Preparatory workshops

Preparatory workshops: EFIMED webinar series on MFRA 2030 themes

In preparation for the EFI Mediterranean Network Forum 2022, EFIMED is excited to launch a webinar series that will take a deep dive into the four themes of the Mediterranean Forest Research Agenda - MFRA 2030.

Speakers during the webinars include lead authors from the four commissioned papers which establish the research priorities described in the agenda. Presentations will explain each theme in depth before opening the floor for questions, discussion and debate. This is your opportunity to have your say on the agenda themes: provide your community and country perspective; raise your concerns; identify the obstacles impeding your efforts, and develop action plans for resilient forests.

EFIMED's Network Forum will start where the webinars leave off: outputs from the webinars feed the presentations on day one so that the conversation can continue, leading to collaborative workshops on a cross-cutting issue for Mediterranean forests: forest management for the resilience of Mediterranean forests. Attending the webinars is essential to understanding the key issues surrounding each theme; the webinars will be recorded, however, so if you are unable to join, we urge you to watch the recording so that you can join the forum prepared!

With the MFRA 2030, we aim to inspire decision-makers and stakeholders to play their part in supporting global efforts to make Mediterranean forests more resilient to climate change and demographic challenges. Join the webinars and be part of the process from the outset!

Preparatory workshops are organised thematically and take place online on the following dates:

  1. Forest management addressing trade-offs and synergies between multiple ecosystem services​ (by Susanna Nocentini, University of Florence). 
    3 November 2022.
  2. Forest resilience in a context of global change-related forest disturbances (to be confirmed). 
    10 November 2022.
  3. Conservation and management of biodiversity and forest genetic resources (by Bruno Fady, French National Institute for Agriculture, Food, and Environment - INRAE).
    17 November 2022.
  4. Social and business innovations and policy instruments to implement the Mediterranean forest-based bioeconomy (by Laura Secco, University of Padova). 
    23 November 2022.

All online workshops will take place in the morning between 11am and 2pm CET. You will receive a link to the webinar by email prior to the event.

Webinar registrations will open soon!

Want to join the webinars but can't attend the Network Forum? Please do! Your voice can still be heard that way!

Want to join the forum but can't attend the webinars? Please catch up via the online webinar recordings before the forum begins! (available soon after the webinar has been broadcast)

The results of EFI Mediterranean Network Forum 2022 will be presented to governments and development agencies seeking collaboration, partnerships, funding and capacity-building opportunities.