EU forest strategy: adapt, innovate, employ

Our Director Marc Palahí says we should increase the ecological, economic and social value of EU forests simultaneously.

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Is forest harvesting increasing in Europe?

Is forest harvesting increasing in Europe? Yes, but not as much as reported last July in a controversial study published in Nature. 

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Welcome to the European Forest Institute

The European Forest Institute is an international organisation established by European States. We conduct research and provide policy support on forest-related issues, connecting knowledge to action.

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Connecting Knowledge to Action

Science & Policy

We provide support and promote the dissemination of scientifically sound policy-relevant information on forests and forestry.

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Our Research

We provide interdisciplinary and cross-sector research on forest resources, products and services on a pan-European level.

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Our Members

We have representatives from forest research, industry, forest owners and international forest-related organisations.

EFI Facilities

Our facilities build on our research knowledge and address particular policies, topics and activities through capacity building, networking and the provision of demand-based expertise. 


We carry out projects on research issues of pan-European interest with a network of leading experts. 

Meet our staff

Look behind the scenes – meet some of the experts that make EFI work!