The Mediterranean Forestry and Natural Resources Management (MEDfOR)
Erasmus Mundus Master program, in which the CIHEAM CHANIA is involved asan associate partner, has been renewed for four more editions, starting
with 2020-22 !
Mediterranean forests are now seriously threatened by drastic and rapid climate and land use changes, which add to long-standing problems related to desertification processes and forest fires. Other problems are associated with the over-exploitation and over-grazing of forest lands. It is expected that climate changes will result in the expansion of Mediterranean-like conditions to new areas.
MEDfOR wishes to address this problems and improve Mediterranean forestry and natural resources management and policy-making. The Erasmus Mundus Programme, which is a co-operation and mobility programme in the field of higher education that aims to enhance the quality of European higher education and promote intercultural understanding. The Erasmus Mundus Programme MEDfOR, is part of the Erasmus + Programme offered by the European Commission.
MEDfOR addresses the economic, ecological and social challenges of sustainable Mediterranean forestry and natural resources management, as well as specific topics on the field of forestry, with particular emphasis on the Mediterranean area such as forest as a unique world heritage, forest management and conservation and the role of forestry in the welfare of the society. The Program is offered by a Consortium of top ranked Universities supported by a consultation panel with several associated partners and stakeholders that come from leading international research and outreach organizations in all scientific areas of interest to Mediterranean Forestry and Natural Resources Management.