SylvaMED was an international project under the MED Programme of the European Commission, coordinated by the Forest Sciences Center of Catalonia (CTFC) and involving six partners from different Mediterranean countries: Slovenia, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur and Languedoc-Roussillon (France), Reggio Liguria (Italy), Crete (Greece), Catalonia (Spain). In addition, the European Forest Institute (through its Mediterranean Regional Office EFIMED) and the International Forest Owners Association for the Mediterranean region (ARCMED)  provided Pan-Mediterranean information from the scientific community and the forest owners.

The SylvaMED project aimed at improving the policy frameworks in view of combining forest management in private and public lands with the provision of relevant environmental services to society.

The project constituted an attempt to respond to the challenge of the supply and financing of environmental services, considering their costs and benefits. Partners will work towards the testing of public-private schemes where users of forest goods and services will be engaged with the providers (public administrations or forest owners) of such services in order to ensure their sustainable provision.

EFIMED had a transversal role providing the state of the art expertise on PES and on the water and forests relation; and disseminating the activities and results of the project at international level, aiming at improving the communication among Mediterranean forest stakeholders.


  • Forest Sciences Center of Catalonia (CTFC), Spain
  • Slovenia Forest Service (SFS), Slovenia
  • Regional Forest Ownership Centre of PACA (CRPF), France
  • Regional Centre for Private Forestry of Languedoc Roussillon (CRPF), France
  • Environmental Department of Liguria Region (LR), Italy
  • Forest Ownership Center of Catalonia (PF), Spain
  • Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (CIHEAM) 
  • European Forest Institute Mediterranean Regional Office (EFIMED)

SylvaMED project is part of the MED Programme, co-financed by the European Commission through the ERDF (European Regional Development Fund).

More information on the project website: (last visited 25.7.2018)

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CTFC Forest Sciences Center of Catalonia
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EFI Research Programme / Facility