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Forest resources
Where to find forest data. A Pan-European overview of international institutions and networks for data collection, storage and reporting related to sustainable forest management in 2003
Forest resources > Reports
European Environment Agency (EEA)
Eurostat - Forestry
LIFE and European Forests
The European environment - state and outlook (SOER)
Forest resources > Maps
EFDAC - European Forest Data Center
European Environment Agency (EEA)
European Environment Information and Observation Network (EIONET)
European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS)
European Soil Data Centre (ESDAC)
Forest Action - JRC
Forest Cover Map 2000
Forest Cover Map 2006
GISCO - Geographic Information System of the European Commission
Land Use/Cover Area frame statistical Survey (LUCAS)
Natura 2000 Network Viewer
Forest resources > Databases
Corine land cover 2000 (CLC2000) seamless vector database
EFDAC - European Forest Data Center
European Environment Agency (EEA)
European Environment Information and Observation Network (EIONET)
European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS)
European Soil Data Centre (ESDAC)
European Topic Centre on Urban, Land and Soil Ecosystems (ETC-ULS)
Eurostat - Forestry
Forest Action - JRC
Futmon - Further Development and Implementation of an EU-level Forest Monitoring System
Natura 2000 EUNIS Database
Forest resources > Country data
EFDAC - European Forest Data Center
European Environment Agency (EEA)
European Environment Information and Observation Network (EIONET)
European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity (ETC-BD)
European Topic Centre on Urban, Land and Soil Ecosystems (ETC-ULS)
Eurostat - Forestry
Forest resources > National Forest Inventories
COST Action FP1001. Improving Data and Information on the Potential Supply of Wood Resources: A European Approach from Multisource National Forest Inventories (USEWOOD)
Forest Action - JRC
Futmon - Further Development and Implementation of an EU-level Forest Monitoring System
Forest resources > Protected Forests
European Nature Information System (EUNIS)
Natura 2000 EUNIS Database
Natura 2000 Network Viewer
Forest resources > Species information
EFDAC - European Forest Data Center
Forest resources > Genetic resources
COST Action FP0905. Biosafety of forest transgenic trees
COST Action FP1202. Strengthening conservation: a key issue for adaptation of marginal/peripheral populations of forest trees to climate change in Europe (MaP-FGR)
Council Directive 1999/105/EC of 22 December 1999 on the marketing of forest reproductive material
Plant Reproductive Material [European Union]

