We are bringing together the most diverse minds and perspectives, to find solutions that enhance the EU forests and forest-based sector contribution to the climate neutrality beyond the project lifetime.

ForestNavigator engages in three stakeholder engagement activities through its Policy Steering Committee, the Stakeholder Board, and the EU forest Policy Modelling Forum.

Navigating European Forests and forest bioeconomy sustainably to EU climate neutrality

Policy Steering Committee

The Policy Steering Committee (PSC) brings together EU-level and national policy makers and agencies relevant for ForestNavigator:


To advise the ForestNavigator Consortium to maximize policy relevance of the project outputs;


To provide regular updates on the evolution of policy context at EU level and in the national case studies during the project lifetime, and;


To provide feedback on scenario assumptions and project results, the policy options considered, and the design of the ForestNavigator Portal.



Nicolas Roberts, PhD

Nicolas Roberts, PhD

Expert bioeconomy and Forest

European Environment Agency – Denmark

Johannes Schuler, PhD

Johannes Schuler, PhD

Policy Officer

European Commission, DG-CLIMA – Belgium



Policy Officer

European Commission, DG Environment – Belgium

Hillevi Eriksson

Hillevi Eriksson

Climate and bioenergy specialist

Swedish – Forest Agency

Enrico Pompei

Enrico Pompei

Head of Office DIFOR II – National and International Forest Policies

Ministry of agriculture, food sovereignty and forests – Italy

Tomáš Krejzar, PhD

Tomáš Krejzar, PhD

Director of Department of Forest Policy and Economics

Ministry of Agriculture – Czech Republic

Shane Flanagan

Shane Flanagan

Forest Inspector

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine – Ireland


Stakeholder Board

Over the duration of the project, ForestNavigator is organizing thematic stakeholder engagement workshops with actors from various fields: policy makers, forest owners and managers, business and industries, NGOS and civil society, national policy implementation agencies, environmental and socio-cultural organisations, and researchers.

Stakeholders are involved in the discussion of forest management strategies, the design of tools and pathways, and their social and political acceptability. Stakeholders also have the widest possible access to results through the ForestNavigator portal.

Antonio Brunori

Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), Italy


National Forest Ownership Centre (CNPF), France

Bérénice KIMPE

Xylofutur, France

Daniel Komlos

Confederation of European Forest Owners (CEPF) / Bureau of Nordic Family Forestry (NSF), Belgium

Daniel McInerney

Coillte, Ireland

Davide Pettenella

University of Padova – TeSAF Dept., Italy

Elizabeth Ashley Steel

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Italy

Felix Hackelbörger

European Federation of Municipal and Local Community Forests (FECOF), Germany

Felix Montecuccoli

Confederation of European Forest Owners (CEPF), Austria

Georg Schweizer

Austropapier, Austria

Gerry Lawson

The European Agroforestry Federation ((EURAF), Spain

Ivan Barka

National Forest Centre, Slovakia

Johanna Klapper

International Forestry Students’ Association (IFSA), Germany

Kelsey Perlman

Forests and the European Union Resource Network (FERN), Belgium

László Gálhidy

World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Hungary

Liam Malone

Coillte Teoranta, Ireland

Lora Stoeva

Forest Research Institute, Bulgaria

Malin Sahlin

Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC), Sweden

Marghertica Miceli

Confederation of European Paper Industry (CEPI), Belgium

Martin Greimel

The University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna (BOKU), Austria

Michal Daňhelka

Ministry of the Environment, Czech Republic

Raul Radu

Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF), Romania

Rebecka McCarthy Tune

Sveaskog, Sweden

Zoltán Somogyi

University of Sopron – Forest Research Institute, Hungary

Forest Policy Modelling Forum

The Forest Policy Modelling Forum (FPMF) is an open meeting place for forest modellers and policy makers. The FPMF objectives are to:


Shorten the policy cycle;


Discuss policy questions and corresponding modelling needs;


Build capacity and accelerate the development and use of tools in national and EU consistent and sustainable forest pathways;


Be a long-lasting collaboration beyond the project’s lifetime.


Join our constantly growing stakeholder network!