Want to learn more about the basics of FLEGT or how to become a better practitioner? This section of provides easy access to training programmes indexed by theme and provider.

Introducing FLEGT

Introducing FLEGT is a video that explains how the EU FLEGT Action Plan reduces illegal logging by strengthening the sustainability and legality of forest management, improving forest governance and promoting trade in legally produced timber. Produced by Fern, it is available in

VPA Unpacked

VPA Unpacked is an online resource that aims to promote understanding of VPA terms, concepts and experiences, and to facilitate coherent communication by all VPA actors. Produced by the EU FLEGT Facility, it is available in


Making Forestry Fairer

Making Forestry Fairer is a toolkit for civil society organisations that are preparing to take part in Voluntary Partnership Agreement negotiations. Produced by Fern, it is available in

Reducing illegal timber trade to the EU

Reducing illegal timber trade to the EU is a video that explains what civil society can do to combat illegal logging for export markets. Produced by ClientEarth, it is available in


NEPCon Sourcing Hub

The NEPCon Sourcing Hub provides information on how to source commodities responsibly. The commodities include beef, palm oil, soy and timber. The sourcing hub is available in English here.  

EU Timber Regulation

Training material on the EU Timber Regulation is a series of PowerPoint presentations, exercises, links and a manual designed to inform small and medium enterprises about the requirements of the EU Timber Regulation. Produced by GIZ, it is available in English, French, Thai and Vietnamese.

NEPCon series of thematic articles on the EU Timber Regulation as part of their project ‘Support Legal Timber Trade’ 

Laboratory techniques to determine species and origin of timber: This article looks at the different laboratory techniques that can be used to help verify the origin and/or species of timber. Such tests can provide a powerful independent verification of claims made by suppliers, and can form a useful part of a due diligence system. 

Wildlife and Forest Crime Analytic Toolkit

Wildlife and Forest Crime Analytic Toolkit helps users analyse administrative, preventive and criminal justice responses to wildlife and forest crime. Developed by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), it is available in