The city of Rovaniemi, Finland, was declared the official city of the 2013 European Forest Week (EFW) by the 15 partners who launched the concept earlier this year. In the lead up to the EFW, a launch event will take place in Rovaniemi on 4 November 2013. The event will be opened by the Mayor of Rovaniemi, Mr. Esko Lotvonen, and the UNECE/FAO representatives Paola Deda and Dominique Reeb. If foresters around Europe are being good, may be Santa Claus will also attend the event. To see the programme for the event, please click here.