The Council is the highest decision-making body of EFI. It consists of representatives of the Member Countries, and meets in ordinary session every three years.

As well as electing several members of the Board, the Council provides valuable input into the strategic policy framework of EFI activities, ensuring that EFI services its original purpose in the best possible way in today’s environment.

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Council representatives and previous EFI Director, Rome 2023. Photo: Alessandro Natalizia

Chairs of Council

Czech Republic (2023-2026)
Italy (2020-2023)
Ireland (2017-2020)
Austria (2014-2017)
Croatia (2011-2014)
Spain (2008-2011)
Finland (2005-2008)

More information

Rules of Procedure of Council of European Forest Institute

Convention on the European Forest Institute