How to register for EFUF2024?

Registration will open at 12 February 2024, and closes on the 7th of May 2024. Participants must pay registration fees in advance, through the booking page (with credit card), or by an invoice (bank transfer).

Registration fees

  • Full Conference – 500 € includes access to the EFUF, all meals (lunches), coffee breaks, conference materials, bus transfers, excursions (excluding the optional excursion on Saturday 25 May) and excluding dinners and accommodation.
  • Full Conference Early Bird (until 21 April) – approx. 450 € includes access to the EFUF, all meals (lunches), coffee breaks, conference materials, bus transfers, excursions (excluding the optional excursion on Saturday 25 May) and excluding dinners and accommodation.
  • Full conference – Student fee – 350 €, applies to bachelor’s and master’s students upon proof of status. PhD students without grant access are also eligible for this reduced fee (letter of supervisor to be provided).
  • Full conference – Retired persons – 375 € (upon proof of status)
  • Day package – 250 € – access for one day, including conference materials, coffee break and lunch, excursion and bus transfer for that particular day, excluding dinner and accommodation
  • Social dinner (Thursday 23 May 2024) – 80 €, dinner and drinks included
  • Optional excursion (Saturday 25 May 2024) – 60 € (including lunch at the restaurant and bus transfers)

Cancellation policy

  • If you cancel your registration before or on the 21st of April 2024, we will refund the registration fee, minus any bank transfer costs.
  • Suppose you cancel after the 21st of April 2024 and we cannot assign your conference seat to a participant from the waiting list, unfortunately, we cannot refund the registration fee.
  • If you can find a replacement, please contact us at efuf2024@sumins.hr to transfer your registration.

Please be aware that you will be registering and paying directly with one of the local organisers, the Croation Forest Research Institute (CFRI). EFUF ivzw is not a contracting party within this arrangement and cannot take any liability.

EFUF2024 Venue, travel and accommodation

EFUF2024 Venue, travel and accommodation

What to do and see in Zagreb?

Zagreb is a vibrant city, take the advantage of being in Zagreb to visit some of its highlights – see www.infozagreb.hr/en/ for more information. Since 2023, Croatia is using the EURO as currency. Credit cards are widely accepted.

Conference venue

The conference (including the welcome drink on Tuesday) will take place at the The Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology of the University of ZagrebAddress: Svetošimunska cesta 23, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia.

https://maps.app.goo.gl/uJdqayFgVbrshdW28

The venue can be easily reached by public transportation. From the city centre it takes about 30 min by tram to reach the venue. Please use Google Maps to find your way to the venue.

Accommodation

These hotels are suggestions, but basically any hotel in or close to the city centre is well connected to the venue.

  • Canopy by Hilton – Zagreb City Centre
  • Hotel Dubrovnik
  • Maistra City Vibes Zonar
  • Hotel Blue
  • Garden Hotel
  • Hotel International

Your hotel booking can support EFUF – use one of the following links to enter Bookings.com or Hotels.com, and a small percentage of your expenses will be returned to EFUF.

Transport

Zagreb is well-connected to the rest of Europe by train, plane or bus. 

🚆 Trains

Zagreb’s Main Railway Station in located in the city centre. Day and night trains connect Zagreb with Lubljana, Vienna, Zurich, Munich, Stuttgart, Budapest, Venice … The Man in Seat 61 is a great resource to plan your travel by train to Zagreb.

  Flights

Zagreb International Airport: https://www.zagreb-airport.hr/en

The airport is connected with the city center (Main Bus Station) by bus shuttle that leaves every 30 min. One-way ticket costs 8.00 EUR and can be bought online or on the bus. Travel lasts 35-40 min.

For more information and online tickets: https://plesoprijevoz.hr/en/zagreb-croatia/

Timetable: https://plesoprijevoz.hr/time-table/ 

🚍 Coach 

There are many connections from all over Europe to Zagreb. 

Public transportation in Zagreb

Zagreb is well-covered by public transportation (trams and buses).

You can buy paper tickets on any kiosk or from the driver (but please prepare coins or small bills). Ticket must be validated while on board (validators for paper tickets are located on the front or the back of the tram). 30-min ticket costs 0.53 EUR and 60-min ticket 0.93 EUR. It costs more when bought from the driver.

