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 Protectionand 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+ Project -


On 24th of June 2015 an excursion took place at the Bavarian State Forest Enterprise in Ebrach.


It had as aim to: give insight to the integrative forest management concept applied in Ebrach and to present the progress of the BMEL supported project "Establishing a European network of demonstration sites for the integration of biodiversity conservation into forest management (Integrate+)”. The project is implemented for BMEL by the European Forest Institute.

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