Governance

Scientists, foresters, and policymakers all play a role in forest governance, which refers to forest planning and management approaches and principles on a local, regional and international scale. Key elements in Mediterranean forest governance emphasise sustainable management, bioeconomy processes, and rural development.

MEDfOR students at EFI’s Forest Economy and Policy seminar

Students from the Erasmus Mundus master programme in Mediterranean Forestry and Natural Resources Management (MEDfOR) from the University of Lleida (Spain) attended the seminar...

Keys and tools for social rural innovation: lessons from SIMRA

The study of social innovation, understood in its broadest socio-environmental sense, has spread since the beginning of the century, and its importance in the...

Mediterranean forests in urbanised societies: will you rise to the challenge?

Two out of three people already live in urban areas in Mediterranean countries, a figure higher than the world average and only expected to...
Carmen writes on whiteboard during social innovation workshop

Social Innovation: What’s all the fuzz about?

Social innovation is everywhere. A search in Google lands 1,320 million hits. Google Scholar finds 3,700,000 resources, and if we look it up in...
SIMRA ADF focus group workshop

When social innovation grows strong: The case of ADFs in Catalonia

We at the Forest Science and Technology Centre of Catalonia (CTFC) invited different SIMRA project stakeholders to a Validation Workshop in Solsona (Lleida, Spain)...

Sustainable Development Goals: Their Impacts on Forests and People

Forests provide vital ecosystem services crucial to human well-being and sustainable development, and have an important role to play in achieving the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals...
woman looking at sign about sustainable forest management

Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya & Social Forest: Together toward sustainability!

This summer, Social Forest turned part of an unmanaged forest area into a sustainable and educational forest. This work was done at the Circuit...

DESIRA project brings digital technologies to forests and rural areas

The DESIRA (Digitisation: Economic and Social Impacts on Rural Areas) research initiative is a four-year Horizon 2020 project coordinated by the University of Pisa...

Participatory video to collect experiences on Social Innovation Actions

The Social Innovation Actions within the European Union H2020 "Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas (SIMRA)" project have been coordinated by the European Forest Institute...

SIMRA Final Conference: social innovation to boost EU rural areas

Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas (SIMRA) is a project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. SIMRA seeks to advance...

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Including the forestry sector in national recovery and resilience plans

In recent years, the European Union has intensified efforts to address environmental and social changes through various policies and regulations. All framed under the...

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