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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EFICENT symposium in Freiburg


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48 participants from 7 countries joint the EFICENT Symposium “Towards resilient forest social-ecological systems in Central Europe” which took place on 23 November at the Forest Rresearch Institute “FVA” in Freiburg. 

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