First Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe (Strasbourg, France, 1990)
The First Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe took place in Strasbourg/France in December 1990. Under the impression of increasing threats to European forests, the participants of the Conference recognized the need for cross-border protection and agreed on a General Declaration and six Resolutions. These Strasbourg Resolutions initiated a broad scientific and technical co-operation throughout Europe. Moreover, the Strasbourg Conference was a major step in initiating the incorporation of scientific data into political action for the protection of European Forests. One of the six resolutions addressed the establishment of a Decentralized European Data Bank on Forest Fires:
In the context of the development of the pan-European Forest Risk Knowledge Mechanism (FoRISK) the workshop “Develop, Adopt and Transfer Innovative Solutions and Actions to Prevent and Control Wildfires”, jointly organized by the General Directorate of Forestry Türkiye, Silva Mediterranea and FOREST EUROPE; 24-27 October 2022, Antalya, Türkiye.
Contributions by REEFMC, RFMC, Ukrainian partners and GFMC:
The Antalya Workshop Group. Photos: Orman Genel Müdürlügü (OGM)
FOREST EUROPE to support Ukraine in rebuilding its forest sector (2022-2023)
On 30 August 2022, a Ministerial Decision was adopted by the 44 Member States of FOREST EUROPE at the first High-Level Policy Dialogue (HLPD), an inclusive dialogue among interested actors to exchange on the latest scientific findings, best practices, and specific national policies.