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Enhancing FOrest RESearch in the MediTERRAnean through improved coordination and integration

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.

Coordinator

MINISTERIO DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD

Address

Paseo De La Castellana 162
28046 Madrid

Spain

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Administrative Contact

Joaquín ángel Serrano Agejas (Dr.)

Participants (16)

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Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza / International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 160 864,05

MINISTERE DE L AGRICULTURE DE L AGROALIMENTAIRE ET DE LA FORET

France

EU Contribution

€ 90 736

MINISTERO DELLE POLITICHE AGRICOLE ALIMENTARI E FORESTALI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 81 855

MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT AND FORESTRY, SOUTHWEST ANATOLIA FOREST RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 42 479

EUROPEAN FOREST INSTITUTE

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 501 908

CONSIGLIO PER LA RICERCA IN AGRICOLTURA E L'ANALISI DELL'ECONOMIA AGRARIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 223 095

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

France

EU Contribution

€ 249 417

FUNDACAO PARA A CIENCIA E A TECNOLOGIA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 126 688

INSTITUTION DE LA RECHERCHE ET DE L'ENSEIGNEMENT SUPERIEUR AGRICOLES

Tunisia

EU Contribution

€ 31 120,95

HAUT COMMISSARIAT AUX EAUX ET FORETS ET A LA LUTTE CONTRE LA DESERTIFICATION

Morocco

EXECUTIVE FORESTRY AGENCY

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 41 944

Ministrstvo za kmetijstvo, gozdarstvo in prehrano

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 62 809

MINISTARSTVO ZNANOSTI I OBRAZOVANJA

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 35 096

Ministry of Environment Energy and Climate Change

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 49 006

MINISTERE DE L'AGRICULTURE ET DU DEVELOPPEMENT RURAL

Algeria

EU Contribution

€ 29 746

MINISTERIO DE CIENCIA E INNOVACION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 271 031

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 291832

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2012

  • End date

    31 December 2015

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 494 195,20

  • EU contribution

    € 1 997 795

Coordinated by:

MINISTERIO DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD

Spain