Day 1: 24 November. The FORESTERRA day

Morning 09.00 - 12.30 FORESTERRA internal meetings
09.00Management and Steering Committee

11.00Coffee break

11.20General meeting with all the Consortium members

12.30 Lunch

Afternoon 13.30 - 18.00 Session 1. Presentation of FORESTERRA achievements

Chairperson: Y. Birot, France
Rapporteur: A. Rodeghiero. EFIMED, Spain

13.30Overall presentation of FORESTERRA achievements. D. González. MINECO, Spain

14.00Mapping of Mediterranean forest research. P. Nardi. CRA, Italy

14.30Strategic agenda. Topics for transnational research funding. I. Martínez. EFIMED, Spain

15.00Mediterranean forestry research databases and proposal for sharing facilities. J.M. Guehl. INRA, France

15.30Protocols and consortium agreements for mutually opening of facilities and strengthening coordination of research organizations. S. Traverse. INRA, France

16.00Coffee break

16.30FORESTERRA call for projects. Presentations of the funded projects:
  • INFORMED. F. Lefevre. INRA, France
  • MedWildFireLab. F. Castro Rego. ISA‐CEABN, Portugal

17.00Related forest initiatives programmes:
  • SUMFOREST. M. Greimel. BMLFUW, Austria
  • WOODWISDOM. I. Absetz. Tekes. Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry/ Finland

17.30General discussion and follow-up

18.00End of the day

Evening Social dinner

Day 2: 25 November. Forestry research for the future

Morning 08.30 - 13.00 Session 2. What do we want from our forests?

Chairperson: M. Tome. University of Lisbon, Portugal
Rapporteur: H. Daly-Hassen. IRESA, Tunisia

Guest presentations (25 min each+5min of questions), and free contributions (poster session) on the following topics:
08.30Water and Forest. Teresa Soares David. Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e Veterinária I.P., Oeiras, Portugal

09.00Forest and Water Action Plan. Elaine Springgay. Forest Assessment, Management and Conservation Division. FAO, Rome. Italy

09.30Climate change: impact on forest ecosystems. Adaptation. Ulf Büntgen. Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape. Switzerland

10.00Forest carbon storage. Felipe Bravo. Universidad de Valladolid. Spain

10.30Coffee break and poster viewing

11.10Necessity and challenges of knowledge integration to prepare the future: biodiversity and its uses. François Lefevre. INRA Avignon. France

11.40Non-timber forest products, including biomass for energy, as a market force in the Mediterranean Basin. Giulia Corradini. Universidad de Padova. Italy

12.10Posters summary by the session rapporteur. H. Daly-Hassen. IRESA. Tunis


12.45Summary and conclusions by the session rapporteur. H. Daly-Hassen. IRESA. Tunis

13.00 Lunch

Afternoon 14.00 - 17.45 Session 3. Brainstorming session: Key questions for future research on Mediterranean forests

Chairperson: A. A. Kleinschmit von Lengefeld. FCBA, France
Rapporteur: G. Scarascia-Mugnozza. Univ. della Tuscia, Italy

4 presentations of 15 minutes each, followed by a general discussion and conclusions

14.00Revisiting current paradigms: novel approaches in forest risk mitigation in the Mediterranean. Francisco Rego. Universidade Técnica de Lisboa. Portugal

14.15Social innovation for resilient and productive mediterranean forests. Laura Secco. UNIPD. Italy

14.30From trade-offs to synergies. Towards Innovation-driven Research in Mediterranean Forests. Inazio Martinez de Arano. EFI.Spain

14.45Instruments and funding mechanisms for the Mediterranean forest research implementation. Speaker TBD


16.00Coffee break

16.30Discussion (continuation)

17.15Summary and conclusions by the session rapporteur. G. Scarascia-Mugnozza. Univ. della Tuscia, Italy

17.30End of the day

Free evening

Day 3: 26 November morning (8.30-14.15). Field visit to the Arrábida National Park

The Arrábida Natural Park is situated in the Peninsula of Setúbal and around 50 km from Lisbon. The climate is mediterranean, with drought summers and moderated winters, and some atlantic influence. The vegetation is typically Mediterranean, forming garrigues and maquis of C. coccifera, R. officinalis and Erica sp.; in some water lines we can see similar vegetation, shrubs growing like trees, forming Woods of Arbutus unedo, O. europea sp. sylvestris, Viburnum tinus, Quercus faginea and even Acer monspessulanum. The lunch will be at El Carmen Convent, in Arrabida’s northern hillside, with a huge view over other mountain, called Serra do Risco.

The visit is scheduled from 8.30 (departure from the Olissippo Hotel) to 14.15 (arrival in Lisbon; the first destination would be the airport and then the Olissippo hotel).