Steering committee

The 8th steering committee meeting in 2012 in Paris, France. Photo: EUFORGEN

The EUFORGEN Programme is overseen by a Steering Committee of nationally appointed representatives.

The Steering Committee has overall responsibility for the Programme. It is composed of National Coordinators from all member countries. Bioversity International and FAO may nominate representatives as observers. If needed, experts may also be invited to participate in Steering Committee meetings as observers.

Decisions are taken by consensus. If a consensus cannot be reached then the Steering Committee has the option to vote on an issue so as to reach a decision based on a simple majority of votes. Each country has one vote; representatives from Bioversity International and FAO have no voting rights. Between meetings, should the need arise for a decision on an urgent issue, the Secretariat will contact the Steering Committee members by email and action will be taken upon receiving feedback in the given timeframe.

National coordinators

Each country appoints a National Coordinator who is the official contact person for all matters relating to the Programme.

The role of the National Coordinators is to:

  • Participate in Steering Committee meetings and other activities
  • Promote EUFORGEN and its activities at national level
  • Liaise between the Secretariat and relevant ministries and agencies in a country regarding its membership and other issues
  • Ensure that necessary resources are channelled to the Programme
  • Liaise between the Secretariat and national institutions involved in EUFORGEN activities
  • Nominate experts on thematic areas relevant for EUFORGEN and maintain regular contact with them
  • Assist experts and national institutes to contribute to EUFORGEN activities, as needed.

Nominated National Coordinators during current Phase of the Programme:

Austria
Thomas Geburek
Department of Forest Genetics, Research and Training Centre for Forests, Natural Hazards and Landscape (BFW).
Vienna
email
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Belgium
Alain Servais
Public Service of Wallonia, Department of Nature and Forests - Forest Tree Seed Center
Marche-en-Famenne
email
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Croatia
Davorin Kajba
Dept. of Forest Genetics, Dendrology and Botany, Faculty of Forestry, University of Zagreb
Zagreb
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Czech Republic
Josef Frýdl
Forestry and Game Management Research Institute (FGMRI)
Jíloviště
email
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Denmark
Ditte Christina Olrik
Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark, Nature Agency
Græsted
email
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Estonia
Tiit Maaten
Institute of Forestry and Rural Engineering, Estonian University of Life Sciences
Tartu
email
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Finland
Mari Rusanen
Natural Resources Institute Finland , (LUKE)
Helsinki
email
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France
François Lefèvre
INRA - Ecologie des Forêts Méditerranéennes
Avignon cedex 9
email
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Germany
Bernd Degen
Johann Heinrich von Thünen Institute, Federal Research Institute for Rural Areas, Forestry and Fisheries
Grosshansdorf
email
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Hungary
László Nagy
Forestry Research Institute
Sárvár
email
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Iceland
Thröstur Eysteinsson
Iceland Forest Service, Midvangi 2-4
Egilsstadir
email
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Ireland
Brian Clifford
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM), FSD/COFORD
Dublin 2
email
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Italy
Fulvio Ducci
Council for Agricultural Research and Economics - Forestry Research Center (CREA-SEL)
Arezzo
email
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Lithuania
Virgilijus Baliuckas
Forest Institute, Lithuanian Forest Research Institute
Girionys, Kaunas Reg.
email
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Luxembourg
Frank Wolter
Administration de la nature et des forêts
Diekirch
email
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Moldova
Valeriu Caisin
FRMI

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Netherlands
Joukje Buiteveld
Centre for Genetic Resources Netherlands
Wageningen
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Norway
Tor Myking
Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research
As
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Serbia
Saša Orlovic
Institute of Lowland Forestry and Environment
Novi Sad
email
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Slovakia
Roman Longauer
National Forest Centre
Zvolen
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Slovenia
Hojka Kraigher
Slovenian Forestry Institute
Ljubljana
email
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Sweden
Sanna Black-Samuelsson
Swedish Forest Agency
Uppsala
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Switzerland
Peter Rotach
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETHZ), Waldmanagement/Waldbau
Zürich
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United Kingdom
Jason Hubert
Forestry Commission
Midlothian
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