Strategy

Providing a line to follow in order to meet IFSA's mission and vision.
1. Ensure the continuation of the association for the benefit of all forestry students
2. Contribute to the improvement of higher education and promote non-formal learning
3. Broaden forestry students’ horizons and represent youth in global processes
4. Develop an innovative and sustainable financial management plan to satisfy the needs of IFSA

The IFSA strategy was first approved by the 19th IFSA General Assembly in Bulgaria in 2008. It was approved that the strategy would run for a period of three years before the next update.

This is the update of the IFSA Strategy. In this document IFSA’s goals for the years 2011 to 2014 are given in Parts I and II and to achieve these goals, actions for implementation are described in Part III.

The updates to the strategy have been approved by the 22nd IFSA General Assembly in Finland, 2011. Members acting in the name of IFSA should follow the strategy.

You can find the complete text of the strategy here: Strategy2011-2014

For the period 2011-2014, the three main goals of IFSA are:

GOAL 1: Ensure the continuation of the association for the benefit of all forestry students

1.1      To foster mutual collaboration with existing Local Committees (LC)[1], organs and bodies[2]  of IFSA;

1.2      To promote continuity and communication between generations of IFSA for the improved stability and smooth running of the association; and

1.3      To improve and strengthen the internal structure of IFSA by looking to partners of IFSA.

GOAL 2:         Contribute to the improvement of higher education and promote non-formal learning

2.1      To contribute to the enrichment of forestry higher education through student meetings and cooperation with partners;

2.2      To enhance communication tools for the forestry community; and

2.3      To provide opportunities for students to develop new skills.

GOAL 3:         Broaden forestry students’ horizons and represent youth in global processes

3.1      To develop partnerships with organisations and companies worldwide to offer new opportunities to IFSA members;

3.2      To have strong representation and involvement of IFSA in all regions of the world; and

3.3      To represent the interests of youth through participation in international policy and decision making processes.

GOAL 4:         Develop an innovative and sustainable financial management plan to satisfy the needs of IFSA

4.1      To diversify the funding sources of IFSA;

4.2      To enhance the knowledge of fundraising of IFSA members; and

4.3      To consider the best use of money in IFSA.

[1]           A Local Committee (LC) is a local association of students in forest and related sciences affiliated to IFSA

[2]           IFSA has the following organs: the General Assembly including the Board of Assembly; the Direction and the following bodies: Secretariat, Council, Commissions and Liaison Officers