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


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.


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.


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 ongoing projects


With 11 Living Labs, the FIRE-RES project aims to implement an Integrated Fire Management approach and support the transition toward more resilient landscapes and communities to Extreme Wildfire Events in Europe. Explore the living lab of Nouvelle-Aquitaine.


Led by INRAe, Alliance Forêt Bois and IEFC, this project aims to bring together local stakeholders to experiment with the deployment of broadleaved species hedgerows and study their impact on the biodiversity and resilience of maritime pine stands in the Landes area.


Research infrastructure for adaptation to climate change. REINFFORCE2 will provide solutions thanks to the climatic gradient along the Interreg Atlantic area to anticipate climate change effects on coastal forests, simulating a global warming of 6°C.



Setembro 2024
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04 Setembro 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 […]

Set 09
09 Setembro 2024

Scion and ForestSAT look forward to welcoming you to Rotorua, Aotearoa / New Zealand on 9th - 13th September for the Association for Forest Spatial Analysis Technologies Conference. This Conference […]

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18 Setembro 2024

EFI 2024 Annual Conference will take place on 18-20 September in Bonn, Germany.  More information


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