Forest policy and legislation
Forest Focus (2003-2006)
Forest policy and legislation > Processes > Global processes
EU FLEGT Facility
EU REDD Facility
Reporting Obligations Database (ROD)
Forest policy and legislation > Processes > Regional processes
Civil Dialogue Group on Forestry and Cork
• Beirat für Forstwirtschaft und Kork; Groupe consultatif 'Forêts, y inclus liège'
DG DEVCO - Sustainable Forestry
DG Environment - Forests
EC - Energy - Renewable Energy - Biomass
EC DG Agriculture and Rural Development
EC DG Environment
EC Directorate-General for Climate Action (DG-CLIMA)
EU Forest Action Plan
• EU-Forstaktionsplan; Plan d'action de l'UE pour la gestion durable des forêts
EU REDD Facility
EUSTAFOR - European State Forest Association
European Environmental Bureau (EEB)
European Platform for Biodiversity Research Strategy (EPBRS)
Forest Europe - Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe
Forest Policy and Innovation Database
Justice and Environment (J&E)
LIFE
Plant Reproductive Material [European Union]
Pulp and Paper Industry
Reporting Obligations Database (ROD)
Standing Forestry Committee
• Ständiger Forstausschuss; Comité permanent forestier
The new EU Forest Strategy
ThinkForest - A European high-level forum on the future of forests
Forest policy and legislation > Processes > National processes
EU Biodiversity Action Plan
Forest Policy and Innovation Database
Forest policy and legislation > Instruments
EU REDD Facility
Forest policy and legislation > Instruments > Regulation
Birds Directive - Directive 2009/147/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 November 2009 on the conservation of wild birds
Council Directive 1999/105/EC of 22 December 1999 on the marketing of forest reproductive material
Directive on the protection of the environment through criminal law
EC DG Environment
EU Timber Regulation - Regulation (EU) No 995/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 October 2010 laying down the obligations of operators who place timber and timber products on the
EUR-Lex
European Union Network for the Implementation and Enforcement of Environmental Law (IMPEL)
• IMPEL Network
Forest Fires Related EU Legislation
Forest Policy and Innovation Database
Habitats Directive - Council Directive 92/43/EEC of 21 May 1992 on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora (Consolidated version 1.1.2007)
Justice and Environment (J&E)
LIFE
Reporting Obligations Database (ROD)
Water Framework Directive
Forest policy and legislation > Instruments > Information and communication
COST Action FP1207. Orchestrating forest-related policy analysis in Europe (ORCHESTRA)
EU Biodiversity Action Plan
EU FLEGT Facility
European Environment Agency (EEA)
European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity (ETC-BD)
European Topic Centre on Urban, Land and Soil Ecosystems (ETC-ULS)
Eurostat - Forestry
Forest Policy and Innovation Database
Plant Reproductive Material [European Union]
Reporting Obligations Database (ROD)
Forest policy and legislation > Illegal logging
DG DEVCO - Sustainable Forestry
Directive on the protection of the environment through criminal law
EU FLEGT Facility
EU Timber Regulation - Regulation (EU) No 995/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 October 2010 laying down the obligations of operators who place timber and timber products on the
Failing the forests - Europe's illegal timber trade
Forest policy and legislation > Foresight > Institutes
European Confederation of Woodworking Industries (CEI-Bois)
Forest policy and legislation > Foresight > Agriculture
DG Agriculture and Rural Development - Economic analysis and market forecasts
Foresight Process - Standing Committee on Agricultural Research (SCAR)
Scenar 2020-II – Update of scenario study on agriculture and the rural world
Forest policy and legislation > Foresight > Environment
The European environment - state and outlook (SOER)

Forest ecology and ecosystems
COST Action FP1305. Linking belowground biodiversity and ecosystem function in European forests - BioLink
Forest ecology and ecosystems > Tree species
COST Action FP1403. Non-native Tree Species for European Forests
Forest ecology and ecosystems > Biodiversity
Biodiversity Information System for Europe (BISE)
Birds Directive - Directive 2009/147/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 November 2009 on the conservation of wild birds
EU Biodiversity Action Plan
European Atlas of Soil Biodiversity
European Nature Information System (EUNIS)
European Red List
Habitats Directive - Council Directive 92/43/EEC of 21 May 1992 on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora (Consolidated version 1.1.2007)
Natura 2000 Network Viewer
The European environment - state and outlook (SOER)
Forest ecology and ecosystems > Soil science
COST Action 639. Greenhouse-gas budget of soils under changing climate and land use
European Atlas of Soil Biodiversity
European Soil Data Centre (ESDAC)

Climate and CO2 > Climate change
COST Action FP1106. STReESS – Studying Tree Responses to extreme Events: a SynthesiS
COST Action FP1202. Strengthening conservation: a key issue for adaptation of marginal/peripheral populations of forest trees to climate change in Europe (MaP-FGR)
COST Action FP1304. Towards robust projections of European forests under climate change (PROFOUND)
Climate-Adapt - European Climate Adaptation Platform
EC Directorate-General for Climate Action (DG-CLIMA)
European Flood Awareness System
Temporary Committee on Climate Change
Climate and CO2 > Greenhouse gas emissions and carbon sequestration
COST Action 639. Greenhouse-gas budget of soils under changing climate and land use
COST Action FP0803. Belowground carbon turnover in European forests

Forest management and planning
COST Action FP0804. Forest Management Decision Support Systems (FORSYS)
Forest management and planning > C&I for SFM
Forest Europe - Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe
Forest management and planning > Silviculture
COST Action FP1206. European mixed forests - Integrating Scientific Knowledge in Sustainable Forest Management (EuMIXFOR)
COST Action FP1301. Innovative management and multifunctional utilization of traditional coppice forests - an answer to future ecological, economic and social challenges in the European forestry secto
COST Action FP1403. Non-native Tree Species for European Forests
Forest management and planning > Forest planning
COST Action FP1201. Forest Land Ownership Changes in Europe: Significance for Management And Policy (FACESMAP)
COST Action FP1204. Green Infrastructure approach: linking environmental with social aspects in studying and managing urban forests - GreenInUrbs
Forest management and planning > Wildlife management
Birds Directive - Directive 2009/147/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 November 2009 on the conservation of wild birds

