Forest Academy for EU Decision Makers

The third Forest Academy for EU Decision Makers was organised in Finland 20-22 September 2023, continuing the facilitation of dialogue on topical forest issues between key decision-makers in the EU and forestry stakeholders.

The key idea of the Forest Academy for EU decision-makers is to offer opportunities to connect with other key decision-makers and to share insights into the potential that forests can offer to society. The Forest Academy for EU Decision Makers is an invitational discussion forum that focuses on the role of forests and the forest value chain in the development of a sustainable, circular bioeconomy. It is an intensive three-day programme with thematically linked site visits that demonstrate the effects of policy on the forest sector.

Video: Sense the atmosphere of the Forest Academy 2023 organised in Finland

The forum arrangements were handled by the Finnish Forest Association, in collaboration with a steering group consisting of experts working closely with EU forest agenda. The programme utilised the Forest Academy communication tool produced by the Finnish Forest Association. The Forest Academy communication programme has been active in Finland since 1996, and over 1,500 top-level decision-makers from different sectors of society have participated in the forums.

The 2023 forum was financed by the Finnish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, the Finnish Forest Foundation, the Metsämiesten Säätiö Foundation and the Marjatta ja Eino Kollin Säätiö foundation.

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Five reasons why you should not miss it in the future:

  1. You will be sharing your insights and connecting with other key decision-makers from EU institutions
  2. You will hear from leading experts who discuss topical, global themes
  3. We will explore how global challenges are being met with hands-on, innovative solutions
  4. You will enjoy an exclusive, custom-made programme with enlightening and informative site visits
  5. You will be encouraged to have your say in shaping the future!

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