Science & Policy

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

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Policy Support Facility

We work with European decision-makers, stakeholders, policy institutions and EFI's member organisations to bring our science-based knowledge to the policy arena.

ThinkForest Prague

ThinkForest is a European high-level forum on the future of forests.

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The Future of Europe-China forest bioeconomy development

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The Bioeconomy Programme addresses the need for foresight, interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral research at the interface of markets, products, policies and forest resources.


The Resilience Programme investigates all questions relating to the resilience of forests and livelihoods connected to them, namely, global change adaptation, biodiversity and integrated forest management, and resilience at the urban-rural interface.


The Governance Programme conducts research on international trade, sustainable financing, land use, forest-related policies, media & more.

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Our Research

We provide collective science-based insights at European and regional level to support informed policy making.

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Our Members

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