The international conference Sustainable Legacy: Education, Research, and Perspectives in Forestry and Urban Greenery was organized by University of Sarajevo- Faculty of Forestry. The conference enabled an exceptional contribution to the dissemination of scientific knowledge, the critical exchange of viewpoints, and the improvement of visibility and internationalization. This conference served as a vital platform for researchers, academicians, and experts from various fields to present and share their cutting-edge research and knowledge in the fields of forestry and urban greening. At the national level, the conference plays a key role in promoting achievements and celebrating 75 years of existence and work of the University of Sarajevo – Faculty of Forestry. By organizing this international conference, the Faculty of Forestry highlighted the importance of promoting sustainable forestry and green urban areas as key aspects of ecological well-being, economic growth, and societal resilience. This conference gathered together: scientists, professionals, decision-makers, and stakeholders to discuss and consider strategies, policies, and best practices that can be implemented at the national level to improve forest resources and urban green spaces. By creating a common understanding and fostering collaboration, this conference was a catalyst for the development and implementation of sustainable practices in forest management, urban planning, and green infrastructure. The presentation of different perspectives, experiences and expertise at this conference led to the formulation of holistic, context-specific solutions that can be implemented globally. By fostering international networking and collaboration, this conference strengthened collective efforts toward a sustainable and resilient future for forests and urban environments. The opening of the conference was attended by representatives of the: Federal ministry of education and science (prof.dr. Seid Masnica), Ministry of Science, Higher Education and Youth of Sarajevo Canton (Nihad Šeta), the Ministry of Economy of Sarajevo Canton (Kemal Starogorčić), the University of Sarajevo (rector prof. dr. Rifat Škrijelj), Faculty of Forestry (Dean prof. Dr. Ahmet Lojo).
After the commencement of the international conference, a solemn academy took place, during which outstanding students were awarded by both the Association of Employers of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Association of Employers of the Canton Sarajevo.
As the conference progressed, the dean prof. dr. Ahmet Lojo bestowed participants with charter, plaques, and certificates of appreciation. These commendations were presented to recognize the outstanding contributions of former and current employees, as well as companies and organizations that have made exceptional and enduring contributions to the development and prominence of the Faculty at both the national and international levels.
The conference brought together more than 150 participants from Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Germany, Italy, North Macedonia, Poland, Serbia, Slovenia and Turkey. More than 30 scientific papers and posters have been submitted for participation in the conference including education, research, and perspectives in forestry, as well as in urban greenery. The conference provided insights into the historical development and showcases the expertise and contributions of key chairs within the University of Sarajevo – Faculty of Forestry. Each chair has played a significant role in shaping the scientific disciplines and knowledge related to forestry and urban ecosystems in Bosnia and Herzegovina. These chairs have been integral in advancing education, research, and professional activities, contributing to the evolution of forestry as a vital economic sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
We extend our gratitude to the organizers, participants and contributors for their dedication to advancing knowledge and fostering collaboration in the pursuit of a sustainable legacy in forestry and urban greenery. Special thanks go for our sponsors: Ministry of Economy of Sarajevo Canton Ministry of Science, Higher Education and Youth of Sarajevo Canton, Association of Employers of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Association of Employers of the Canton Sarajevo, Association of Forestry Engineers and Technicians of the Federation of Bosnia And Herzegovina, Palfinger BH d.o.o. and Wald-projekt d.o.o. Bosanska Krupa.
Conference program can be downloaded here
Book of Abstracts from the international conference Sustainable Legacy: Education, Research, and Perspectives in Forestry and Urban Greenery can be downloaded here
Pictures from the conference are available here https://we.tl/t-fYHeMjDAif
Rifat Škrijelj, University of Sarajevo
Mirza Dautbašić, University of Sarajevo
Ahmet Lojo, Faculty of Forestry University of Sarajevo
Dalibor Ballian, Faculty of Forestry University of Sarajevo
Muhamed Bajrić, Faculty of Forestry University of Sarajevo
Mersudin Avdibegović, Faculty of Forestry University of Sarajevo
Tarik Treštić, Faculty of Forestry University of Sarajevo
Sead Vojniković, Faculty of Forestry University of Sarajevo
Besim Balić, Faculty of Forestry University of Sarajevo
Jusuf Musić, Faculty of Forestry University of Sarajevo
Ćemal Višnjić, Faculty of Forestry University of Sarajevo
Bruno Marić, Faculty of Forestry University of Sarajevo
Amila Brajić, Faculty of Forestry University of Sarajevo
Mirzeta Memišević Hodžić, Faculty of Forestry University of Sarajevo
Jelena Knežević, Faculty of Forestry University of Sarajevo