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XX Congress 2021 Chartres, France

30 September - 02 October 2021

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  • September 29, 2021 - Welcoming:  UEF Presidency meeting. Welcoming of the delegates, accompanying persons and speakers at the Grand Monarch Hotel.  Accommodation and dinner.
  • September 30, 2021 - International Seminar:  opening of the seminar at the Town Hall of Chartres in the presence of local authorities, including elected officials, representatives of the European Commission and five keynote speakers of the seminar.

The theme for the seminar, which will be held throughout the day of September 30, 2021, is:

" Which multifunctional forest management in the context of climate change? “

  • Mrs. Christine FARCY, Expert in international forest policy at SPW and invited lecture at UCLouvain (Belgium), will speak about the relationship between the Forest and citizens,
  • Mr. Alexis DUCOUSSO of the UMR BIOGECO of INRA Bordeaux will present his research about adaptation of new forest species,
  • Ms. Myriam LEGAY, UFR FAM, Director of the AgroParisTech Centre of Nancy, former National School of Rural Engineering, Waters and Forests (ENGREF), will describe the evolution of forest education and training,
  • Mr. Christian BARTHOD, Honorary General Engineer of Bridges, Waters and Forests, will speak about multifunctionality, as it is today, and its future evolution.
  • Mr. Anders MARELL, Researcher at the INRAE of Nogent on Vernisson (45), about the balance of the Game and Forest, in this context of climate change.
  • Mr. Tamas SZEDLAKRepresentative from the European Commission of the Agriculture Directorate-General.
  • Mr. Pierre GRANDADAM, President of the FECOF, European Federation of the forest municipalities

Each of the UEF members are invited to present their technical vision of the evolution of multifunctionality in their national forests. Are announced presentation from Germany, Finland, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Poland, France and others.

This seminar will be the subject of acts that will be posted on the website:


This day will be interspersed with breaks and a cocktail lunch.

The conference dinner is scheduled at the Esprit Gourmand restaurant in Chartres and the evening will end with a discovery of “Chartres in Light”.

For the accompanying people, a visit is planned, going down the Eure, of Maintenon‘s castle, the Royal Chapel of Dreux and Anet’s castle or another visit to Thiron Gardais Abbey and the military school.

  • October 1, 2021 - Statutory Congress and visits:  a day dedicated to the future policies of the UEF, the election of a New UEF Presidency and the drafting of motions for the future of the European Forests.

For the accompanying persons, there will be a discovery of the old city of Chartres, the Maison Picassiette, the International Glass Maker Centre and probably a master glassmaker.

The delegates and the accompanying persons will meet in the late afternoon for a guided tour of Chartres’ Cathedral.

The dinner is scheduled at the restaurant Grand Monarch with a visit to the wine cellar.

  • October 2, 2021 - Forest Field Tour and farewell dinner:   

The forest field tour will take place in the morning in the Senonches State Forest (Eure et Loir) taking into account the three themes:

  • The forest welcomes the public with an educational trail,
  • Biodiversity on the forest area between the pond of Tardais and de la Benette,
  • Quality wood, including the forest spot that provides the wood for the new roof of Notre Dame de Paris cathedral.

     After lunch at the Forest Inn, the afternoon field tour will take place in the private forest property of Bois Landry (Eure et Loir) on the topic: “A different approach to multifunctionality in private forests”.

The evening will be dedicated to a gala farewell dinner at the Grand Monarch where local authorities will be invited to participate, depending on their availability.

  • October 3, 2021 - Delegates and accompanying persons depart for their own country.

Sponsors and partners

  • The President of the Republic and the Ministers responsible for Forestry and Biodiversity.
  • The President of the Region Council, the President of the Departement Council, the President of Chartres Metropole, the Mayor of Chartres, the Mayor of Senonches.
  • The Deputies and Senators of Eure et Loir.
  • Madam the Prefect and the services of State in Eure et Loir department.
  • The President of the private forest owners
  • The General Director of Centre National de la Propriété Forestière (private forest owners Centre)
  • The General Director of the Office National des Forêts (National forest service)

Also contacted and/or sollicited

  • The Chamber of Agriculture and Terre d'Eure et Loir were informed and asked to offer a discovery of local products.
  • The President of the Federation of Eure et Loir Hunters.
  • Consular chambers and local economic stakeholders.
  • The company COVEA represented on Chartres by MMA, actively and financially supporting the Congress.
  • The company SAS Thireau/BMW,
  • The sawmill Scierie Navet

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