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European Forestry Commission (EFC) (FO-726)

Title European Forestry Commission (EFC)
Code FO-726
Sessions and documents

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Legal Framework
Article of Constitution

Article VI.1


Established by the Conference at its Third Session (1947) on the recommendation of the FAO Marinaské-Lázne (Czechoslovakia) Forestry Conference in 1947.

Rules of Procedure

Revised version adopted at the Eleventh Session (1961) and confirmed by the Conference at its Eleventh Session (1961). Amended at the Eighteenth Session (1977) of the Commission.


Category Cat. 1

To advise on the formulation of forest policy and to review and coordinate its implementation at the regional level; to exchange information and, generally through special Subsidiary Bodies, advise on suitable practices and action with regard to technical and economic problems, and to make appropriate recommendations in relation to the foregoing.


Open to all Members and Associate Members whose territories are situated wholly or in part in the European Region or who are responsible for the international relations of any non-self-governing territory in that Region. Membership comprises such eligible Member Nations as have notified the Director-General of their desire to be considered as Members.

Number of Members 40
List of Members
  • Albania
  • Austria
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • European Union (Member Organization)
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • Uzbekistan
Languages English, French and Spanish
Document symbol FO:EFC
Frequency of Sessions Normally one session per biennium
Division Forest Economics and Policy Division (FOE)/Liaison Office with the United Nations (LOG)
Contact information/email

Web site

European Forestry Commission

First Session July 1948
Pattern of sessions 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1957, 1959, 1961, 1963, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2013
Subsidiary Bodies

Working Party on the Management of Mountain Watersheds (FO-728)
     - All Members of the Commission

Joint FAO/ECE/ILO Committee on Forest Technology, Management and Training (FO-729)
     - ECE Member Nations and any additional Member Nations of the European Forestry Commission

FAO/ECE Working Party on Forest Economics and Statistics (FO-730)
     - ECE Member Nations and any additional Member Nations of the European Forestry Commission