The overall theme for EFUF 2022 is facing the future: Adaptive measures in urban forests

 The organisers of the 24th European Forum on Urban Forestry (EFUF) invites urban forest practitioners, policy makers, researchers and managers to submit abstracts for the Forum. This includes, but is not limited to, applied as well as academic research, perspectives and experience of professionals and practitioners working in policy making, planning, management, engagement of civil society amongst many others. EFUF emphasises the connection of practice and scientific knowledge, encouraging a variety of possible formats to contribute to the conference.


Abstract Topics

Contributions to the 24th European Forum on Urban Forestry will explore these aspects.

Theme 1: Adaptive ecological measures in Urban Forests

  • exploring the challenges of climate change, pollution, natural disasters, resilience, biodiversity loss including invasive species, pollution, biodiversity and innovative approaches to urban ecosystem management.

Theme 2: Socio-environmental-economic measures in Urban Forests

  • exploring the challenges and opportunities around awareness, education, recreation, aesthetics, tourism and entrepreneurship alongside health & wellbeing services, spatial inclusion & exclusion.

Theme 3: Planning and governance measures in Urban Forests

  • exploring multi-stakeholder participation in urban forests alongside monitoring assessment, policy making, spatial planning, regulations for urban forests, co-creation, co-governance and nature-based solutions.


We accept proposals for oral presentations, poster presentations and non-commercial demonstrations. Abstracts should not exceed 2,500 characters and be submitted in the English language. Do not include figures, tables, or attachments to the abstract. The proposal should be relevant to one of the three streams. 

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 1st of February 2022.

For abstract submission, please use the online system at or directly at you will have to setup an account.

The programme committee will determine whether a proposal will be accepted for presentation, considering the significance and/or the innovative character of the contribution. Authors will normally be informed of the acceptance or otherwise of their contribution by the end of February 2022. The decision of the programme committee is final, and correspondence will not be entered.

At least one of the authors should register for the conference and should have their fee settled by 30 April 2022.

The language of the forum is English.