International projects and conferences
The First International Forestry Congress was organized at the Faculty of Forestry in Belgrade under slogan –‘Future with Forests’, 2010.
The activities were continued within the scientific project between China and Serbia, implemented by the Instutute of Soil and Water Conservation and the Faculty of Forestry of the University of Belgrade;
The international scientific conference “Land Conservation LANDCON 2012” was organized, involving the participation of 12 countries, with the support of the World Association for Soil and Water Conservation (WASWC), International Sediment Initiative (ISI-UNESCO), World Association for Sedimentation and Erosion Research (WASER) and European Society for Soil Conservation (ESSC).
In the period from 2009 to 2012 the second cycle of FOPER international master’s degree studies in the English language, called FOPER II, was implemented. The result of the program are 20 graduated master engineers in the field of forest policy and economics, while the official accreditation of the programs was completed during the second cycle.
A contract was signed and activities were initiated on the project ID:WOOD (Project: SEE / D/0227 / 1.2 / x ), with the participation of 15 European partners, including the Faculty of Forestry, University of Belgrade. The project is financed by IPA funds.
The sixth annual meeting of the Conference of Deans of Forestry Faculties and Schools of Europe (Association ConDDEFFS) was organized in Vrnjačka Banja and Mt. Goč in 2014. The participants were deans of forestry faculties from 12 countries, and the topic of the meeting was internationalization of higher education.
The International conference on reforestation called” Reforestation Challenges”was held at the Faculty of Forestry in Belgrade in June 2015 organized by the Faculty and the organizations IUFRO and REFORE5TA.
First International Forestry Students’ Conference in Serbia was organized at the Faculty of Forestry in Belgrade in September 2015 under slogan” Challenges and threats to modern forestry – new powers”.› The Faculty of Forestry in Belgrade is a partner in the project DIABOLO, one of the pioneering research projects of the program” Horizon Societal Challenges “, whose results will be more accurate, harmonized and timely submitted data on forest resources through a network of cooperation among European National Forest Inventories (ENFIN).Prof. Dr. Damjan Pantić and MSc Dragan Borota actively participated at the annual gathering of the DIABOLO project and the ENFIN network held in Vienna, from 3 May to 5 May 2017.
The Faculty of Forestry is a participant in the international project Erasmus + Ka2 Building Higher Education in the area of higher education called Western Balkan Academic Education Evolution and Professional’s Sustainable Training for Spatial Data Infrastructures – BESTSDI. The project deals with the latest developments in the use and sharing of geospatial data. It includes participants from 12 countries from the region, and the project leader in Serbia is prof. Dr. Milorad Janić. One of the outcomes of this project will be furnishing of a GIS computer laboratory for students and its equipping with state-of-the-art computer equipment and software.
In addition, teachers of the TMP department of the Faculty of Forestry are participants of the FORESDA project – “Forest-based cross-sectoral value chains fostering innovation and competitiveness in the Danube Region” (Transformation and Strengthening the Competitiveness of the Wood Industry), an international project financed by EU funds under the program : Interreg – Danube Transantional Program (project number DTP1-383-1.1). The project officially began on January 1, 2017, lasts for 30 months and involves relevant institutions from 9 countries (Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Romania and Serbia), which are directly or indirectly connected with the wood industry sector. The contact person in Serbia is Dr. Nebojša Todorović.