The FORESTERRA International Project "Enhancing FOrest RESearch in the MediTERRAnean through improved coordination and integration", project number 291832, is part of the ERA-NET initiative. FORESTERRA aims to reinforce the scientific coordination and integration of Mediterranean forest research programmes as well as scientific cooperation with Mediterranean-area countries (including EU and non-EU member states) and with countries from other Mediterranean Climate Areas (MCA) in this case, Australia, South Africa, Chile and California.
See project brochure.

This project, which started in January 2012 and will finish in December 2015, is part of the 7th Research Framework Programme, and has a European contribution of 1,997,795.00 Euros.

FORESTERRA has partners from twelve countries: Spain, France, Italy, Turkey, Portugal, Tunisia, Morocco, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Croatia, Greece and Algeria, as well as two international institutions, the European Forest Institute (EFI) and the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM).

FORESTERRA has a four-step programme for achieving its objectives:

Mapping and information exchange to improve mutual knowledge of existing programmes and capacities.

Defining common strategic activities to reduce the fragmentation of the research community, avoiding overlaps and promoting synergies.

Implementation of joint activities to consolidate partnerships and develop common schemes for programme evaluation, as well as for mutual opening facilities.

Calls for joint research projects to maximise the research impact of the network.


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