The FOREST EUROPE Expert Group (EG) on human health and well-being is established according to the FE WP Action 4.6 “Enhancing the social dimension of SFM in the context of the benefits of forests on human health and well-being” and its two activities: 4.6.1. „Review of knowledge and expertise on social aspects of SFM in the context of human well-being” and 4.6.2 “Promotion of social aspects of Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) in the context of human well-being”.
The EG provides policy and expert advice to the ELM and guidance to the Liaison Unit Bratislava (LUB) in their work related to the activities 4.6.1 and 4.6.2 of the FE WP. More specifically, the EG will carry out the tasks like review of research resources/scientific evidence published in the recent twenty years in Europe, such as research papers, project outcomes, best practices, surveys pertinent to social and cultural aspects of SFM in the context of human health and well-being; guide and prepare an international workshop on social and cultural benefits of forests contributing to human health and well-being; The EG will play the role of a steering committee responsible for the workshop preparation. EG will also identify the recommendations for the integration of social and cultural aspects into SFM and prepare a publication containing best practices and policy recommendations,