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Enhancing FOrest RESearch in the MediTERRAnean through improved coordination and integration

Objective

Forest research in the Mediterranean region is currently handicapped by its fragmentation, its limited means, and occasional outdating and isolation. In addition, the low benefits that Mediterranean forests provide to forest-based industries--compared to other European forests--make it difficult to attract interest and funds from the private sector. For this reason, new ways to overcome this situation must be implemented through research partnerships, networking, capacity building, higher education programmes, knowledge transfer and lifelong learning. Such activities should take advantage of existing initiatives like the Forest Based Sector Technology Platform (FTP), the Mediterranean Regional Office of the European Forest Institute (EFIMED) and the Mediterranean Forest Research Agenda (MFRA) developed jointly by the FTP and EFIMED.
Mediterranean forest ecosystems provide multiple goods and services that are crucial to the socioeconomic development of the Mediterranean region’s rural areas as well as to the welfare of its urban populations. Advancing scientific knowledge and fostering innovation is essential, then, to ensure the sustainable management of Mediterranean forests and to build a knowledge-based bio-economy in the region.
The countries of the Mediterranean basin, as well as those of other Mediterranean Climate Areas, face similar challenges regarding the sustainability of forest ecosystems and the delivery of crucial goods and services that they provide in a context of rapid global changes. Therefore, it is of critical importance to reinforce scientific cooperation on Mediterranean forests through a transnational EU-Mediterranean ERA-NET, which also builds new transcontinental cooperation among Mediterranean Climate Areas (California, Australia, South Africa, Chile) in order to reduce fragmentation and maximise the impact of research activities.

Call for proposal

FP7-ERANET-2011-RTD
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Coordinator

MINISTERIO DE ECONOMIA, INDUSTRIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
Address
Paseo De La Castellana 162
28046 Madrid
Spain

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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Joaquín Ángel Serrano Agejas (Dr.)

Participants (16)

Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza / International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies
Spain
EU contribution
€ 160 864,05
Address
Avda. Montañana 1005
50059 Zaragoza

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Antonio López-Francos (Mr.)
MINISTERE DE L AGRICULTURE DE L AGROALIMENTAIRE ET DE LA FORET
France
EU contribution
€ 90 736
Address
Rue De Varenne 78
75700 Paris

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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jean Luc Guitton (Mr.)
MINISTERO DELLE POLITICHE AGRICOLE ALIMENTARI E FORESTALI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 81 855
Address
Via Xx Settembre 20
00187 Roma

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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marina Montedoro (Dr.)
MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT AND FORESTRY GENERAL DIRECTORATE OF FORESTRY
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 42 479
Address
Orman Genel Mudurlugu Gazi Tesisleri
06560 Ankara

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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nesat Erkan (Dr.)
EUROPEAN FOREST INSTITUTE
Finland
EU contribution
€ 501 908
Address
Yliopistokatu 6 B
80100 Joensuu

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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Kirsi Loisa (Ms.)
CONSIGLIO PER LA RICERCA IN AGRICOLTURA E L'ANALISI DELL'ECONOMIA AGRARIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 223 095
Address
Via Della Navicella 2-4
00184 Roma

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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Luigi Perini (Dr.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 249 417
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07

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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anne Jambois (Dr.)
FUNDACAO PARA A CIENCIA E A TECNOLOGIA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 126 688
Address
Avenida D Carlos I 126
1249 074 Lisboa

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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Catarina Resende (Dr.)
INSTITUTION DE LA RECHERCHE ET DE L'ENSEIGNEMENT SUPERIEUR AGRICOLES
Tunisia
EU contribution
€ 31 120,95
Address
Rue Alain Savary 30 Ministere De L Agriculture Et Des Ressources Hydrauli Ques
1002 Tunis

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Anis Ben Rayana (Mr.)
HAUT COMMISSARIAT AUX EAUX ET FORETS ET A LA LUTTE CONTRE LA DESERTIFICATION
Morocco
Address
Quartier Administratif
10000 Rabat

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Abdelaziz Hammoudi (Mr.)
EXECUTIVE FORESTRY AGENCY
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 41 944
Address
Boulevard Hristo Botev 55
1040 Sofia

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Administrative Contact
Spas Todorov (Mr.)
Ministrstvo za kmetijstvo, gozdarstvo in prehrano
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 62 809
Address
Dunajska Cesta 58
1000 Ljubljana

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Administrative Contact
Janez Zafran (Mr.)
MINISTARSTVO ZNANOSTI I OBRAZOVANJA
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 35 096
Address
Donje Svetice 38
10000 Zagreb

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Administrative Contact
Dijana Vuletić (Dr.)
MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY
Greece
EU contribution
€ 49 006
Address
Amaliados 17
11523 Athens

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Administrative Contact
Irini Nikolaou (Ms.)
MINISTERE DE L'AGRICULTURE ET DU DEVELOPPEMENT RURAL
Algeria
EU contribution
€ 29 746
Address
Avenue Colonel Amirouche 12
Algiers

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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Abdellah Nedjahi (Dr.)
MINISTERIO DE CIENCIA E INNOVACION

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Spain
EU contribution
€ 271 031
Address
Calle Albacete 5
28071 Madrid

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ignacio Atorrasagasti (Mr.)