EFI Central European Regional Office and the Observatory for European Forests


EFICENT is the regional office of the EUROPEAN FOREST INSTITUTE (EFI) , an international organization established by European states . It is composed of two offices that were both 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) is based in Nancy, France. The Observatory has a pan-European perspective and provides valuable information and data delivery on forests. The French Ministère de l'Agriculture de l'Agroalimentaire et de la Forêt, the National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), AgroParisTech – ENGREF, the University of Lorraine, ECOFOR, Grand Nancy, and La Region Lorraine actively support the office. 

An Advisory Group is supporting the work of EFICENT.


barre_eficent1.jpg : 21Kb


- COOL project -


Policy Brief:

More fodder for the oven? - Dealing with forest related conflicts arising from the production and use
of energy wood in Europe: national stakeholder perspectives


The policy brief is based on the research project “COmpeting uses of fOrest Land”
( COOL) carried out in 2012–2014. Emphasis was put on the participation of stakeholders in Finland, Germany, Norway, Slovenia and Spain and the inclusion of their perspectives by interviews,
questionnaires and workshops.

Download the document here

cool_cover_pb.jpg : 34Kb




barre_eficent2.jpg : 18Kb


ministerium_laendlichenraum_internet.jpg : 13Kb

logowsl.jpg : 10Kb

logo_maaf_internet.jpg : 8Kb

logo_region_lorraine_200px.png : 8Kb

logo_cugn_internet.jpg : 7Kb

newlogotype-inra-leger.jpg : 23Kb