EFI Policy Portal

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EFI Policy Portal

Information Portal on Forest Policies, Institutions and Instruments
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The EFI Policy Portal is dedicated to collecting and displaying already existing information sources about forest and forest-related (cross-sectoral) policy processes, instruments and institutions that have shaped and influenced the development of the pan-European forest sector. The main objective is to ensure easy access to structured and up-to-date forest policy information useful for forest policy research and advice. By providing a comprehensive overview of relevant information sources, the policy portal maps the complexity and dynamics of the pan-European forest policy arena. It provides also linkages between FOREST EUROPE Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management and ToSIA indicators in relation to a particular forest policy process, instrument and institution.


Policy processes are the chains of activities, initiatives and events, from the very beginning of raising an issue on the political agenda, to argumentation, possible confrontation, political struggle, coalition, negotiation, compromise, solution and finally to implementation.

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National level

Policy instrument is a category that comprises regulatory, economic and informational policy tools.

International level

National level

Institutions are defined as forest and forest-related (cross-sectoral) entities that have interest in and/or influence on the pan-European forests and forest activities.

International level

National level

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