The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have announced the second European Forest Week which will be held from 9-13 December 2013, in parallel to Metsä2013 – the joint session of the UNECE Timber Committee and the FAO European Forestry Commission – to take place in Rovaniemi, Finland.
The week is launched by a group of 15 partners and will provide a unique communication and outreach opportunity to increase the visibility of the forest sector and of its contribution to a sustainable economy.
Interested stakeholders can contribute to the second European Forest Week by holding side or parallel events during Metsä2013 in Rovaniemi, as well as by organizing national celebrations throughout Europe.
The organizers encourage wide participation and involvement of government officials from forest and non-forest sectors as well as representatives of international, regional and national organizations that deal with forest-related issues in Europe, including NGOs, the private sector, schools and academic institutions.
For more information about European Forest Week 2013, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Partners: Confederation of European Private Forest Owners (CEPF), Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI), European Forest Institute (EFI), European Network of Forest Entrepreneurs (ENFE), European State Forest Association (EUSTAFOR), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), FOREST EUROPE, Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Geneva Environment Network (GEN), International Forestry Students' Association (IFSA), International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).
- Celebrations in Rovaniemi
- Celebrations throughout Europe
- Communication Tools
- Information on hotels
- Press Corner
Celebrations in Rovaniemi
These meetings will allow partners to benefit from exchanges with delegates present in Rovaniemi and will bring under the same ‘roof’ a wide range of stakeholders to discuss forest related matters.
To see and overview of the European Forest Week in Rovaniemi, including the list of side and parallel events, please click here. Should you have any questions contact the Secretariat at email@example.com.
Celebrations throughout Europe
National stakeholders are invited to organize events throughout Europe to address forest issues of national relevance and link them with the objectives of the week.
In-country activities may include: celebrations of forests at the national and local levels; specific events by private or public organisations; competitions, exhibits, fairs, school activities; videos and publications.
An FAO web-based platform is dedicated to the national events. It allows event organizers to upload their events and share them widely. It also provides suggested messages and information resources for event organizers.
Call for Contributions
Information on hotels
Hotels in Rovaniemi close to the Metsä2013 venue
Hotel Santa Claus
Reservations by 23 September 2013.
For enquiries for remaining rooms in Hotel Santa Claus, please contact Hotel Santa Claus sales service by email, phone or fax with reference "Metsä2013".
Prices: 140-160/169-180 € for single/double room per night for the period 8-13.12.2013.
Tel. +358 16 321 321
Scandic Hotel Rovaniemi
Reservations by 8 November 2013.
Kindly make your reservation by e-mail, phone or fax. Reservation code to be used with bookings: “Metsa2013”
Prices: 106/116 € for single/double room per night for the period 8-13.12.2013.
Tel: +358 16 460 6000
Reservations by 1 October 2013
Kindly make your reservation by e-mail, phone or fax. Reservation code to be used with bookings: “Metsa2013”.
Prices: 98/108 € for single/double room per night for the period 8-13.12.2013.
Tel: +358 16 342 2051
City Hotel Rovaniemi
Bookings at the Hotel Website: http://www.cityhotel.fi/en/
Tel. +358 16 33 00 111
Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Rovaniemi
Reservations by 27 October 2013
Reservations only by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org with reference “Metsa2013”.
Please note that these rooms are not available through any other reservation channels
Prices: 124/144 € for single/double room per night for the period 9-13.12.2013.
Lapland Hotel Sky Ounasvaara, Rovaniemi
Reservations by 4 November 2013
Reservations only by e-mail: email@example.com with reference “Metsa2013”. Please note that these rooms are not available through any other reservation channels.
Prices: 142/156 € for single room/single room with sauna room per night for the period 9-13.12.2013.
Ounasvaaran Pirtit, Holiday Homes, Rovaniemi
Reservations by 8 November 2013
Reservations only by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org with reference “Metsa2013”.
Please note that these rooms are not available through any other reservation channels.
Prices for the period 9-12.12.2013:
Two person apartments:
-€ 103 / night (single use)
-€ 139 / night (two persons)
Four person apartments:
-€ 161 / night (one or two persons)
-€ 218 / night (three persons)
-€ 275 / night (four persons)
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