The European Forest Institute 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-five years later, EFI has grown and developed into a vibrant international organisation, with 28 Country Members and c.115 member organisations from 37 countries.


Download the 20th anniversary book for the full story: “Celebrating 20 years of forest networking in Europe

Watch a short video about our first 20 years, featuring snapshots of some of the people who have been involved in EFI's story: