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FSC to host a Side Event at the European Forest Week

Friday, 6 December 2013

FSC to host a Side Event at the European Forest Week
FSC to host a Side Event at the European Forest Week

European Forest Week (EFW) will be held next from 9–13 December 2013 in Rovaniemi, Finland. FSC is one of the 15 launching partners and will be carrying out a series of outreach activities including an official side event.

Entitled ‘FSC certification in Scandinavia: Highlighting the social value of forests.’ the FSC side event will highlight the social value of FSC certification in Scandinavia and present on how FSC forest certification ensures the rights of forest-dependent communities. The Sami, the only indigenous people of Scandinavia, will share their experiences about the role of FSC in the protection of their traditional livelihoods.

When: Thursday 12 December 2013, 10.00 – 11.30.
Where: room Kuu, Hotel Santa Claus

Provisional Agenda

10.00 - 10.10 Opening words and Welcome - Felix Romero, Regional Director, FSC Europe

10.10 - 10.40 FSC and the Sámi People – impacts and tools from an indigenous perspective; Anders Blom, Chairman,The Protect Sápmi Foundation

10.40 - 11.20 FSC Social Policy: Smallholders, Local Communities and Indigenous people - Vanessa Linforth, Social Policy Manager, FSC International

11.20 - 11.30 Closure

For more information please contact:
Laura Paulus, FSC Network Liason Officer l.paulus@fsc.org

Visit our EFW dedicated website>>

About the European Forest Week

European Forest Week will be held from 9–13 December 2013 in Rovaniemi, Finland. FSC is one of the 15 launching partners who will use the week to promote responsible forest management and raise awareness of forest sector’s contribution to a green economy.

EFW will be celebrated both in Rovaniemi and throughout Europe with forest-related events organized by different public and private organizations. It will provide a unique communication and outreach opportunity to raise the visibility of the forest sector and the multiple products and services it contributes to the daily lives of Europeans.


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