IFSA is a non political, non religious and not for profit organization that connects forestry students from all over the world in a wide spectrum of activities.
IFSA’s vision is for global cooperation among students of forest sciences in order to broaden knowledge and understanding to achieve a sustainable future for our forests, and to provide a voice for youth in international forest policy processes.
Our mission is to provide a platform for students of forest sciences to enrich their formal education, promote cultural understanding by encouraging collaboration with international partner organizations and facilitating students in gaining practical experiences with a wider and more global perspective. Through its network, IFSA encourages student meetings, enables participation in scientific debates, and supports the involvement of youth in decision making processes and international forest and environmental policy. Read more
The top of the IFSA team is the Board, consisting of Direction and Council. The Direction oversees all administrative processes as well as the exchange of information with partner organizations via the Liaison Officers and is responsible for the internal communication of IFSA. The Council oversees all membership processes, as well as the statues of our association and each Councillor is focal point for specific IFSA Regions and the respective Regional Representatives, as well as specific Commissions.
Members and partnerships
IFSA’s members are generally local associations of forestry students, called Local Committees (LCs), but can also be individuals persons (students or not).
IFSA achieves its goals by organizing extracurricular activities which promote an exchange of experiences and information between students. Those activities take place in International Forestry Students’ Symposiums (IFSS), seminars, several working groups called commissions, publications, etc.
IFSA also maintains excellent partnerships with international forest related organizations such as IUFRO, CIFOR, UNFFF, FAO, EFI, CFA, as well as many other international students’ associations. Read more about our partners
If you would like to get involved in work of IFSA, you can become commissioner in commissions. Click here!