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Side event in conjunction with FOREST EUROPE meetings, Cuenca, Spain

Published: 3/11/2014

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the European Forest Genetic Resources Programme (EUFORGEN), Bioversity International and the Liaison Unit Madrid of the FOREST EUROPE process organized a side event in Cuenca, Spain on 3 November 2014. The side event provided the FOREST EUROPE delegates with an opportunity to learn more about EUFORGEN and how it contributes to the implementation of sustainable forest management in Europe


Read a summary of the event here

Download the presentation here

See some photos from the event here

Listen to an interview with Ricardo Alía from the Forest Research Centre of INIA, Spain, by clicking here.


18:15-18:20    Opening of the side event (María Tourné, Liaison Unit Madrid)
18:20-18:40    Presentation of EUFORGEN and its achievements (Jarkko Koskela, Bioversity International)
18:40-19:00    Pan-European genetic conservation strategy for forest trees (Sven de Vries, Centre for Genetic Resources the Netherlands)
19:00-19:20    Implications of global, European and national policies for the conservation and use of forest genetic resources (Kjersti Bakkebø Fjellstad, Norwegian Forest and Landscape Institute)
19:20-19:30    Concluding remarks (Ricardo Alía, Forest Research Centre of INIA, Spain)
19:30-19:45    Discussion

Read more about the side event on the FOREST EUROPE website