EFUF2023 Programme

The programme is subject to changes.

Last update: 2 Feb 2023

DAY 0: TUESDAY 23rd MAY 2023 
18:00–21:00 Meet and greet: EFUF icebreaker, Welcome Cocktail and Buffet, Early registration

 

DAY 1: Wednesday 24th MAY 2023
08:30–09:30 Registration of participants, coffee
09:30–11:00 Opening session
11:00–11:30 Coffee break
11:30–13:00 Plenary session
13:00–14:00 Lunch
14:00–18:00 Study visit to Zakrzówek – an example of a post-mining area where natural succession has occurred. The ecosystem is unique and naturally valuable. On the other hand, the area is used for recreation. Therefore some recreational infrastructure was developed to manage the influx of visitors and concentrate it in some parts, protecting the rest of the ecosystem. The project caused some controversies that will be discussed. 
18:00–19:30 EFUF International Steering committee 

 

DAY 2: Thursday 25th MAY 2023
08:15 – 08:30 Registration of participants, coffee
08:30 – 10:00 Plenary session
10:00 – 10:30 Poster-Lightning talks, Congress hall 
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00–12:45

Parallel session Number 1, Theme: Urban Forests and Urban Green Planning

Parallel session Number 2, Theme: Urban Trees and Water

Parallel session Number 3, Theme: Biotic management aspects in the Urban Forest

12:45–13:45 Lunch
13:45–15:00

Option 1: Poster presentations

Option 2: Demonstrations 

Option 3: Networking

Option 4: Additional parallel session (in Polish) 

15:00–18:30 Study visit to the urban “Wolski Forest” (known as the Kraków mountains) and the SYMBIOSIS Ecological Education Centre. The central theme of the visit will be to showcase the best practice and challenges of preserving cultural and natural heritage in the city.
18:30–19:30 Free time and/or travel time to conference dinner venue
19:30 – late Dinner and boat cruise on the Vistula river (this is an additional paid event)

 

DAY 3: Friday 26th MAY 2023
08:15–08:30 Registration of participants, coffee
08:30–11:00

Parallel session Number 5, Theme: Urban Forests and Urban Green Planning

Parallel session Number 6, Theme: Urban Trees and Water

Parallel session Number 7, Theme: Biotic management aspects in the Urban Forest

11:00–11:30 Coffee break
11:30–12:30 Keynote 2 + Q&A
12:30–12:55 EFUF International steering group announcements
12:55–13:05 Announcement of European young urban Forester of the year award
13:05–13:30 Forum summary 
13:30–14:30 Lunch
14:30  Early departures
14:30–18:00

Study visit to the urban forest “Mogilski” and the “Polish Aviators’ Park.

  • “Mogilski Forest” (Nature Sanctuary) is the largest and best-preserved fragment of ash-elm riparian forest in Krakow
  • Polish Aviators’ Park showcases comprehensive activities to adapt the city to climate change and protect biodiversity

 

DAY 4: Saturday 27th MAY 2023: Optional excursion
09:30–16:00 Optional guided sightseeing tour (the Old Town, the Wawel Royal Castle, the old Jewish Quarter Kazimierz) with lunch (this is an additional paid event)