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Call for Expression of Interest to participate in the COST Strategic Event: A scientific roadmap for projections of global change impacts on forests in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 27-28 August 2014.

This 2-day event will bring together a group of approximately 30 scientists to discuss the challenges and research needs for making projections about the future of Europe’s forests under climate and global change.

The main objectives of the event are to assess the scientific state-of-the-art for making projections of forest responses to global and climate change; to summarise and map the results and impacts of previous COST Actions and European projects on this topic; and to identify gaps in research and opportunities for enhanced collaboration at the European level. The workshop will gather senior scientists and Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs) from throughout Europe in an innovative and highly participative format that guarantees an attractive and original event.

A key aim of the workshop is to produce a scientific roadmap for organising research efforts and highlighting crucial knowledge gaps regarding the projection of forest responses to climate and environmental change. By synthesising earlier projects and allowing for the development of new research foci, the workshop will identify key scientific progress that is needed to support the long-term sustainable management of Europe’s forests.

Call for Expressions of Interest

The Organising Committee is calling for expressions of interest to participate in the event and present a poster highlighting research on the topic at the centre of the workshop. Fifteen leading experts of forests and climate change have already been invited, most of whom have already confirmed their participation. Additionally, there are 10-15 open places for which applicants are sought.

The selected participants will take active part in the workshop and should present a poster of their own work. COST will reimburse* travel, accommodation and subsistence expenses to the successful candidates according to the COST Reimbursement Rules, which will be communicated to participants in due time. (*Costs must be covered by participants and will be reimbursed according to COST rules after
the event, so participants must be able to cover the expenses.)

Application procedure and selection criteria:

Application submission deadline: 15 April 2014.

  • All interested scientists are invited to apply, but preference will be given to Early-Stage
  • Researchers (ESRs) in accordance with the definition in common use at COST (for details visit and researchers from less research intensive countries, following COST Inclusiveness Policy.
  • Applications must be submitted via an online form available at

Applicants must provide personal and contact details, as well as short answers to the following questions:

  • How would you benefit by participating in the workshop?
  • How would the workshop benefit from your participation?
  • What are your current research interests?
  • Which are your 3 most representative publications?
  • Provide the title of your poster and a short abstract of max. 300 words or 2000 characters (no spaces)

Selection procedure:

Applications will be assessed by the Organising Committee. Their decision is final and will be communicated to the successful candidates by 31 May 2014.

Source and more information:

Geographical focus
  • International; Other
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary

Entry created by Ivan Zupan on April 7, 2014
Modified on April 9, 2014