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Union of Foresters of Southern Europe (USSE)

Data Source: EFI EUROFOREST Portal
TitleUnion of Foresters of Southern Europe (USSE)
2nd TitleUnión de Selvicultores del Sur de Europa; l´Union des Sylviculteurs du Sud de l´Europe
CreatorUnion of Foresters of Southern Europe (USSE)
DescriptionUSSE is a European Economic Interest Group, founded in 1989, which integrates different associations of forests owners working in southern European regions, communities or countries belonging to the European Union. The USSE unites organizations of private forest owners from Spain (Galicia, Basque Country, Aquitania, Asturias, Navarre, Catalonia), France (Poitou-Charentes, SW France), Portugal and Greece. It has four core areas of action: (1) Contribute to formulation of European and international forestry policy, providing the view points and demands of southern European forests through representation of its members in decision making fora – European Union, Forest Europe (MCPFE), UN, COFO-FAO – and through communication and cooperation with other agencies such as COPA-COGECA, ELO, CEPF; (2) Generation and dissemination of knowledge to help establish a better diagnosis of the forestry sector, further sustainable forest management, and to facilitate strategic decision making; (3) Strengthening of partnerships between southern European forest owners' associations through the development of international and trans-regional cooperation projects, information flow, and the organization of congress, seminars and other events; (4) Promotion and dissemination of forest management and of products, goods and services generated by southern European forest stands.
LanguageEnglish, French, Portuguese, Spanish
CountryEUROPE, EUROPEAN UNION, France, Greece, Portugal, Spain
Keywordsassociations; silviculture; certification; private forest owners
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 Published: February 5 2007 | Last updated: May 17 2010