Despite or even because of this difficult situation, FECOF member associations will meet in the Czech Republic from 8-10 October to discuss the current challenges of municipal forest ownership at European level. Against this background, the adoption of a joint declaration by the FECOF on the future of the communal forest is planned. In addition, the special function of the municipal forests for the health and recreation of people will be a further priority topic. We are very pleased to welcome guests from Slovakia for the first time. At this point, we already would like to thank our member association SVOL for organizing the event!