We invite you to explore the final agenda of our meeting. We hope that we have prepared engaging events that will inspire lively discussions and reflections.

Attendees travel to GDAŃSK


Meeting of the EUSTAFOR Executive Committee

– 19:00

Sightseeing the city for those willing (mandatory enrolment due to limited number of seats)


Welcome reception and dinner at the hotel restaurant (Semi-formal attire)

7:00 – 8:30

Breakfast at the hotel

09:00 – 11:00

Plenary session: official kick-off of the conference. Speeches by organizers and opening lecture.
Venue: Conference room at the hotel.

Witold Koss, Director General of the State Forests
Welcome address

Georg Schöppl, Vice President of EUSTAFOR, CEO Österreichische Bundesforste AG
Welcome address

Łukasz Latała, Deputy Director, Department of Forestry and Hunting (Ministry of Climate and Environment)
Welcome address

Jerzy Fijas, Deputy Director General for Sustainable Forest Management (The State Forests)
topic: tba

Marco Onida, DG Environment EU Commission
topic: tba

Key note speakers: 

Prof. Jarosław Socha, PhD. Eng., / BIO
topic: Challenges for forest management in an era of climate change, anthropopression and changing economic and social realities.

PhD, Eng. Anna Wierzbicka, / BIO
topic: How separation of forest function will influence biodiversity?

Associate Professor Krzysztof Niedziałkowski, PhD. BIO
topic: Social determinants of forest management.

11:00 – 12:00

Coffee break + time to change into outdoor clothes


Meet in reception and transfer to forest district

12:00 – 19:30

Field trip to Gdańsk Forest District area:

12:30 – Borodziej shed 

Approx. 14:30 – 15:30 Lunch 

15:30-18:30 Continuation of field trip 

Talking points:

  • forest management in tri-city forests
  • social function in tri-city forests
  • nature conservation in forests bordering the city


18:30 – 19:00 Return to the hotel


Formal reception and entertainment at restaurant (Semi-Formal or Formal Business Attire)

7:00 – 8:00

Breakfast at the hotel


Meet in reception


Ship cruise from Gdansk to Hel

11:00 -18:30

Field trip in the Wejherowo Forest District area:

11:00-11:30 a.m. Walk through the City of Hel 

11:30-12:00 Coffee break on the premises of Wejherowo Forest District 

12:00-14:00 Continuation of the field trip – Walk to the “Cypel Helski” – the starting point (or final;)) of the country. 

Talking points:

  • Tourist Infrastructure
  • Revitalisation of the sand dunes
  • Strategic importance of the Hel Peninsula then and now
  • Memorial sites of Kashubian heritage

Transfer to the restaurant (Coach 15 min)

Approx. 14:30 – 15:30 Lunch 

15:30 – Transfer 

16:00-17:30 Continuation of field trip Continuous Cover Forestry in pine stands and visit to Nature Reserve “Hel Dunes”

16:30 – 18:30 Return to the hotel


Barbecue at Dok Cesarski ( (Informal attire)

The Imperial Shipyard is located along the bank of the Dead Vistula, in close proximity to the main railway station and the Old Town. It is a place of great historical significance – from its origins in the 19th century to the memorable events that led to the fall of communism in Eastern Europe. While here, you will see the industrial heritage and discover the fascinating history of the place where the spirit of Solidarity was born and have the chance to learn how the Polish road to freedom began.

7:00 – 8:30

Breakfast at hotel

…. – ….

Sightseeing the city for those willing (mandatory enrolment due to limited number of seats)

9:00 – 15:00

Transportation of attendees from the hotel to the airport GDAŃSK.
Some delegates may choose to extend their stay in Poland

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