Meet the #EyesOnEarth finalists!

Learn more about the eight finalists of the #EyesOnEarth contest, fostering innovation in Southern Mediterranean forests.

#EyesOnEarth meet the finalists
Discover more about the projects who were selected as finalists for the #EyesOnEarth contest!

The organisers of the #EyesOnEarth contest are thrilled to announce the finalists who have made it to the last leg of this exciting journey!

Organised by DG NEAREU Neighbours South, the SwitchMed/MedWaves programme, ENI CBCMED, and the European Forest Institute Mediterranean Facility (EFIMED), this contest aims to promote innovative projects enhancing the protection and sustainability of forests in eight countries in Southern Mediterranean. The first phase of this initiative was extremely successful, collecting 225 submissions of projects, divided in two categories: Civil Society Initiatives and Eco-Innovators. A jury of international experts, including EFIMED’s head Michele Bozzano, selected eight finalists across the two categories.

Civil Society Initiatives

  1. Affak El Mouhit – Algeria’s Green Conservation Force
  2. Akkar Trail – The Green Guardians of Lebanon
  3. CEDAR association – Seeds of Change for a Sustainable Tomorrow – Algeria
  4. Tifaotziri Association – Preserving Local Heritage by Restoring Timimoun’s Oases – Algeria


  1. Furange – Orange-Peel Couture by Palestinian Furange
  2. Pistachio Grafts – Green Grafts for Desert Conservation – Algeria
  3. Remer – Lebanon’s Bio-Stimulating Solution
  4. TheOtherDada – TheOtherForest – Lebanon

Have a look at this playlist showcasing all the finalists!

You have time until the 31 March to help determine the Public Choice Award winner of the #EyesOnEarth contest.

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EFIMED is the Mediterranean Facility of the European Forest Institute. Based in Barcelona, Spain, it was launched in 2007.