January 2006 – Institut Européen de la Forêt Cultivée
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30 January 2006

Meeting CONFOREST – IEFC: The debate!

Following the request done by the members of the EFI project CONFOREST regarding the objective study of the conversion of regular coniferous forests into forests closer to nature, several members of the IEFC have travelled to Freeburg to defend the advantages of the cultivated forest, even if intensively cultivated.
After a field tour in the black […]



Consultation on the draft research agenda for Theme 8 “Socio-economic Sciences and the Humanities in the 7th Community RTD Framework Programme (2007-2013)

This consultation invites the public, and notably the scientific community, to comment on the draft research agenda for the dedicated socio-economic sciences and humanities part of the next Framework Programme for EU research (FP7). The consultation covers only Theme 8 of the ‘Cooperation’ specific programme, entitled ‘Socio-economic sciences and the humanities’. Its objectives are:
To generate […]



29 January 2006

Drones for the forest monitoring against forest fires in Portugal.

Launched by the Agency for the Innovation (ADI), the call for tenders aiming to supply to Portugal aeroplanes without passengers in order to fight against forest fires has finished in the beginning of February. The ADI is currently examining all presented projects during the call for tenders, resulting from a protocol between three Portuguese ministries […]



The EFI has created the regional Offices

Since the month of September the EFI is no longer a Finish association but it is now a intergovernmental organisation. Today, 10 out of the 20 States that have signed the convention of the EFI in 2003 have confirmed it. The EFI is now in a European authority position of reference for all questions related […]



28 January 2006

INERCO has developed an innovating solution to produce heat from the pruning waste.

The company Ingeneria Energetica y de contaminacion (INERCO) is developing a project based on the gasification using the pruning waste has fuel.
This initiative is the first one of this type at the industrial scale in Andalusia. It will need the development of a device creating heat thanks to biomass, using the branches and leafs as […]



27 January 2006

EU action plan for the sustainable forest management

This action plan was adopted on June 15th 2006. It is based on the report about the implementation of the forest strategy of the EU and the conclusions of the Council.
The action plan is centred on four main objectives: (1) to improve the long term competitiveness; (2) to improve and protect the environment; (3) to […]



The opinion of the Social and Economic European Committee about The sustainable development in agriculture, forestry and fishery faced with the challenges of climatic change (2006/C 69/02).

 
 
 
The climatic change is a question that will affect all the economic sectors, and specially, the agriculture and fishery. Europe is preparing itself, and we can see it through the consideration regarding the usage of fertilizers, water, and the resources in general for which there are several stakes. It is interesting that the social and […]



26 January 2006

Newsletter to EFI Project Centres, March 2006

1. SAB AND BOARD MEETINGS IN FEBRUARY
SAB The Scientific Advisory Board of EFI met in Vienna on 13-14 February. The meeting was for the first time chaired by SAB’s new Chairman, Prof. Ted Farrell (Ireland). As of 1.1.2006, new members Michael Köhl (Germany) and Americo Carvalho Mendes (Portugal), joined the SAB, as the former Chairman […]



23 January 2006

The Strategic research Agenda of the Forest sector was published by the European Technology Platform

The Strategic Agenda of RDT for the Forest sector was published by the European Technology Platform. This document is the result of two years consultation of more than 700 proposals coming from the forest sector in its large sense, going from forest management to paper and packs, passing by timber wood and wood-energy. Representatives from […]



22 January 2006

On March the 14th 2006 the IEFC has organized a workshop about the future oportunities regarding the interregional cooperation of the forest paper sector

Mr. François Maitia, Vice president of the Conseil Régional d’Aquitaine and responsible for the agriculture and fishery and the transnational cooperation, was the Chairman of this meeting. During this workshop opened by the chairman, Mr. Maitia, about forty partners from Aquitaine, Navarre, Spanish Bask Country, Castilla y Léon, Galicia , Portugal, Ireland and […]