The institution

Forest Science and Technology Centre of Catalonia (CTFC) is a research centre affiliated with the Generalitat de Catalunya (the Catalan government), and it reports to the Ministry responsible for forest issues. CTFC is a CERCA centre and a government accredited TECNIO agent (developer of public technology).

On an international level, CTFC is a member of : the European Forest Institute (EFI); the European Mycological Institute (EMI); the Association Internationale Forêts Méditerranéennes (AIFM); the Association des Échanges Méditerranéens pour l’Eau, la Forêt, l’Énergie, et le Développement Durable des Territoires (Échanges Med); and the Centre d’Étude et de Développement Durable Euro-Méditerranéen (CEDDEM). It is also a founding member of FORESPIR.

On a country-wide level, CTFC belongs to the Sociedad Española de Ciencias Forestales (SECF), the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), and the Plataforma Tecnológica Forestal Española.

CTFC is a national agency of the European Forestry and Environmental Skills Council (EFESC). It was granted a ‘Human Resources Excellence in Research’ award by the European Commission, recognizing CTFC as a European research institution that fosters an attractive and motivating work environment.

Mission

The mission of CTFC is to contribute to the modernization and competitiveness of forest sector, to promote rural development and to foster the sustainable management of the environment through excellence in research and transfer of knowledge and technology to society, with the final aim of becoming a reference center at the national and international level.

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The Board
The Board is the highest government body of the CTFC and appoints for the general director, who governs the day to day running of the institution.
It is composed by the following members:

The counsellor of the Department in charge of forest issues of the Government of Catalonia, who will be the President
Two representatives of the Government of Catalonia

Two representatives of the Catalan Foundation for Research and Innovation

Two representatives of the County Council of Solsonès

Two representatives of the University of Lleida

Two representatives of the Autonomous University of Barcelona

Two representatives of the County Council of Lleida

Two representatives of the County Council of Barcelona

Two representatives of the City Council of Solsona

The number of representatives according to the accession agreement of each institution or entity forming part of the consortium in the future.