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

The organisers of the 25th European Forum on Urban Forestry (EFUF) invite 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.

The call for abstracts is now closed. We aim to open the call for abstract for EFUF2024 mid-December 2023.

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

Abstract submission is now closed.

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 20th Of March 2023. 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.