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.
© EFI - Ulla Vänttinen
ThinkForest event at the
European Parliament in Strasbourg, on 27 February 2014, offered opportunities to discuss the results of EFI’s INTEGRATE project, and better understand the trade-offs between different biodiversity conservation approaches in view of ongoing political discussions related to both biodiversity and sustainable forest management.