- EFI is an international organisation, established by European States.
- 28 European States have ratified the Convention on EFI.
- EFI have c.115 Associate and Affiliate Member organisations in 37 countries.
- EFI's Headquarters is in Joensuu, Finland, and we also have offices in Austria, Belgium, Croatia, France, Germany, Spain and Sweden, as well as project offices in Malaysia and China.
- EFI facilitate and stimulate forest-related networking and promote the dissemination of unbiased and policy-relevant information on forests and forestry.
- EFI also advocate for forest research and for the use of scientifically sound information as a basis for forest policies.
EFI's work in the field of policy support includes enhanced support for decision takers and policy makers. EFI hosts 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.