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.


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FRISK-GO thematic workshop on forest fires: 7-9 May, Barcelona


Fire experts will meet in Barcelona to exchange on how a European Forest Risk Facility can add value to the extensive community addressing the wildfire disturbance. The workshop will bring together a diversity of experts including forest practitioners, operational managers, scientists and policy makers who are exposed to the wildfire disturbances from their particular perspective.  

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The recommendations made by the specialists during the workshop will be taken into account by the FRISK-GO project in particular when designing an operational business plan for a future European Forest Risk Facility.

More information, check the FRISK-GO Events page.
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