YLP Mediterranean 2023 - Partners

The European Forest Institute’s Young Leadership Programme Mediterranean 2023 (YLPMED 2023) is organised in partnership with the Union for the Mediterranean.

The YLPMED came to life thanks to the cooperation with a number of key partners, listed below. These partners have contributed to the selection of the best candidates to join the event. The partners also helped in setting the scientific programme for the YLPMED and in the identification of the speakers who will animate this event. 


The Union for the Mediterranean is an intergovernmental institution bringing together the European Union Member States and 16 countries from the Southern and Eastern shores of the Mediterranean to promote dialogue and cooperation.


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. 

PRIMA (Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area) is an intergovernmental program of innovation and scientific diplomacy launched by the European Union and 19 countries of the Euro-Mediterranean area. PRIMA's vision is to foster joint research and innovation approaches among Mediterranean countries to improve water availability, sustainable agriculture, and food production in a region heavily distressed by climate change, urbanisation, and population growth.

The International Center for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM) is an intergovernmental organization composed of 13 Member States. The Centre brings together 4 Mediterranean Agronomic Institutes, in Bari (Italy), Chania (Greece), Montpellier (France), Zaragoza (Spain), and a General Secretariat based in Paris (France). The CIHEAM offers education and training, research, technical assistance, and capacity-building activities in the field of food security, sustainable agriculture, fisheries, and rural development. It works with public administrations, universities, research centers, cooperation and development organizations, civil society actors, and companies to meet the needs of Mediterranean populations and territories.

CREAF is a public research centre dedicated to terrestrial ecology, territorial analysis and global change, pursuing excellence in the production and dissemination of knowledge, in addition to the innovation, development, and transfer of methodologies. The centre strives to contribute to knowledge on conservation and management of the environment and the territory, in addition to adaptation to environmental change at local, regional, and global scales, functioning as a bridge between academia, administrations, and society, and promoting awareness within its scope of activities.

The Forest Science and Technology Centre of Catalonia (CTFC) is a public research centre affiliated with the Generalitat de Catalunya. The CTFC aims to contribute to science in the fields of sustainable forest management, biodiversity, and circular bioeconomy. Its research is organized around three programs: multifunctional forest management; landscape dynamics and biodiversity; and governance, health, and bioeconomy. The research carried out within these programs is focused on key issues, including environmental function equilibrium, climate change adaptation, or competitiveness along value chains. The scientific activity carried out in the programs is transferred to society by the spin-off company FBS.