European Forest Institute
EU FLEGT Facility
EU FLEGT Facility
Established by EFI in 2007 to support implementation of the FLEGT
Action Plan:
 facilitate implementation of Voluntary Partnership agreements by:
 providing support to EC, EU delegations, JIC in VPA countries
 providing support to public sector, private sector, civil society
 providing technical advice on TLAS systems;
 aligning comprehensive and consistent communications;
 providing impact monitoring and ensuring lessons learned.
EU FLEGT Facility
FLEGT Factility in 2012
 app. 35 staff;
 activities in over 30 countries;
 funding: EuropeAid and EU MS: UK, Netherlands, Finland, France,
Germany; in-kind support from Spain;
 support to EU member states and EC in their policy
implementation (i.e. FLEGT Action Plan) as required.
FLEGT Facility
Headquarter in Barcelona
Offices in:
 Joensuu – administration;
 Brussels – EC relations & networking;
 Kuala Lumpur – FLEGT Asia;
 Guatemala – FLEGT LAC;
Organization of the FLEGT team
closely integrated team facilitating in collaboration
with local, national, regional and global partners:
support to VPA processes;
support related to forest sector governance
and trade;
communication and capacity building;
analysis and monitoring;
Latin America
Support to VPA Processes
information/VPA pre-negotiation – VPA negotiation – VPA implementation
fact finding and information to constituents
support to key-initiatives leading to VPA processes
technical support to EC and EU delegations
technical support to JIC;
technical support to VPA partner countries;
support to communication plans in different phases;
support to implementation roadmaps;
VPA impact monitoring.
Support related to Forest Sector
Governance and Trade
information and support to community of affected constituents (e.g. public
sector, private sector, civil society, EU, etc.);
support analysis of relevant governance systems related to forest sector
(e.g. improve country image & sector credibility; advance forest sector
reform agenda; mobilize linkages to REDD objectives and projects);
facilitate outreach to and awareness raising among constituents;
analyze and support forest products trade dynamics - realize full economic
value of the resource - secure market opportunities.
Communication and Capacity Building
build understanding and ownership with different constituents on
the scope dynamics and extent of the processes;
facilitate and support comprehensive communications in partner
facilitate a global FLEGT communication strategy (e.g. aligned
communication by key multipliers, dissemination of key messages,
joint communication instruments, etc.);
communicate relation of FLEGT VPA, EUTR and other systems (e.g.
forest certification, etc.) in VPA countries, Europe and worldwide;
facilitate dedicated training;
FLEGT newsletter and
Analysis and Monitoring
 studies to inform VPA negotiations;
 compile timber trade statistics & dynamics, timber flow studies - realize full
economic value of the resource - secure market opportunities;
 summarize VPA processes and draw lessons learnt;
 strengthen understanding of VPA elements and issues (imports, seized
timber, customary rights, etc);
 analysis of potential impacts of VPA (e.g. on poverty, on timber trade, etc.);
 analysis of law enforcement/judiciary challenges - stock-taking of existing
initiatives to tackle corruption;
 facilitate a collaborative forest governance research agenda;
 linkages between FLEGT and REDD+.
Further issues related to FLEGT
relation between governance systems within the forest sector
relations of forest sector governance systems to other governance
handling export / import timber
economic, social, environmental impacts of governance reforms
role of / impact on countries without VPA
outreach to and mobilizing constituents
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