History

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EFI was established in 1993 in Joensuu, Finland with the aim of enhancing international forest research and providing decision makers with unbiased forest-related information at a pan-European level.

Twenty years later, EFI has grown and developed into a vibrant international organisation, with 25 Country Members and 129 member organisations from 36 countries.

Explore EFI's history, from 1993 to 2013...  

leaf The origins of EFI

leaf Member organisations then and now

leaf Going international

leaf From Project Centres to Regional Offices

leaf Mobilising forest research and expertise


EFI's 20th anniversary book Celebrating 20 years of forest networking in Europe was launched at the Annual Conference 2013 in Nancy, France on Wednesday 25 September.

Watch the accompanying video:

The European Forest Institute (EFI) was established in 1993 in Joensuu, Finland with the aim of enhancing international forest research and providing decisio... Author : European Forest Institute