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Sweden applies for IUFRO World Congress

Published: 21 October 2016

The World Congress, attracts 3 – 5000 participants from all over the world, including representatives from governments, NGO’s and industry.

The most recent IUFRO World Congresses were held in Brisbane, Australia, Seoul, South Korea and Salt Lake City, U.S.A. In 2019 the congress city will be Curitiba, Brazil. The next host should then be European!

An extensive application process takes place every 5th year. The country host organisation coordinating the bid is the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SLU.

A strong dialogue takes place with scientists and stakeholders along the process. A national Swedish working group for IUFRO supports the work.

Sweden are inviting stakeholders from the Nordic and Baltic neighbouring countries to participate during the application process.

All together this includes a variety of landscapes, forest management systems, industries and stakeholders.

A message from the Vice President of IUFRO

Professor Björn Hånell, SLU, is the Vice President of IUFRO.

In this film the Vice President presents the aim and scope of the IUFRO World Congress.

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