REFORD is continuing to support the PEFC Council in establishment of PEFC national systems in the countries of Western Balkans and beyond in 2022.
As result of these efforts, three countries from the region has created and sent their joint system on assessment in PEFC Council. Slovenia, North Macedonia and Bosnia & Herzegovina developed PEFC Balkan Forest Certification System (BFCS) and is expected to be endorsed at May 2022.
In addition to this, Croatian forest owners are following this process and intends to join the PEFC BFCS as their national process is yet ahead.
There are similar processes in development in Greece and in Turkey and REFORD is providing its support to stakeholders from these countries aiming to create their PEFC national systems.