Regional Office


SummerActivities of FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia aim to foster the contribution of the forest sector to sustainable development of countries in the region. In close collaboration with FAO Forestry Department work is carried out in the organizational framework of the Integrated Program of Work of the FAO European Forestry Commission (EFC) and the UNECE Timber Committee (TC).

The Strategy for FAO and UNECE Forestry Activities in Eastern Europe and Central Asia was elaborated through a participatory approach with the involvement of FAO/UNECE member countries and international organizations. The FAO-EFC and UNECE-TC bureaux adopted this Strategy and review on this base the directions of activities to be carried out by FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia as well as the FAO Subregional Office for Central Asia. The Strategy identifies the major Program Elements and External Partners and sets the framework for annual operational planning.



The Joint Session of the European Forestry Commission and Timber Committee in 2004 approved the FAO/UNECE Team of Specialists with the objective to enhance effectiveness of international activities intended to support and contribute to sustainable development of the forest sector in South East Europe and in CIS, notably through:

  • Strengthened forest management and marketing 
  • Strengthened policy and institutional framework 
  • Improved forest information management and communication

Collaborative partnerships

Forestry Officer: Norbert WINKLER-RATHONYI



FAO helps establish forestry lab in Kosovo

A forest laboratory was inaugurated recently in Kosovo. The new laboratory  is part of an FAO project funded by the Government of Finland and in cooperation with the Kosovo Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development.

15 October 2014, Peja, Kosovo

Results of Kosovo wood biomass study presented

The main consumers of wood fuel in Kosovo are households, followed by tourism facilities and schools. In total, Kosovo uses 2.3 million cubic meters of wood fuel per year. These are just some of the findings of an FAO report presented recently at a seminar in Pristina.

16 October 2014, Pristina, Kosovo

Past event

Hazard Zone Mapping and Event Documentation
Benefits of standards in event documentation and analysis focusing on floods, debri-flows and landslides
29-31 October 2014, Brčko, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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