Forest protection
COST Action FP1002. Pathway Evaluation and pest Risk Management In Transport (PERMIT)
COST Action FP1401. A Global Network of Nurseries as Early Warning System Against Alien Tree Pests
Euphresco
European Alien Species Information Network - EASIN
International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC)
Forest protection > Fire
European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS)
Forest Fires Related EU Legislation
Forest protection > Fungi
COST Action FP1102. Determining Invasiveness And Risk Of Dothistroma (DIAROD)
Plant Pest and Disease Factsheets
Forest protection > Insects
Plant Pest and Disease Factsheets

Research > Research institutes > International
European Environment Agency (EEA)
Research > European Union
EURAXESS - Researchers in Motion
Euphresco
European Environment Agency (EEA)
Joint Research Centre (JRC)
LIFE and European Forests
Research > Networks
COST Action 639. Greenhouse-gas budget of soils under changing climate and land use
COST Action FP0803. Belowground carbon turnover in European forests
COST Action FP0804. Forest Management Decision Support Systems (FORSYS)
COST Action FP0905. Biosafety of forest transgenic trees
COST Action FP1001. Improving Data and Information on the Potential Supply of Wood Resources: A European Approach from Multisource National Forest Inventories (USEWOOD)
COST Action FP1002. Pathway Evaluation and pest Risk Management In Transport (PERMIT)
COST Action FP1006. Bringing new functions to wood through surface modification
COST Action FP1101. Assessment, Reinforcement and Monitoring of Timber Structures
COST Action FP1102. Determining Invasiveness And Risk Of Dothistroma (DIAROD)
COST Action FP1106. STReESS – Studying Tree Responses to extreme Events: a SynthesiS
COST Action FP1201. Forest Land Ownership Changes in Europe: Significance for Management And Policy (FACESMAP)
COST Action FP1202. Strengthening conservation: a key issue for adaptation of marginal/peripheral populations of forest trees to climate change in Europe (MaP-FGR)
COST Action FP1203. European non-wood forest products (NWFPs) network
COST Action FP1204. Green Infrastructure approach: linking environmental with social aspects in studying and managing urban forests - GreenInUrbs
COST Action FP1205. Innovative applications of regenerated wood cellulose fibres
COST Action FP1206. European mixed forests - Integrating Scientific Knowledge in Sustainable Forest Management (EuMIXFOR)
COST Action FP1207. Orchestrating forest-related policy analysis in Europe (ORCHESTRA)
COST Action FP1301. Innovative management and multifunctional utilization of traditional coppice forests - an answer to future ecological, economic and social challenges in the European forestry secto
COST Action FP1302. WoodMusICK - WOODen MUSical Instrument Conservation and Knowledge
COST Action FP1303. Performance of Biobased building materials
COST Action FP1304. Towards robust projections of European forests under climate change (PROFOUND)
COST Action FP1305. Linking belowground biodiversity and ecosystem function in European forests - BioLink
COST Action FP1401. A Global Network of Nurseries as Early Warning System Against Alien Tree Pests
COST Action FP1402. Basis of Structural Timber Design - from research to standards
COST Action FP1403. Non-native Tree Species for European Forests
COST Action FP1404. Fire safe use of bio-based building products
COST Action FP1405. Active and intelligent (fibre-based) packaging (ActInPak)
COST Action FP1407. Understanding wood modification through an integrated scientific and environmental impact approach (ModWoodLife)
Euphresco
European Biofuels Technology Platform
European Fibre and Paper Research Organisation (EFPRO)
Forest Energy Portal

