In the context of the project "Implementation of the EU Forestry Strategy: How to protect EU forests against harmful impacts?", a workshop was held in Brussels on 7-8 May 2009. It provided valuable input for the development of policy options addressing, to different extents, the demands for a community approach to forest protection in the EU.
The final project report, submitted to the Commission in September 2009, contains in-depth analysis and evaluations of different policy options concerning how best to protect European forests at the community level and concludes with different scenarios for future decision-making, taking into account the options’ feasibility and effectiveness. On 8 October 2009, the results of the project were presented in Brussels to the Standing Forestry Committee (SFC), the representative board for EU forest policy, in which all Member States are represented.
The final report as well as the summary of the expert workshop is available for download.