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EFI currently has c. 120 member organisations from 38 countries.

EFI’s Mediterranean Facility would like to wish all its network a happy holiday season and a prosperous New Year by sharing the latest 2019 newsletter with all the contributions from its partners in the Mediterranean: projects, initiatives, events and opportunities for work, training and research.

The staff of EFI send best wishes for the New Year!
The European Commission’s new Green Deal brings a new context, a new approach and importantly a new political narrative. The momentum has come, now we need to make use of it.
EFI, Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE) and University of Eastern Finland (UEF) are joining forces to create an International Bioeconomy Knowledge Hub (BioHub) in Joensuu.

The economic, social and environmental challenges of today need bright new thinking that will shape tomorrow. EFI’s Young Leadership Programme targets the leaders of that future, bringing young professionals together with experts to create a new space where change can happen.

Is bioeconomy the answer to a sustainable and fair future?

EFI Director Marc Palahi reflects on forests, bioeconomy and life in a podcast with Coaching Talks.

This December, our Planted Forests Facility comes to an end in its present form. Our warm thanks go to all those staff who have worked at the office, first under the banner of the EFIATLANTIC Regional Office, and then as a Facility.

Join us in celebrating their accomplishments, and the evolution of the perceptions of planted forests, during the last ten years:  

Read the last EFIPLANT newsletter:

A summary of the SURE project workshop and the England and Wales Wildfire Forum’s, November 2019
10 years demonstrating the potential and usefulness of modelling for decision support in planted forests : from the stand (for forest managers) to the landscape (for land use planners)

Knowledge exchange is not only about publications, but also about opportunities for exchange via projets, events, workshops, websites and sharing datasets. These are the key components of the wealth of networking activities led by the unit in the past decade.

Our latest science-policy study focuses on the opportunities and challenges for plantation forests in Europe.
Providing forest managers with science-based evidence to help adapt their forests to climate change
Fostering international dialogue on the contribution of planted forests to sustainable development.