FORESTERRA joint activities

FORESTERRA has identified common ground for joint activities of European and African programme owners. A joint call is under preparation, allowing coordinated funding of Mediterranean research collaboration. More information will be given at the open FORESTERRA event on 4 September, in Barcelona, part of EFIMED Week 2013.

Preliminary agenda

The future of the Mediterranean forests

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Watch, the quarterly newsletter from CIHEAM is now published online and features an article on the FORESTERRA ERA-NET, by EFI's Marc Palahí, "FORESTERRA: A Window of Opportunity for Enhancing Mediterranean Forest Research".

Other articles include the Tlemcen Declaration emerging from III Mediterranean Forest Week, discussion on forest ecosystems in Algeria, ecological heritage in Lebanon, forest challenges and policy in Italy, forest and sustainable development in Albania and economic valuation of forest goods and services in Tunisia.

This quarterly Newsletter has been published since 2007 and is devoted to major topics in Mediterranean Agriculture, Food and Environment.

Scientific cooperation with other Mediterranean Climate Areas

FORESTERRA has begun the mapping of forest research capacities and funding programmes in Mediterranean Climate Areas (MCAs) beyond the Mediterranean region. Common strategic areas for future scientific cooperation will be identified on the basis of the analysis. Mapping of existing programmes and capacities will be conducted through a survey to which key scientists and funding programme managers from MCAs invited soon.

Congratulations to SUMFOREST 

FORESTERRA congratulates SUMFOREST ERA-Net (Sustainable forest management and multifunctional forestry) for passing the European Commission evaluation. 

SUMFOREST will establish innovative and integrated joint research efforts to efficiently address forestry challenges in a broader inter-sectorial way, by improved coordination and integration of national research activities. 

FORESTERRA wishes all the best to SUMFOREST and hopes to be able to maximise synergies and avoid duplication with this project.

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