Members: Research institutes, research funding bodies, forest administration agencies and forest owners and industrial interests. Purpose: To promote research into the diverse functions in sustainable forestry, as well as to advice the Nordic Council of Ministers on questions concerning forests and forestry research. Budget: 1 million € per year SNS secretariat rotates (4 yrs) between the five Nordic countries (presently at METLA, Finland) and is from January 1st 2010 based at Forest & Landscape Denmark.
Presenting EFINORD Scope Sustainable forest management in the Nordic and Baltic countries with its four dimensions: ecological, economic, social and cultural Main objectives to enhance forest research in multiple use and sustainable development in the Nordic and Baltic countries to strengthen the role of the Nordic and Baltic countries in European co-operation to give advice to policy makers at the national, Nordic and EU level.
Organisation of EFINORD / SNS SNS and EFINORD are parallel bodies with - Shared secretariat - Two separate boards - Joint projects EFINORD SNS EFI HQ Nordic Council of Ministers Shared secretariat Joint projects Separate projects
Synergy and complimentarity Synergy EFINORD can create synergy within forest research by granting support to networks, research meetings, projects, joint utilization of unique research facilities, etc. SNS/EFINord as the stepping stone to integrate Nordic Forest research and Nordic Forestry more in to the EU. Complementarity EFINORD can complement the activities of EFI by offering: links to the Nordic Council of Ministers and the organs under it links to the Nordic and Baltic research communities ready-to-use networks in various fields of forest research a platform where the researcher community and policy makers meet on a regular basis
Topics to tackle Two separate boards: SNS and EFINORD SNS as a RO Advisory Group, advising the Head of Office to prepare region-relevant work programmes SNS thematic networks – fit under EFI strategic function 'networking‘? Membership fees -> 'contributions to RO facilities' Powers of the donors?
Planned activities Now working on Revised proposal Financial plan and budget Funding agreement (25.000 Euro/yr/Nordic country) Organisational model (advisory boards, facilities etc.) April 2009: Draft ready for SNS contact person meeting May 2009: Draft ready for EK-FJLS (Officials Committee for Fishery, Agriculture, Food and Forestry Revised draft to EFI for comments June 2009: Proposal finalized at the SNS Board meeting Final version to be sent to EFI for comments September 2009: Presentation and decision at EFI annual conference November 2009: Final approval at SNS Board meeting