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    Rapid Response

    The Rapid Response mechanism is an overarching process interconnected to the FOREST EUROPE workstreams and communications activities. Emerging issues, High-Level Policy Dialogue, communication and public relations activities characterize it. It was introduced in the Work Programme 2021-24.

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    The Rapid Response mechanism includes the screening of available information on different sources to identify emerging issues on forest and forest-related topics and promptly react with sound science information and innovative communication products.

    How it works

    1. Monitoring and selection

      LUBo frequently screens available information on the different sources (social media, newspapers, web, etc.) and/or acquiring insights during science and policy events.

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    2. Relevance level

      LUBo uses the relevance index to assess the issues. This is a key instrument for identifying emerging issues that are in line with FOREST EUROPE declarations and resolutions’ topics (produced since 1990).

      • Forest management (i.e. SFM)
      • Climate change
      • Economics
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    3. Evaluation

      The team needs to evaluate, among others, the level of importance of an emerging issue according to the work programme, interest of signatories and observers, key players and target group, and possible collaboration with partners.

    4. Output

      Then they need to identify the optimal communication format considering the emerging issues details, scientific background material available, time and resources.

      1. Social media

        Share information about scientific papers or relevant messages including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or Instagram.

      2. Online publication

        Write a blogpost or newsletter to report the latest the scientific findings and figures for forests in Europe and their wider implications.

      3. Webinar

        From the roots to the canopy, a series to enhance cross-sectoral knowledge exchange and target different audiences with innovative and tempting debates.

      4. Podcast

        A podcast that highlights challenges, gaps and solutions from the FE signatory countries point of view on an emerging issue.

      5. High Level Policy Dialogue

        This dialogue brings together ministers, high-level policy makers, environmental organizations, forest managers, researchers, youth and landowners to provide a space for knowledge exchange and promote synergies in the pan-European region.

    During the High-Level Policy Dialogue 2022, the Ministerial Decision “Supporting the recovery and sustainable management of Ukrainian forests and its forest sector” was endorsed. The FOREST EUROPE Secretariat (LUBo) actively worked for one year on implementing this initiative with the active support of signatories and observers.

    The final report on the implementation of this Ministerial Decision was endorsed by the Expert Level Meeting in Dresden and is now available!

    Supporting the recovery and sustainable management of Ukrainian forests and Ukraine’s forest sector – final report

    Ukrainian version:

    Support the implementation of this report and its policy recommendations by sharing further the results of our joint work.

    Help us raise awareness, take action to support Ukraine’s precious forests, and share the report with others. We have initiated the transition of our work to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Kyiv for further implementation and will update you soon on the next steps.

    Thanks for your support!


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