Education > Education framework
European University Association (EUA)
Eurydice
Forestry Education, Between Science and Practice
Portal on Learning Opportunities throughout the European Space (PLOTEUS)
Study in Europe
Education > International study programmes > Undergraduate studies
Paper University
Education > International study programmes > Post-graduate studies
European Forestry (MSc)
• Erasmus Mundus Master of Science in European Forestry, organised by Finland, Sweden, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Sweden and France.
Paper University
Sustainable Forest and Nature Management, SUFONAMA (MSc)
Sustainable Tropical Forestry, SUTROFOR (MSc)
Education > Student and teacher exchange
EURAXESS - Researchers in Motion
Erasmus Mundus
Grundtvig programme
International Student Exchange Programme (ISEP)
Leonardo da Vinci Programme
Portal on Learning Opportunities throughout the European Space (PLOTEUS)
Study in Europe
Education > Educational networks
Association for European Life Science Universities - ICA
Eduforest
Euroleague for Life Sciences (ELLS)
• Euroleague for Life Sciences and North American Universities (ELLSNA)
Forestpedagogics.eu
International Forestry Students' Association (IFSA)
Learning About Forests (LEAF)
SILVA Network

Forest products
Production of wood and forest industry products in EU-25
Forest products > Forest products industry
COST Action FP1101. Assessment, Reinforcement and Monitoring of Timber Structures
COST Action FP1303. Performance of Biobased building materials
EFORWOOD
Eurostat - Forestry
Pulp and Paper Industry
Forest products > Wood properties
COST Action FP1205. Innovative applications of regenerated wood cellulose fibres
COST Action FP1302. WoodMusICK - WOODen MUSical Instrument Conservation and Knowledge
Forest products > Utilization of wood and wood products
COST Action FP1006. Bringing new functions to wood through surface modification
COST Action FP1302. WoodMusICK - WOODen MUSical Instrument Conservation and Knowledge
COST Action FP1402. Basis of Structural Timber Design - from research to standards
COST Action FP1404. Fire safe use of bio-based building products
COST Action FP1407. Understanding wood modification through an integrated scientific and environmental impact approach (ModWoodLife)
Forest products > Manufacturing processes > Woodworking
European Confederation of Woodworking Industries (CEI-Bois)
Forest products > Pulp and paper
COST Action FP1405. Active and intelligent (fibre-based) packaging (ActInPak)
European Fibre and Paper Research Organisation (EFPRO)
Eurostat - Forestry
Forest products > Bioenergy
Biomass: green energy for Europe
EC - Energy - Renewable Energy - Biomass
Europe's Energy Portal
European Biofuels Technology Platform
European Biomass Association (AEBIOM)
Forest Energy Portal
INFORSE-Europe International Network for Sustainable Energy
Forest products > Non-wood forest products
COST Action FP1203. European non-wood forest products (NWFPs) network

Marketing and trade
EU Timber Regulation - Regulation (EU) No 995/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 October 2010 laying down the obligations of operators who place timber and timber products on the
Marketing and trade > Market and trade flow
Eurostat - Forestry
Failing the forests - Europe's illegal timber trade

Information sources
Where to find forest data. A Pan-European overview of international institutions and networks for data collection, storage and reporting related to sustainable forest management in 2003
Information sources > International portals
Biodiversity Information System for Europe (BISE)
Climate-Adapt - European Climate Adaptation Platform
Copernicus - The European Earth Observation Programme
EC DG Agriculture and Rural Development
EC DG Environment
EFDAC - European Forest Data Center
ENDS Europe - Europe's Environmental News Service
EU FLEGT Facility
European Environment Information and Observation Network (EIONET)
European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS)
European Nature Information System (EUNIS)
European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity (ETC-BD)
European Topic Centre on Urban, Land and Soil Ecosystems (ETC-ULS)
Eurostat - Forestry
Forest Policy and Innovation Database
Futmon - Further Development and Implementation of an EU-level Forest Monitoring System
GISCO - Geographic Information System of the European Commission
Natura 2000 Network Viewer

Miscellaneous > Forest administration
EUSTAFOR - European State Forest Association
Miscellaneous > Forest owners' associations and networks
COPA-COGECA
Confederation of European Forest Owners (CEPF)
• Confédération Européenne des Propriétaires Forestiers
European Forest Nurseries Association (EFNA)
European Landowners' Organization (ELO)
Union of Foresters of Southern Europe (USSE)
• Unión de Selvicultores del Sur de Europa; l´Union des Sylviculteurs du Sud de l´Europe
Miscellaneous > Forestry and Environmental NGOs
Forests and the European Union Resource Network (FERN)