Project Consortium

     INTEGRAL Partners,  Cross-Project Meeting in Dublin 2014  INTEGRAL Consortium   The INTEGRAL consortium consists of 21 partners from 13 countries. Due to the inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary nature of the project, the team involves experts with different disciplinary backgrounds and research interests inter alia...

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The INTEGRAL project consortium can benefit from the experience and expert opinion of the European interest group organisations EUSTAFOR and CEPF (European State Forest Association and the Confederation of European Forest Owners) and the environmental NGO FERN (Stichting FERN).  They represent different stakeholders in Europe such as private and state forest owners and environmental groups. In this section, we would like to give these organisations an opportunity to publish their positions on current forest-related topics in Europe. (The views expressed in the articles are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the INTEGRAL consortium.)


New: EUSTAFOR Position "Increasing Land Use Conflicts in State Forest Management Areas - Shared Problems, Concepts and Experiences for Coping Strategies" (Published 11/2015)


Read more about the views of interest groups organisations and environmental NGOs in this section!


 News & Events





A blog entry on the challenges and findings of the INTEGRAL project has been submitted by A. Giurca (University of Freiburg, Germany) on the World Forestry Congress #Forests2015 Blog Competition page.  





The main findings of INTEGRAL have been presented to the broad international audience in the latest issue of EFI News (newsletter of the European Forest Institute). The particular focus of the article was laid on the French case study region Pontenx and the new landscape tool for assessing the evolution of ecosystem goods and services according to various policy scenarios developed within INTEGRAL:


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In the European Union, the important environmental and socio-economic roles of forests are widely known. However, there are critical incoherencies between the forest-related policies at the European level and their implementation in the regions in the member states.



The main objective of the four-year project INTEGRAL is to bring the landscape dimension closer to Europe. At the same time,the project provides demand-driven information for European policy decision makers on the challenges in forest management in 20 regions throughout Europe.


INTEGRAL provides solutions for:


  • effective management strategies at the landscape level
  • decision support tools for future-oriented and integrated forest management
  • coherent EU policy instruments


[+] Further information about the INTEGRAL Project

Key Facts

  • Project Acronym:
  • Project Full Title:
 Future-Oriented Integrated Management of European Forest Landscapes
  • Project Duration:
 01/11/2011 - 01/11/2015
  • Funding Scheme:
 FP7 Seventh Framework Programme, Theme Environment [ENV.2011.2.1.6-1]
  • Project Coordinator:
 Prof. Dr. Ljusk Ola Eriksson, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (Sweden)
  • Scientific Coordinator:
 Dr. Metodi Sotirov, Chair of Forest and Environmental Policy, University of Freiburg (Germany)

INTEGRAL Newsletter

INTEGRAL Final Conference


INTEGRAL final conference





The INTEGRAL final conference, held in Brussels on June 24-25, 2015, has focused on the future-oriented and integrated management of forest landscapes in Europe. During the two day event, over 110 participants from more than 15 countries shared knowledge, experiences and solutions, creating a wide range of networking opportunities and resulting in policy relevant recommendations to support sustainable and multifunctional forest management.


A series of cutting-edge keynote speeches, given by high-level representatives of various Directorates General of the European Commission and the European Parliament as well as lectures from internationally renowned scientists contributed to the success of the conference. Furthermore, interactive sessions enabled a lively discussion on ongoing forest-related political developments and the possibilities of implementing integrative forest policy concepts such as 'sustainable forest management' and 'multifunctional forestry' in forest-related landscapes in Europe.


The world café session MINI EUROPE provided an extensive insight into four years of research on current and future policies and scientifically based findings on socio-economic and ecological drivers and barriers of change in integrated forest land-use in twenty landscapes across ten European countries.In working group discussions, the conference participants have explored issues concerning integration and balance between forestry and other sectors, including rural development, nature conservation and bioenergy at the European level. The conference outcomes have enriched the INTEGRAL EU Policy Paper.


[Follow this link for for detailed information on the conference...]