AGORA

ADVANCING MEDITERRANEAN FOREST RESEARCH CAPACITIES

Reference: 245482

Call: FP7-REGPOT-2009-2

Theme: research potential of convergence region

Scientist: Davide Matteo Pettenella

Department: Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry

UNIPD: participant

Total cost: 1,191,800 €

Eu Funding: 986,433 €

Email: davide.pettenella@unipd.it

Project Description

In order to avoid an irreversible situation for Mediterranean forests in MPCs, a coordinated approach throughout the Mediterranean basin to improve forest management and policy-making based on reliable information and tools is required. AGORA will update and enlarge the scientific knowledge on the sustainable management of forests in selected MPCs through scientific cooperation and networking and targeted capacity building that uses efficiently the existing multidisciplinary knowledge and resources available in different European forest research institutions of the Mediterranean region. Coordinated forest research partnerships between centres of excellence (located in EU and an associated country) and MPCs entities with the highest research potential will be developed. This will be realised by improving scientific relationships, networking and exchanging of know-how and experience as well as by upgrading the research capacities of the MPCs forest research entities. In addition, the forest scientific strategies of the MPCs research entities’ will be adjusted based on upgraded capacities. 

Partners

Coordinator: European Forest Institute

Participants: Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Karadeniz Teknik Universitesi, Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Ecole Nationale Forestière d’Ingénieurs, Institut National de Recherches en Genie Rural, Eaux et Forests, Università degli Studi di Padova