The Mediterranean has untapped potential to contribute to the leading role played by the forest sector in the global bioeconomy with its distinctive ecological and social characteristics. Thematic research and networking at EFI’s Mediterranean Facility (EFIMED) focuses on creating sustainable value from Mediterranean forested landscapes.
EFIMED focuses on improving the resilience of ecosystems and communities by promoting and creating sustainable value from Mediterranean forested landscapes.
Our team promotes and conducts research, policy advice and networking on Mediterranean forests, forestry and forest products.
MedForest is an open-access, contributor-driven platform for news, views and happenings related to Mediterranean forests. MedForest is coordinated by EFIMED Facility.
The EFIMED network includes forest researchers, practitioners, policy makers and entrepreneurs from across the Mediterranean who wish to connect, collaborate, and exchange knowledge.
EFI’s Young Leadership Programme – Mediterranean edition (YLP-MED) provides training, knowledge sharing and networking on Mediterranean forest-based value chains and their contribution to a circular bioeconomy. YLP-MED takes place every two years, bringing experts and future leaders together to create a new space where change can happen.
The EFI Mediterranean Network Forum connects and strengthens collaboration between forestry researchers, policymakers, and practitioners from all over the Mediterranean. The inaugural event took place in 2022, with future editions to be held every two years, complementing the Mediterranean Forest Week.
Resources & Projects
Papers, policy briefs and publications on the potential and opportunities provided by the forest bioeconomy for the Mediterranean basin.
Publications and policy recommendations on the provision of ecosystem services in the Mediterranean.
Publications and policy briefs on forest fire prevention and Mediterranean landscape resilience.
Papers, policy briefs, proceedings, publications, seminar notes and technical notes from EFIMED events and projects.
Publications, documents and resources related to water and forests at the scientific level, such as adaptive river basin management and planning in the Mediterranean.
Publications, documents and audiovisual resources on the potential of non-wood forest products for rural development and the Mediterranean forest-based economy.