The institution

The Forest Science and Technology Centre of Catalonia (CTFC) is a research centre affiliated with the Generalitat de Catalunya (GENCAT; the Catalan government), and it reports to the Ministry of Climate Action, Food and Rural Agenda. CTFC is a CERCA centre (Research Centre of Catalonia) and an 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 (a group of French, Spanish, and Andorran organizations who aim to improve the sustainable production of wood in Pyrenean forests).

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.

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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.