EFI Central European Regional Office

EFICENT is the regional office of the EUROPEAN FOREST INSTITUTE (EFI) an international organization established by European states and was founded in 2009.

EFI Central European Regional Office (EFICENT) is located in Freiburg, Germany, at the heart of the Black Forest. The office is working in close collaboration with the Forest Research Institute of Baden-Wϋrttemberg (FVA) and is supported by the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Rural Affairs and Consumer Protection and the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL).

The Observatory for European Forests (OEF) ended operations in 2014. Many of its activities were taken over by the EFICENT Freiburg office, EFI Headquarters, or other EFI Regional Offices.

An Advisory Group is supporting the work of EFICENT.


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Integrate book available for download in French and German language!


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The book 'Integrative approaches as an opportunity for the conservation of forest biodiversity' has recently been published in German and French under the title ‘Integrative Ansätze als Chance für die Erhaltung der Artenvielfalt in Wäldern’ and 'Les approches intégratives en tant qu‘opportunité de conservation de la biodiversité forestière' .

All three versions are available for download on INTEGRATE+ website.



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