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About us

IEFC aims to promote, facilitate and improve the future resilience and sustainability of planted forests in Europe

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Founded in 1998, this association aims to facilitate and coordinate exchanges between stakeholders in research, education and the forestry sector. From 2009, the IEFC has slowed down its activity to support the EFI regional office for the Atlantic arc regions and since 2018 the EFI platform for plantation forests. In 2020, following the closure of the EFI regional offices in France, the association hired a director and staff to ensure the animation of the network and the coordination of activities and projects on the topic of planted forests.

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IEFC is a transnational network of scientific and technical cooperation for the sustainable management of cultivated forests. IEFC brings together more than 30 organizations: research institutes, technical centers, universities, engineering schools, insurance companies, cooperatives and professional organizations. Any legal entity can become a member and participate in networking activities (thematic groups, events), as well as in the setting up and implementation of collaborative research and development projects. IEFC Membership provides access to a broad scientific and technological expertise and privileged contacts.

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IEFC promotes sharing of experience and capacities between its members and more broadly with actors involved in the sustainable management and use of planted forests. Among these long-term activities resulting from the IEFC network, we can mention the REINFFORCE network, the IUFRO Task Force on planted forests, or the Silvalert application produced by the PLURIFOR project. This activity is carried out within the European Union as expected of a European association. Do not hesitate to contact us to share your ideas and initiatives or to join the association.
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Our latest projects

KEBBE

The project aims to inform teachers and pupils in primary and secondary schools about the importance of the forest and to promote territorial cooperation using the forest bioeconomy as a main theme.

HOMED

This project aims to improve the rapid detection and eradication of new pathogens that may arrive in forests, detection being all the more crucial for plantation forests.

B4EST

B4EST is an EU-funded H2020 project which focuses on adaptive breeding for productive, sustainable and resilient forests under climate change.

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Events

June 2024
Jun 04
04 June 2024

IEFC – Annual General Assembly will take place on: 4-5 June 2024, in Forest Research, Scotland, United Kingdom. This event is open to everyone, and we believe it will be […]

Jun 23
23 June 2024

The IUFRO World Congress is one of the largest global forest events, held every five years since 1893. The congress gives a unique opportunity to gather worldwide leading scientists and […]

September 2024
Sep 04
04 September 2024
Faculty of Forestry – University of Belgrade, Kneza Višeslava 1, 11030 Belgrade, Serbia,

A field trip will be organized on September 6 on a voluntary base, i.e., it is not covered by the COST Association and willrequire a registration fees. The aims of […]

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