European Forestry Commission


Created in 1947, the European Forestry Commission (EFC) is one of six Regional Forestry Commissions established by FAO to provide a policy and technical forum for countries to discuss and address forest issues on a regional basis. It meets every two years.

The EFC has a number of associated subsidiary bodies, including the Working Party on the Management of Mountain Watersheds; the UNECE/FAO Working Party on Forest Statistics, Economics and Management; and seven UNECE/FAO Teams of Specialists.

FAO encourages wide participation of government officials from forestry and other sectors as well as representatives of international, regional and subregional organizations that deal with forest-related issues in the region, including NGOs, and the private sector.

Upcoming meeting

2 November 2015 - 6 November 2015
Switzerland, Engelberg
Languages: English, French, Spanish, Russian
Meeting type: Formal meeting
Attendance type: By invitation

last updated:  Thursday, August 28, 2014