The Forest Academy for EU Decision Makers 2022

27.06.2022 - 29.06.2022

Forest Academy for EU Decision Makers

The Forest Academy for EU Decision Makers is designed to build dialogue around forest-based solutions and their potential to address global challenges. It is a discussion forum focusing on the ways in which forests can contribute to the development of a sustainable circular bioeconomy.

Forests, and the forest value chain, play a central role in the EU achieving the goals set out in the European Green Deal. To enhance knowledge and foster a common understanding, the Forest Academy for EU Decision Makers aims to bring high-level EU Commission officials, Members of the European Parliament, and other stakeholders together to discuss how forests and forest-based solutions can address the global goals and targets set out in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The second Forest Academy pilot event will take place in Sweden from June 27th to 29th, 2022 in Stockholm County, Sweden. The programme presents the big picture of the forest sector and its role in addressing global challenges. It looks at strategic policy as well as hands-on solutions. At the Forest Academy, participants can enjoy the exclusive programme with fascinating site visits. The event also offers possibilities to share insights and connect with other key decision makers in EU institutions.

The programme consists of seminar sessions, field excursions, discussions and network building. The event will be held in English.

The event is by invitation only.

A joint venture by Finland and Sweden

The Forest Academy for EU Decision Makers 2018-2022 is a joint venture between Finland and Sweden which involves the engagement of an extensive group of stakeholders. The project consists of two consecutive pilot events. The first event was organised in November 2018 as an intense two-day field course in southern Finland. The second event takes place in Sweden.

The Forest Academy for EU Decision Makers 2018-2021 is organized by the Finnish Forest Association and the Swedish Forest Agency. The project is funded by the Finnish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, the Swedish Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation and the Finnish Forest Foundation. In addition, the Marjatta and Eino Kolli Foundation funded the first pilot event in 2018.

The implementation of the Forest Academy is based on the Forest Academy communication tool produced by the Finnish Forest Association. The association is a non-governmental, non-profit cooperation and communication body that brings together all the major forest-related stakeholders. In Finland, this communication and dialogue building programme has been running successfully since 1996. Over 1,500 top-level decision makers from all sectors of society have participated in the Forest Academy.



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See The Forest Academy for EU  Decision Makers -brochure.

Read more about the first Forest Academy for EU Decision Makers event which was organized in 2018.