Welcome to the
Ministerial Conference

Shaping our future with resilient forests

An event that marks the peak phase of Germany’s four-year chairmanship of the FOREST EUROPE process, which started in January 2021 in Bonn

Official invitation from the Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture, Cem Özdemir

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On 1 and 2 October 2024, FOREST EUROPE Signatories and Observers will meet

The 44 ministers of the signatory countries, the European Commission, representatives of 48 observer organizations, and 14 observer countries will meet at the Petersberg Steigenberger Hotel in Königswinter, near Bonn. The aim is to make decisions to strengthen future cooperation on forests in Europe and share the latest findings and developments in Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) across the pan-European region.

At the event, ministers and heads of observer organizations will discuss Sustainable Forest Management, resilience, and youth involvement. The focus is on sharing national experiences, addressing challenges, and shaping the future vision of FOREST EUROPE through key thematic sessions.

The event will conclude with the signing of the Bonn Ministerial Documents, reaffirming the commitment of FOREST EUROPE’s signatories and observers to promoting collective actions to “shape our future with resilient forests” through SFM policies and practices.

Ministers and renowned speakers will exchange their visions

We talk about

  • Keeping the concept of Sustainable Forest Management fit for the future.
  • Sustainable Forest Management as a tool to enhance forest resilience.
  • Seeding Youth-led opportunities for the future of Europe’s forests.
  • The next chapter: Future Vision of FOREST EUROPE.

Keynote Speakers

Are you a signatory or observer of FOREST EUROPE?

Then join us in shaping the future of our forests through Sustainable Forest Management as we come together to address the challenges and find a path toward more resilient and balanced forests and the forest sector.

News and Media

Registration for the 9th FOREST EUROPE Ministerial Conference is NOW open!

Registration for the 9th FOREST EUROPE Ministerial Conference is NOW open!

Feb 14, 2024

The FOREST EUROPE Secretariat is happy to announce the registration opening for the 9th FOREST EUROPE Ministerial Conference, which will be held on the 1 and 2 October 2024 in…

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