European Forest Week celebrates the contribution of European forests in mitigating climate change,
providing wood and renewable energy, securing the supply of fresh water and protecting our environment.

The week was declared by the ministers responsible for forests of 46 European countries and is being jointly organized by the European Commission, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, in close collaboration with the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, France.

During the week of 20-24 October, a series of meetings will be held by these entities and other European forestry-related partners at the Food and Agriculture Organization Headquarters in Rome, Italy. The Rome events will bring together hundreds of individuals from governments, non-governmental organizations, research institutions, regional and international networks, United Nations agencies and the private sector. Senior forestry and other sector-related officials from all over Europe will attend. The meetings will provide a unique opportunity for diverse stakeholders and forest managers to share perspectives and seek solutions to some of the most challenging issues facing forests and forestry today: climate change, energy and water.

In conjunction with the Rome meetings, a high-profile European Union Presidency event will be held in Brussels (20 October) and a number of national and local events will take place in participating countries throughout Europe.

For more information on participating in European Forest Week activities, click on the options below:

Rome meetings
pre-registration for individuals attending EFW meetings
at FAO headquarters in Rome.

Partner activities in Rome
request meeting rooms, time slots, and exhibition space for organizations holding Partner activities during EFW at FAO headquarters in Rome.

National and local in-country events
post announcements on the EFW website and register for use of the EFW logo for in-country national or local events.