Dublin council meeting, 2017
Council representatives and EFI staff, Dublin 2017. Photo: Paul-Michel Ledoux


The Council is the highest decision-making body of EFI. It consists of representatives of the Member Countries, and meets in ordinary session every three years.

As well as electing several members of the Board, the Council provides valuable input into the strategic policy framework of EFI activities, ensuring that EFI services its original purpose in the best possible way in today’s environment.

Chairs of Council

Ireland (2017-2020)
Austria (2014-2017)
Croatia (2011-2014)
Spain (2008-2011)
Finland (2005-2008)


More information

Rules of Procedure of Council of European Forest Institute