YLP Mediterranean 2020

This edition of the YLP will be held online in July 2021

Diputació de Barcelona (Barcelona Provincial Council, in English) is a public administration institution from the region of Catalonia, Spain, which contributes to guaranteeing well-being, quality of life and social cohesion in all the municipalities located in the province of Barcelona through services that cover all aspects of people's lives. The priorities of this sub-regional administration are the promotion of social welfare, sustainable environment, local development and employment opportunities as well as the promotion of culture, education and sport.

Valldaura Labs is a research centre and testing ground for innovation that features the latest technologies in the fields of energy, information and fabrication. The core of this innovative project developed by the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) is a laboratory to implement investigation and set a new benchmark for self-sufficiency.

The labs express a new concept for sustainability established by IAAC with the aim to create a sustainable, consciously designed ecology using both cutting edge technology and traditional craftsmanship.

Silva Mediterranea is one of the FAO statutory bodies to provide neutral fora for discussion in the field of forestry that cover the Mediterranean region. They propose a forum for advising and taking action on key forestry issues for Mediterranean countries.

The work of the FAO Forestry statutory bodies is a combination of problem identification and policy and technical advice, to FAO, its members and others as appropriate.

The IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation (IUCN Med) promotes sustainable livelihoods and biodiversity conservation in the Mediterranean region. Created in 2000, IUCN Med: enhances cooperation and coordination between Mediterranean stakeholders; improves knowledge on biodiversity and on management of important conservation areas; fosters networking and capacity building; and aims to empower civil society for the sustainable use of natural resources through Nature-Based Solutions. IUCN has 203 Members and 1600 Commission members in the Mediterranean region. National Committees of IUCN Members (or equivalent structures) have been established in 5 countries (France, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Morocco).

The International Centre on Mediterranean Biosphere Reserves serves as a model for scientific cooperation between the two shores of the Mediterranean and provides a platform of information exchange on all issues related to biosphere reserves and their sustainable development.

The Centre acts as a platform for training and transferring advanced knowledge on environmental and societal issues between developed and developing countries in the Mediterranean basin.

The Forest Sciences and Technology Centre of Catalonia (CTFC) contributes to the modernisation and competitiveness of the forestry sector, rural development and the sustainable management of the natural environment, through research, training and the transfer of technology and knowledge to society. In this context, the activity carried out at the CTFC is aimed at solving problems related to the management of ecosystems and the interaction between natural resources and society, for the purpose of enhancing the economy and well-being of people and the sustainability of the natural environment in the context of current global change. 

CIHEAM is a Mediterranean intergovernmental organisation devoted to the sustainable development of agriculture and fisheries, food and nutrition security and rural and coastal areas. It is composed of 13 member States (Albania, Algeria, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia and Turkey) and operates through its 4 Institutes based in Bari (Italy), Chania (Greece), Montpellier (France) and Zaragoza (Spain) and the Headquarters based in Paris. The CIHEAM collaborates with several international and regional organisations.

We are looking for partners and sponsors to join us in preparing a world-class programme for young leaders in the Mediterranean, where forests have crucial, yet unrealised, potential to contribute to a urbanised society. Can you help us foster young talent to develop creative ideas and innovative approaches which will improve the management of natural resources in this diverse and dynamic region? Join us for the next edition and broaden the horizon for the leaders of tomorrow:

  • Sponsor a participant, so we can offer the opportunity to the most outstanding candidates
  • Sponsor a session, so we can invite the best speakers in their fields
  • Become a media partner, so that we can reach out across the Mediterranean.

YLP-MED will take place in a virtual format from 12 July – 16 July 2021. Please do not hesitate to contact Programme Director, Inazio Martinez de Arano, for details of sponsorship and partner opportunities.