IUFRO Regional Congresses

Within each five-year IUFRO Board period at least one IUFRO Regional Congress is held in a given region. IUFRO Regional Congresses aim to promote and strengthen science collaboration related to forests and trees within specific regions.

The aims of Regional Congresses are to:

  • Address research needs and priorities related to forests and trees in a regional context;
  • Promote quality research and interdisciplinary cooperation within a region;
  • Maintain the momentum of IUFRO activities in the periods between IUFRO World Congresses;
  • Promote the participation of scientists and scientific organizations as well as students in global and regional IUFRO activities;
  • Strengthen the links between the scientific community and policy makers as well as stakeholders nationally and regionally;

Through these aims, IUFRO Regional Congresses help to implement the mission and aims of IUFRO in defined geographical areas.

If you are interested in organizing a IUFRO Regional Congress, read:
Best Practices Guidelines for the Organizaton of IUFRO Regional Congresses.

Past Regional Congresses