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Evaluation reports


Humphreys, D. (Ed.) 2004: Forests for the Future: National Forest Programmes in Europe - Country Reports from COST Action E19. Office for Official Publications of the European Communities. Luxembourg. 345 p. (Available from Publications Office)

Glück, P., Mendes, A. C. and Neven, I. (Eds), 2003. MAKING NFPS WORK: Supporting Factors And Procedural Aspects. Report of COST Action "National Forest Programmes in a European Context". Publication Series of the Institute of Forest Sector Policy and Economics,Vol 48, 53 p.

Zimmerman, W. and Mauderli, U. 2001. National Forest Programs in European countries. An initial overview based on a quick survey in countries participating COST E19 Action. 66 p.


Glück, P. & Voithleithner, J. (Ed.) 2004. NFP Research: Its Retrospect and Outlook. Proceedings of the Seminar of Cost Action E 19 "National Forest Programmes in a European Context", September, 2003, Vienna. Publication Series of the Institute of Forest Sector Policy and Economics, Volume 52. 262 p.

Tikkanen, I., Glück, P. and Pajuoja, H. (Eds). 2002. Cross-Sectoral Policy Impacts on Forests. Papers presented at the meeting of COST E19, Savonlinna, Finland, April 2002. Proceedings 46. 208 p.

Gislerud, O. and Neven, I. (Eds). 2002. National Forest Programmes in a European Context. Papers presented at the meeting of COST E19, Oslo, Norway, September 2001. EFI Proceedings 44, 156 p.

Zimmermann, W. and Schmithüsen, F.(Eds.) 2002. Legal Aspects of National Forest Programmes. Papers presented at the meeting of COST Action E19, Aberdeen, Scotland, March 2001. Chair Forest Policy and Forest Economics, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH, Zurich. Forest Science Contributions Volume 25,153 p.

Glück,P, López, J.M.S., Rojas-Briales, E., Schanz, H. and Zimmermann, W. 2001. National Forest Programmes. Social and Political Context. Papers presented at the meeting of COST Action E19, Madrid, Spain, October 2000.

Refereed papers

Special issue of Forest Policy and Economics, volume 4 (4): 251-358 (December 2002)

Max Krott. Innovative results, active institutions and an ambitious promoter, page 251

Peter Glück and David Humphreys. Research into National Forest Programmes in a European context, pages 253-258

Helga Pülzl and Ewald Rametsteiner. Grounding international modes of governance into National Forest Programmes, pages 259-268

Heiner Schanz. National forest programmes as discursive institutions, pages 269-279

Marie Appelstrand. Participation and societal values: the challenge for lawmakers and policy practitioners, pages 281-290

Peter Elsasser. Rules for participation and negotiation and their possible influence on the content of a National Forest Programme, pages 291-300

Karl Hogl. Patterns of multi-level co-ordination for NFP-processes: learning from problems and success stories of European policy-making, pages 301-312

Johannes Voitleithner. The National Forest Programme in the light of Austria's law and political culture, pages 313-322

Aigar Kallas. Public forest policy making in post-Communist Estonia, pages 323-332

Yves Birot, Gérard Buttoud, Robert Flies, Karl Hogl, Michael Pregernig, Risto Päivinen, Ilpo Tikkanen and Max Krott. Voicing interests and concerns: institutional framework and agencies for forest policy research in Europe, pages 333-350

Some working papers can be found here.