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FR_PESFORW_Lebenslauf.jpgSTSM Applicant: Ms Theresa Bodner (Italy)

STSM Title: Enlarge present knowledge of existing Swiss PES case studies, assess governance characteristics of selected cases and get insight on payment levels assessed.

STSM Topic: WG1 – PES design and governance and WG3 – PES cost effectiveness

Date of STSM: 19-04-2017 to 27-04-2017

Host institution: Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology

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Ignacio Perez Silos

STSM Applicant: Mr Ignacio Pérez-Silos (Spain)

STSM Title: Assessing the effectiveness of woodland creation for reducing agricultural diffuse pollution – developing value ranges to create look-up tables.

STSM Topic: WG1 and WG3 as above.

Date of STSM: 04-09-2017 to 20-10-2017

Host institution: Forest Research, Farnham, Surrey, UK

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Khrystyna Vasylyshyn

STSM Applicant: Ms Khrystyna Vasylyshyn (Ukraine)

STSM Title: Experience of payments for ecosystem services implementation.

STSM Topic: WG1 as above

Date of STSM: 02-10-2017 to 20-10-2017

Host institution: Croatian Forest Research Institute, Jastrebarsko, Croatia

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Martina Sterbova STSM photo

STSM Applicant: Ms Martina Štěrbová (Slovak Republic)

STSM Title: Exploring and identification of key factors and approaches of existing PES schemes

Date of STSM: 11-02-2018 to 24-02-2018

Host institution: Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry, University of Padova, Italy.

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Mr Cristian Accastello STSM

STSM Applicant: Mr Cristian Accastello (Italy)

STSM Title: Approaches to quantify the cost-effectiveness of Forest for Water PES

Date of STSM: 05-02-2018 to 10-03-2018

Host institution: INRA, Nancy, France

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Giulia Amato STSM photo

STSM Applicant: Ms Giulia Amato (Italy)

STSM Title: Utilities engagement on watershed investments and PES

Date of STSM: 20-03-2018 to 20-04-2018

Host institution: Foundation for Sustainable Development (FSD), Wageningen, Netherlands

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STSM Applicant: Ms Nikolina Baksic (Croatia)

STSM Title: Reviewing available pollutant models and decision support tools for informing the design and management of woodland creation measures for reducing agricultural diffuse pollution.

STSM Topic: WG2 – environmental effectiveness of woodland measures (models)

Date of STSM: 27-08-18 to 14-09-2018

Host institution: CIBIO-InBIO, Research Centre in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources, University of Porto, Portugal

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STSM Applicant: Ms Khrystyna Vasylyshyn (Ukraine)

STSM Title: Existing motivations and barriers of potential PES participants in the EU (Slovak Republic as a Case Study).

STSM Topic: WG1 – Motivations and barriers for PES participants.

Date of STSM: 03-09-2018 to 03-10-2018

Host institution: Department of Forest Economics and Management, Faculty of Forestry, Technical University in Zvolen, Slovak Republic.

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STSM Applicant: Ms Eulalia Baulenas (Germany)

STSM Title: Incentive-based mechanisms for W-f-W: PES schemes and carbon credits comparison and likelihood of uptake.

Date of STSM: 21-01-2019 to 22-03-2019

Host institution: Centre de Ciència i Tecnologia Forestal de Catalunya (CTFC), Solsona, Spain

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STSM Applicant: Ms Khrystyna Vasylyshyn (Ukraine)

STSM Title: W-for-W PES schemes: experience in Austria

Date of STSM: 18-02-2019 to 01-03-2019

Host institution: University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria

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STSM Applicant: Ms Klara Balikova (Slovakia)

STSM Title: The stakeholders perspectives related to the Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES)

Date of STSM: 26-03-2019 to 04-04-2019

Host institution: Research Centre for Forestry and Wood (CREA), Trento, Italy


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STSM Applicant:  Dr Attila Tóth (Slovakia)

STSM Title:  Government Programmes and Woodland-for-Water PES Schemes Encouraging Afforestation in New Zealand.

Date of STSM: 28-01-2019 to 24-02-2019

Host Institution: Scion (New Zealand Forest Research Institute), Rotorua, New Zealand.

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PESFOR-W Amandine Pastor STSM



STSM Applicant:  Ms Amandine Pastor (France)

STSM Title:  Assessment of payment for ecosystem services (PES) for forest of Portugal: application to post-fire soil conservation measures.

Date of STSM: 15-01-2019 to 15-04-2019.

Host Institution: NOVA School of Business and Economics, Carcavelos, Portugal

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STSM Applicant:  Mr Federico Pinato (Italy)

STSM Title:  Facilitating access to private finance for forests.

Date of STSM: 25-03-2019 to 28-04-2019

Host Institution: FAO, Rome, International Organisations.


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STSM Applicant: Ms Khrystyna Vasylyshyn (Ukraine)

STSM Title: Woodlands for water PES schemes reivew in Denmark.

Date of STSM: 22-08-2019 to 04-09-2019.

Host institution: Department of Food and Resource Economics, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

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PESFORW STSM Giacomo Pagot

STSM Applicant: Mr Giacomo Pagot (Italy)

STSM Title: Creating guidelines for the engagement of the stakeholders and the collection of qualitative data for the implementation of Water PES. 

Date of STSM: 28-10-2019 to 10-11-2019.

Host institution: Norwegian University College for Agriculture and Rural Development (HLB) in Bryne, Norway. 

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