Silva Mediterranea workshop on urban and peri-urban forestry

The aim of Silva Mediterranea's Working Group on urban and peri-urban forestry is to establish a networking strategy for the Mediterranean countries by acting as a neutral forum.

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Around 40 people from 11 countries, also including Silva Mediterranea national focal points, members of the Silva Mediterranea Board and representatives from other thematic working groups, participated in the 11th Workshop of the “Silva Mediterranea Working Group on Urban and peri-urban forestry” that was held on 16-17 April 2020. Due to the current CoVid19 emergency, the workshop was exceptionally held online.

The main objectives of the event were to discuss the contribution of the working group in the framework of Silva Mediterranea activities (including the 7th Mediterranean Forest Week, Tunisia, spring 2021) and to define priorities and a work plan for the 2020-2021 biennium.  The report of the meeting with a list of the activities that the group plans to focus on in the coming months is available at the following link.

The event closed with the election of the two new coordinators of the WG Secretariat for 2020-2021, namely Ms Paloma Cariñanos (from Spain) and Mr Alessio Fini (from Italy). The date and venue of the next meeting of the Working Group, which is tentatively planned for October this year, are still under discussion and will be advertised on the webpage in due course.