Planting for the future conference


A working conference to develop a road map for planting 3 billion trees in Europe by 2030 and award to the winners of the European Tree of the Year contest.

Conclusions - Plant for the Future conference (.docx, 887 kB)



  • General introduction by moderator Ladislav MIKO (European Commission)
  • Keynote speech EU Commissioner Virginijus SINKEVIČIUS

  • Working groups discussion on:
    • 1st WG Land Access and Planting Methods (where and how to plant 3 billion trees)
    • 2nd WG Trees for Resilient Cities and Landscapes (engagement of the public sector - EC, National, Regional and Municipal Governments)
    • 3rd WG Civil and Corporate Engagement (role of private sector and civil society)
    • 4th WG Investing in Greener Future (financing tree planting, matching of public and private sources, flexibility of financial mechanisms, experience from member states …)
  • Wrap up on behalf of each Working Group - recommendations to the European Commission
  • Feedback from the plenary and concluding remarks by moderator
  • Celebration and reward of the winners of the European Tree of the Year 2021

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