During last summer EFI increased its activities in South-Eastern Europe by signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the Croatian Forest Research Institute aimed at establishing an EFI South-East European Office, EFISEE, in Croatia.
For the first two years EFISEE will operate jointly with the EFI Central-East European Regional Office, EFICEEC, located in Vienna, forming the Central-East and South-East European Regional Office – EFICEEC- EFISEE, which will focus on South-Eastern European activities and cooperation with partner organisations.
EFISEE represents an institutionalization of EFI`s long history of activities in the South-Eastern European region, including the FOPER I and FOPER II projects, which have strengthened international cooperation between many institutions in the region that now form the majority of the EFISEE partnering network.
EFISEE is hosted by the Croatian Forest Research Institute, and its core funding is secured by the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia.
EFICEEC-EFISEE expresses gratitude to all of the participants from the opening event and looks forward to the continuation of mutual cooperation.
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