When in Zagreb, it is best to use Google maps where you can see public transportation lines in real time.

 

Weather in Zagreb and Croatia

Croatian Meteorological and Hydrological Agency https://meteo.hr/prognoze_e.php?section=prognoze_metp&param=zgdanas 

EFUF2024 Venue, travel and accommodation

We need your contribution to EFUF2024 – call for abstracts

EFUF 2024 – Urban Forests for All – 22 to 24 May 2024, Zagreb (Croatia)

The 26th European Forum on Urban Forestry (EFUF) invites researchers and professionals dealing with urban forests and green spaces to submit abstracts for a wide range of contributions. EFUF emphasises the connection of practice and scientific knowledge, encouraging a variety of possible formats to contribute to the conference. We welcome practice-oriented contributions, research contributions as well as proposals for workshops and demonstrations.

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 31 January 2024 23:59 CET (Brussels time) through this form: https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/EFUF2024_abstracts.

31 Jan 8:00 (CET) – Due to a technical problem with the provider of the submission platform, it is impossible to submit abstracts since 3:00 this morning. We apoligise for this and are monitoring the situation. If needed, the deadline will be extended with a few days.

Update 10:00 – the system is up and running again.

Abstract Topics

Contributions to the 26th European Forum on Urban Forestry will explore these aspects.

Theme 1: Urban Forests for People and Society

This theme will explore how urban forests and urban green spaces are important for people and society. Abstracts should cover the social aspects of urban forests and urban green space planning and management aimed at enhancing the happiness and health of citizens.

  • Inclusive urban forests and green spaces – how to make urban forests and green spaces just, safe, and inviting for all societal groups (regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, etc.)
  • Role of urban forests and green spaces in human health
  • Role of urban forests and green spaces in nature education (teaching and learning in nature)
  • Role of urban forests and green spaces as tourist attractions and in city branding
  • Stakeholder engagement and communication – Participatory approaches, co-management, co-governance, urban forest and green space stewardship, citizen science, stakeholder communication

Theme 2: Urban Forests for a Sustainable Tomorrow

This Forum theme will explore how to achieve well-performing urban forests and urban green spaces. Abstracts to be submitted under this theme should focus on the assessment of environmental conditions of urban forests and urban green space to support their planning and managing, with long-term provision of benefits to ecosystems and society in mind.

  • How to plan urban forests and green spaces for sustainable cities (for instance, and not exclusively in the context of climate change and biosecurity)
  • How to govern urban forests and green spaces in the context of sustainable cities
  • How to manage and maintain urban forests and green spaces (urban forestry and arboricultural practices)
  • Assessment and valuation of urban forest and green space benefits and negativities (monetary and non-monetary approaches)
  • Role of urban forests and green spaces in circular urban bioeconomy (Biocities)
  • How to safeguard urban forests and green spaces in the context of urbanisation and competing land use, legal and policy aspects of urban forests

Theme 3: Urban Forests for All Living Beings

Contributions under this theme will explore urban forests and urban green spaces as habitats – for people and other beings. The abstract submitted under this theme should look into the assessment and evaluation of urban biodiversity and the planning and management practices that aim to preserve and enhance it.

  • Biodiversity assessment (plants, insects, birds, mammals, etc.)
  • Management and maintenance of urban forests and green spaces in the context of biodiversity
  • How do we attract and keep pollinators in urban areas?
  • Invasive alien species – friends or foes?
  • Management of birds and other animals in urban areas – coexistence with humans
  • Planting material of tomorrow in the context of climate change – what to plant and where?

Abstract Submission

Abstracts (maximum 2000 characters, spaces included) are only accepted in English. They must not include figures, tables or attachment.

Deadline for submission is 31st of January 2024, 23:59 CET (Brussels time).
The programme committee will determine whether a work will be accepted for presentation, considering the significance and/or the innovative character of the contribution.

Authors will be informed on the acceptance of their contribution by the 23th of February 2024.

At least one of the authors should register for the conference, and should have their fee settled by 30 April 2024. If this is not the case, the organisers can withdraw selected contributions from the programme.

The language of the forum is English.

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