The World Congress, attracts 3 – 5000 participants from all over the world, including representatives from governments, NGO’s and industry.
The next World Congress to Europe!
The most recent IUFRO World Congresses were held in Brisbane, Australia, Seoul, South Korea and Salt Lake City, U.S.A. In 2019 the congress city will be Curitiba, Brazil. The next host should then be European!
The country host organisation
An extensive application process takes place every 5th year. The country host organisation coordinating the bid is the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SLU.
A national working group
The government support shows the need for a higher international Swedish profile, in accordance with the vision of the national forest program. A strong dialogue takes place with scientists and stakeholders along the process. A national Swedish working group for IUFRO supports the work.
A regional bid covering the Nordic and Baltic countries
Sweden are inviting stakeholders from the Nordic and Baltic neighbouring countries to participate during the application process. Post excursions to the Nordic and Baltic countries will make an important contribution to the congress program. All together this includes a variety of landscapes, forest management systems, industries and stakeholders.
A message from the Vice President of IUFRO
Professor Björn Hånell, SLU, is the Vice President of IUFRO.
The IUFRO vision
To serve the needs for all forest researchers and decision makers
Coordinator of the Swedish bid: Dr. Fredrik Ingemarson