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Call for proposals for drafting a recommendations report on the DG Home project and EUTR

Posted on 24 September 2020

WWF European Policy Office (EPO) is looking for a consultant for drafting a recommendations report on the DG Home project : Strengthening Networks and Investigation for a More Effective Implementation of the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR).

Background

Forest crime is a growing problem that undermines government policies to sustainably manage and protect forests and has links to organized crime and corruption - ranking 3rd in transnational crime in 2017. Experts estimate that an area of forest equivalent in size to the territory of Austria disappears worldwide every year as the result of illegal logging. Illegal logging accounts for as much as 10–30 % of the total logging worldwide, with some estimates as high as 20–50 % when laundering of illegal wood is included, with a growing engagement of organized crime.  In 2013, the EU adopted the European Timber Regulation (EUTR) to halt illegal logging. However, loopholes in the EUTR and implementation gaps in Member States (MS) have hindered a real change in practice. 

WWF European Policy Office (EPO) is part of a project led by WWF Germany and funded by DG Home: Strengthening Networks and Investigation for a More Effective Implementation of the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) which aims to enable effective law enforcement by stimulating networks that are able to detect Forest crime and respond to it.

The development of a recommendations report is the next step of the project. The aim is to develop a report on how to better address forestry crime and to share some lessons learnt from the project. 

See attached TORs for additional information and application process.

How to apply

Interested candidates should email the relevant documents as detailed in the full TORs description to Ms
Anke Schulmeister-Oldenhove, Senior Forest Policy Officer, WWF-EPO, aschulmeister@wwf.eu  by no later than 9th October 2020 midnight.  

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.