EFI Membership: interaction and benefits!

EFI currently has c. 130 member organisations from 40 countries. They represent forest research, industry, forest owners, environmental research and international forest-related organisations.

Any organisation can apply for EFI membership:

  • Associate membership is open to research institutes, educational establishments, commercial organisations, forest authorities, non-governmental organisations and institutions of similar nature from European States.
  • Affiliate membership is open to institutions of a similar nature from non-European States.

We offer benefits to our members, for example:

  • Networking opportunities: our networking opportunities mean our Associate and Affiliate Members benefit from co-operation, mobilisation of research capacities and efficient pooling of available resources.
  • Research collaboration: Associate and Affiliate Members can combine their expertise, find synergies, and share facilities.
  • Grants: We offer grants for scientific visits for your researchers from forest research and education organisations to visit another institute.
  • EFI Network Fund: An exciting initiative to promote pan-European research collaboration. The Fund supports networking activities like joint research initiatives, knowledge networking and capacity building, focusing on EFI’s three strategic themes: bioeconomy, resilience and governance. Funding can be spent on coordination, travel, events, short visits and dissemination.

See the full benefits list here. Take a look at our membership brochure.

Further info on how to join us here.