Call for abstracts EFUF2023

Call for abstracts EFUF2023

The overall theme for EFUF 2023 is Urban Forests as Nature-based Solutions

The organisers of the 25th 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.

We accept oral talks, presentations, posters and other non-commercial contributions. Abstracts (maximum 2500 characters, spaces included) are only accepted in English language. The proposal should be relevant to one of the three themes of the conference.

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 6 February 2023 9:00 am CET (Brussels time).

Abstract Topics

Contributions to the 25th European Forum on Urban Forestry will explore these aspects.

Theme 1: Urban Forests and Urban Greening Plans

Exploring the challenges of planning for existing tree-based urban green space, and for planning new urban forests, including citizens’ views and perceptions, and maximising services provided by urban forests.

Theme 2: Urban Forests, Urban Trees and Water

Exploring the role that urban forests and urban trees can play in managing water in and around cities and towns (water buffering, reducing floods, limiting water pollution), including the impact of droughts on tree-based ecosystems.

Theme 3: Biotic Management aspects in Urban Forestry

Exploring impact of pests and diseases, and the role of adaptive management to limit these impacts.

Abstract Submission

For abstract submission, please use the online system at https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/EFUF2023_Call_Abstracts.

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 2023.

 

The language of the forum is English.

For any questions related to the abstract submission process, please contact rik . devreese @ efi . int.

The Green4C Business Innovation Challenge

The Green4C Business Innovation Challenge

A unique opportunity to make green care innovative ideas growing

Co-funded by the Erasmus+ of the European Union, Green4C is a Knowledge Alliance project promoting nature-based solutions for health, wellbeing, and social inclusion. Bringing together universities, businesses, and organisations, Green4C wants to provide interdisciplinary skills and encourage innovation and entrepreneurship in Green Care.

The term Green Care refers to a “range of activities that promotes physical and mental health and well-being through contact with nature”. In the last few decades, a growing body of research is demonstrating the benefits of the contact with nature on health and wellbeing. Green Care can improve mental and physical health, representing an efficient tool for public health issues. In addition, activities such as social farming or community gardening can promote social inclusion and address other social issues.

Recognising the central role of nature for the development of a healthier and more sustainable future, Green4C seeks to foster Green Care as an efficient answer to environmental, health, and social concerns.

To stimulate the creation of innovative Green Care initiatives, the Green4C team has produced an interesting new opportunity, the Business Innovation Challenge (BIC). The BIC is a free competition for anyone with innovative ideas involving nature, health, and wellbeing. Participants will compete by presenting their business or projects ideas to promote the health and social benefits of nature. Ideas can involve one or more Green4C thematic sectors, i.e., Forest-based care, Urban green care, Social agriculture, and Green care tourism.

Winners of the BIC will gain access to the Green4C Summer School. The Summer School is a high specialisation course taking place in Italy (from the 20th of June to the 8th of July 2022), at the Agripolis campus of the University of Padova. Top European experts in Green Care will be sharing knowledge and best practices on entrepreneurship, forestry, nature-based solutions, health, and much more. The aim of this course is to give students all the necessary tools to realise innovative Green Care initiatives. Only 25 participants will be selected for the Summer School.

The deadline to participate in the BIC is the 3rd of April 2022, at 23.59 CEST. To apply, participants must fill out the application form, which includes the presentation of their business or project idea in Green Care. Learn all the details about the BIC on bit.ly/green4c-bic.

Call for abstract EFUF2022

Call for abstract EFUF2022

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.

 

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Official announcement #EFUF2022

Official announcement #EFUF2022

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