Programme

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10h30 | Welcome and Introduction

  • Mr Andreas Thurner, member of the EESC, rapporteur of the EESC ongoing opinion on the EC Progress Report on the EU Forest Strategy
  • Mr Harald Mauser (moderator of this hearing), Liaison Officer, Brussels Office, European Forest Institute (EFI)

10h40 | Panel I - EU Institutions – presentations by

  • Mr Marc de SMET, Policy Officer, DG Agriculture and rural development, European Commission
  • The Romanian Presidency
  • Mr Ossi Martikainen, Committee of the Regions, Chair of the NAT commission and rapporteur of the Committee of the Regions' opinion on the Mid-term review of the EU Forest Strategy
  • Mr Jérôme ROCHE, Secretary General, European Organisation of Agricultural, Rural and Forestry Contractors

Q&A session

11h40 | Coffee break

12h00 | Panel II – presentations by

  • Mr Martin Höbarth, Chair of the COPA-COGECA Forest Working Party
  • Ms Anke Schulmeister, Senior Forest Policy Officer, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
  • Ms Silvia Melegari, Secretary General, European Organisation of the Sawmill Industry (EOS)

Q&A session

13h15 | Conclusions by

  • Mr Andreas Thurner, rapporteur of the EESC opinion EC Progress Report on the EU Forest Strategy

13h25 | Final remarks by

  • Mr Harald Mauser, moderator, European Forest Institute (EFI)

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