The European Forest Institute is an international organisation established by European States.
By the spring of 2013, a total of 25 European States had ratified the
Convention on EFI, namely Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom.
These countries are
Members of the Institute. The highest decision-making body of the Institute, the Council, consists of representatives of the Members, and meets in ordinary session every three years.
Associate and Affiliate Members
A central decision-making body in EFI is the Annual Conference, formed of EFI Associate Members. EFI currently has 130 member organisations from 36 countries (including also EFI Affiliate Members). The organisations include research institutes, universities, non-governmental organisations and industries.
The Board of EFI is responsible for establishing and keeping under review the overall research framework and the strategy of the Institute, and it supervises the Secretariat.
Scientific Advisory Board (SAB)
Scientific Advisory Board advises the EFI Board, Directors and the scientific staff of the Institute on research, strategies and networking.