We conduct research and provide policy support on issues related to forests. We facilitate and stimulate forest-related networking and promote the dissemination of unbiased and policy-relevant information on forests and forestry. We also advocate for forest research and for the use of scientifically sound information as a basis for forest policies. We conduct research and provide policy support on issues related to forests. We facilitate and stimulate forest-related networking and promote the dissemination of unbiased and policy-relevant information on forests and forestry. We also advocate for forest research and for the use of scientifically sound information as a basis for forest policies.

Company details

Yliopistokatu 6 , Joensuu , 80100 Finland

Locations Served

Business Type:
Professional association
Industry Type:
Agriculture - Forestry
Market Focus:
Internationally (various countries)

This company also provides solutions for other industrial applications.
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Our work
Our work in the field of policy support includes enhanced support for decision takers and policy makers. We host the EU FLEGT Facility which supports the EU Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) process in developing countries, related to the implementation of the EU FLEGT Action Plan. We also host the EU REDD Facility, which supports partner countries in improving land use governance as part of their effort to slow, halt and reverse deforestation.

Our vision is to live in a world where the sustainability of our forests and societies is secured. We will achieve this by bringing together the best possible cross-boundary knowledge and expertise, and by actively contributing to the ongoing dialogue on forests.

Our vision for 2025 is of an EFI which is globally recognised as a leading science-policy platform providing forest-related knowledge to build a sustainable future.

The EFI Strategy 2025 is based around three interconnected and interdisciplinary themes: Bioeconomy, Resilience and Governance and three strategic goals:

  • An ambitious European forest research and innovation area;
  • Science-informed policies to address societal challenges and opportunities;    
  • Awareness in society of the importance of forests.

In order to implement effectively the new EFI Strategy, the Board of EFI has approved the EFI Strategy Implementation Plan 2017-2021.