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Silva Mediterrannea Working Group on Urban and peri-urban forestry (WG7)

Region/Area: Mediterranean

Reference framework: Committee on Mediterranean Forestry Questions - Silva Mediterranea

Scope: strengthen the relationships among Mediterranean countries regarding the green infrastructures and urban forests towards the development of a networking strategy addressed to build a common vision for implementing UPF in the region.


  • develop a regional Urban and Peri-urban Mediterranean Partnership aimed at allowing theexchange of valuable information and experiences on the state of Mediterranean urban forest (as a component of the broader concept of Green Infrastructures) in the region;
  • consolidate the horizontal partnership (Northern-Eastern-Southern-Western countries) and the vertical dialogue (north-south) between decision makers, scientists, technicians and associations in order to build a strategic and common vision of Green Infrastructure and Urban Forests (UFs) and raise the visibility of UPF up on the local agendas of Mediterranean countries;
  • build a regional partnership to improve Mediterranean North-South networking in general, and countries’ policy networking in particular;
  • raise local and regional awareness of citizens and stakeholders on the benefits and incomes related to the presence and good management of forests and green in and around cities.

Meetings held:

  • VI Workshop: 7-8 November 2016 - Castelfranco Veneto, Trieste, Italy Agenda 
  • V Workshop: 30-31 May 2016 - Ljubljana, Slovenia Agenda 
  • IV Workshop: 2-3 November 2015 - Rome, Italy Agenda  Report 
  • III Workshop: 16 March 2015 - Barcelona, Spain Agenda  Report 
  • II Workshop: 20 November 2014 - Rome, Italy Report 
  • Launching Workshop: 22-23 May 2014 - Granada, Spain Agenda  Report 

For more information: please visit the the dedicated webpage.


Workshop participants.
Granada (Spain), May 2014.

last updated:  Thursday, November 3, 2016