EFFECT combines existing insights from natural science
Forests, cornerstone of the EU economy (42% of EU land) and source of multiple social and environmental benefits,
Mediterranean forests play a pivotal role for local economies by providing a large array of ecosystem services and goods.
The Mediterranean Basin, a region with a unique ecological l
EFIMED supports projects that promote research, provide science-based information on forests and forestry in the Mediterranean, and foster scientific capacity building in forest-related activities. The projects cover a broad scope of topics, including ecosystem services, non-wood forest products, forestry sector business innovations and geoinformation technology.
Read more about EFIMED’s ongoing projects below or visit the project bank to access publications and outputs developed through completed projects.
Grants and training
EFIMED and its network host regular training, capacity building workshops, summer school opportunities, and learning forums to contribute to innovation and skill strengthening in Mediterranean forest work.
In addition to these efforts, we provide a curated, timely list of calls for funding and collaboration related to issues of forestry and forest management in the Mediterranean Basin through our newsletter and the MedForest platform.
The EFIMED network includes forest researchers, practitioners, policy makers and entrepreneurs from across the Mediterranean who wish to connect, collaborate, and exchange knowledge. Coordination of the network is a core element of EFIMED’s mission to strengthen the bridge between science, policy, and practice in Mediterranean forestry.
Social innovation (SI) encompasses the new forms of interrelating which aim at solving shared problems and achieve common goals
Lack of information, capacities and knowledge at different stages of the non-wood forest products (NW