Future-Oriented Integrated Management of European Forest Landscapes

INTEGRAL Focuses On:

  • Analyzing the existing land use policies and their implementation in 20 different case studies throughout Europe
  • Recognizing the key social, ecological and technical factors influencing to the use of the forests
  • Developing forest management tools which can better take into account various demands for forest goods and services

Project started on November 2011 and it will last for 4 years. Project budget is 7 million € and it is funded by the EU Seventh Framework Programme for Research.


INTEGRAL aims at diminishing existing incoherencies between land use policies and their implementation at the landscape level. This is carried out by developing a new policy and management approach which will help to reconcile ecological, socio-economical and economical aspects of forest use.

EUSTAFOR Contribution

Eustafor’s role in the project is to act as an information resource on the practical aspects of forest management. EUSTAFOR also participates in dissemination of project outputs among our member organizations and other stakeholders.

INTEGRAL Final Conference, 5 March 2015

The final conference “SUSTAINABLE AND MULTIFUNCTIONAL FOREST MANAGEMENT IN EUROPE: ACHIEVEMENTS, CHALLENGES AND FUTURE POLICY OPTIONS” will take place on 24-25 June in Brussels. At this meeting, the draft EU Policy Paper will be discussed, summarizing the findings from the INTEGRAL research for each EU forest-related policy field.
Further information on the keynote speakers and the conference sessions is available under:

Particpants can look forward to

  • a vibrant and inspiring atmosphere to foster collaboration and an exchange of knowledge
  • diverse fields of expertise and perspectives concerning sustainable forest management from ten different countries of the European Union
  • both formal and informal presentation formats (world café and working group discussions)
  • keynote presentations and a policy relevant workshop
  • non-traditional opportunities for interacting with and learning from conference attendees
  • a cosy get-together as an opportunity for exchanging views and experiences.

EUSTAFOR Interactive Working Group At The EUSTAFOR General Assembly, 5 March 2015

Increasing Land Use Conflicts in State Forest Management Areas
Shared Problems, Concepts and Experiences for Coping Strategies

Partner organizations

  • Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
  • University of Freiburg, Institute of Forest and Environmental Policy, Germany
  • University of Padua, T.e.S.A.F. Department Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry, Italy
  • Wageningen University, The Netherlands
  • University of Forestry – Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, Center for Futures Studies, Austria
  • Oxford University, Environmental Change Institute (ECI), United Kingdom
  • The Technical University of Lisbon, The Instituto Superior de Agronomia (ISA), Portugal
  • University of Molise, Laboratory of Forest Ecology and Geomatics (ECOGEOFOR), Italy
  • European Commission Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Belgium
  • Technical University in Zvolen (TUZVO), Slovakia
  • Aleksandras Stulginskis University, Lithuani
  • Technische Universität München (TUM), Germany
  • Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V., Fraunhofer Center for Central and Eastern Europe (MOEZ), Germany
  • University College Dublin, UCD School of Agriculture, Food Science & Veterinary Medicine (UCD), Ireland
  • The Catholic University of Portugal (CUP), Portugal
  • Confederation of European Forest Owners (CEPF)
  • FERN (Stichting FERN), Belgium
  • European State Forest Association (EUSTAFOR)

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