Joint initiative by Finland and Sweden

The Forest Academy for EU Decision Makers is a joint venture between Sweden and Finland, co-organised by the Finnish Forest Association and the Swedish Forest Agency.

The next forum is to be organised in September 2023 in Finland.
The forum is financed by the Finnish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, the Finnish Forest Foundation, the Metsämiesten säätiö Foundation and the Finnish Forest Association. The programme is planned in collaboration with an extensive group of stakeholders.

The forum is largely built up on the Forest Academy communication concept, created by the Finnish Forest Association. The association is a non-governmental, non-profit cooperation and communication body serving all major forest-related interests. In Finland, the communication programme has been running successfully since 1996 and some 1,600 top-level decision-makers from different sectors of society have participated in the forums. The concept was piloted during the first two Forest Academy events in 2018 and 2022.