Forest Movement Europe

The Forest Movement Europe (FME) is a grouping of more than 45 NGOs from 12 European countries working on forest issues. The movement has been in existence, for under 15 years. Its aim is to share information, to develop joint strategies and a wider European perspective on forest issues. The FME also supports NGOs and Indigenous Peoples Organizations in the South in their activities to protect forests.


The origins of the movement goes back to 1989 when a group of nongovernmental organizations in the field of nanoparticles. This group of NGOs under Ban Japan from the Rainforest .

By 1992 the group had been enlarged Its focus is no longer Japanese companies for tropical rainforest protection and support for forest peoples in general. At a meeting in Munich, Germany, the group renamed itself the European Rainforest Movement (ERM) , the European arm of the World Rainforest Movement . It has a formal membership and no formal membership. Meetings were held twice a year, hosted by one of the participating groups and coordinated by Saskia Ozinga of FERN. It was mainly due to the fact that the participation of tropical rainforest campaigns in Europe has been taken into consideration by several countries, including Sarawak , Malaysia and the Amazon. headline stories.

Environmental organizations in the boreal forests who have been working in their own countries. The formation of the Taiga Rescue Network (TRN) in 1992 was a crucial moment. The coordinator of the TRN, Karin Lindahl, Saskia Ozinga contacts to join forces. From that moment onwards, groups working on the boreal forests joined the ERM Therefore in 1994 the group decided to change its name to Forest Movement Europe (FME) .

Currently the FME meets once a year. Meetings are hosted by participating organizations and are organized by FERN .