Winners of the IFSA-IUFRO Summer School 2022

The winners of the essay competition related to the webinars on EU Forest Policy that specifically targeted students and young researchers from Ukraine have now been invited to join the All-IUFRO conference in Vienna! More…

(Vienna, 23 August 2022) In July 2022 three webinars on EU Forest Policy were held specifically for students and young researchers from Ukraine.

The webinars were jointly organized by the International Forestry Students’ Association (IFSA) and the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO). Experts from different universities, research organizations, the private sector and the EU Commission supported the event and gave up-to-date presentations on EU forest-related policies, the EU forest strategy and trends of EU forestry.

Participants did not only come from Ukraine, but only Ukrainian students and young researchers were eligible for the competition at the end of the summer school. Apart from questions to be answered, a short essay had to be delivered. The prize was a participation in the “All-IUFRO Conference: Forests in a Volatile World – Global Collaboration to Sustain Forests and Their Societal Benefits” in Vienna, Austria on 21-23 September 2022. It includes transportation and registration fees for all four winners and accommodation for two of them. The prize is kindly supported by the German Eva Mayr-Stihl foundation.

It is our greatest pleasure to announce the winners of the IFSA-IUFRO Summer School 2022 essay competition “Forest Policy for an EU-fit Ukraine”:

They are Krot Oleksandr, representative of Uman National University of Horticulture; Krasnyk Tetiana and Lobchenko Ganna, representatives of the National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine; and Kvashnytska Kateryna, representative of Kyiv School of Economics.

We congratulate the winners, wish them an inspiring conference and sincerely thank the foundation!



Media contact – IFSA: Chloe Abayao (IFSA), chloe.abayao(at)
Media contact – IUFRO: Gerda Wolfrum, (IUFRO), wolfrum(at)

The International Forestry Students’ Association (IFSA) is one of the largest international networks of students in forestry and related sciences. IFSA is a globally organized and locally operating students’ organization connecting forest and related science students to their peers and forest related organizations and policy platforms.

The International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) is a world-wide organization devoted to forest research and related sciences. Its members are research institutions, universities, and individual scientists as well as decision-making authorities and other stakeholders with a focus on forests and trees.

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