EFICENT is putting a strong emphasis on scientific/information network building, and initiating communication with EFI Member Countries as well as national and regional donor organizations.

In addition, EFICENToffers traineeships and supervises MSc theses strengthening cooperation with universities and research institutions. 

Since 2010 the EFICENT office acts as secretariat for the Nancy-Freiburg-Zurich Forest Network and supports the cooperation of eight forest research centers in Central Europe.

EFICENT is actively cooperating with other Regional Offices within the EFI network and engaging other institutions related to forests and forestry through  EFICENT and EFI membership.