Interested in joining a consortium/project – French NGO

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    Joëlle BAILETJoëlle BAILET

    Dear All,

    The International Association for Mediterranean Forests (AIFM) is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) created in 1996, in Marseille (France). It’s the framework where Mediterranean people build the future of their woodland areas together. 

    Our goal is to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and experience relating to Mediterranean forests and other wooded lands, in a transversal and multidisciplinary manner, at transnational level. 

    AIFM intervenes in 3 fields:

    > To carry out pilot actions to preserve and sustainably manage the 75 million hectares of Mediterranean wooded lands.
    > To develop and animate the community of public, private, and scientific Mediterranean actors, estimated at 5,000 people, through cooperation projects and the dissemination of know-how.
    > To raise public awareness on the challenges of Mediterranean forests. For instance, AIFM was very active during the last Mediterranean Forest Week and organized a booth on Mediterranean forests in FAO World Forestry Congress.

    Since its creation, AIFM has participated in several European cooperation projects: Problematic (Interreg IIC, 1999-2001), RECOFORME (Interreg IIIB, 2003-2006), Qualigouv (MED, 2009-2012), Forclimadapt (MED, 2010-2013), Proforbiomed (MED, 2011-2014), Medland 2020 (MED, 2013-2014), INHERIT (Interreg MED, 2018-2022) and MEDLENTISK (Erasmus+, 2020-2022)

    We were able to work on topics such as forests management, biodiversity and natural heritage protection, climate change adaptation, wood-energy, sustainable tourism, circular economy (forest products) and risk prevention.

    For the 2021-2027 Euro-MED Programme, we are interested in collaborating on the following missions:

    Protecting, restoring, and valorising natural environment and heritage.
    Promoting green living areas.
    Enhancing sustainable tourism.
    and the following specific objectives:

    2.4 Promoting climate change adaptation and disaster risk prevention, resilience, taking into account ecosystem-based approaches.
    2.6 Promoting the transition to a circular and resource efficient economy.
    2.7 Enhancing protection and conservation of nature, biodiversity, and green infrastructure, including in urban areas, and reducing all forms of pollution.

    Do not hesitate to contact us!

    More information:

    Best regards.

    Irena GeorgievaIrena Georgieva

    Dear colleagues,
    We at the “Triumph – R” Foundation from Town of Pernik, Bulgaria would like to participate as partner in project under EURO-MED programme. Our organization was established in 2021. Until now, it is developing activities at the national level.
    The chairman and our main members hava a long term experience in participation in EU-programs and projects with an emphasis on environmental problems and their solution, as well the construction of eco-trails, the improvement of biodiversity in certain territories, projects related to the development of cross-border cooperation in various areas such as the preservation and enrichment of traditions, culture, improvement of the business environment and entrepreneurship, the development of media literacy, education, projects with a focus on energy efficiency, the change of policies related to civil rights and reforms in the judiciary system.
    A foundation participate in social programs and activities that are related to solving children’s problems. We work with children aged 4-6 from different kindergartens, in the form of different campaigns, with students aged 7 to 18 from over 15 schools in the Pernik region and with students from UNSS-Sofia and Pernik Universities. We make outdoor “classrooms” where we build capacity and realise environmental education as well forming of adolescent’s awareness and responsible behavior towards nature.
    The “Triumph-R” Foundation carried out a series of trainings, with the participation of leading specialists and famous personalities, aimed at increasing the media culture and literacy of both youth and older users.
    We cooperate with the Europe Direct center – Dupnitsa, Bulgaria to promote the European Green Deal, as well as related issues such as responsible use of resources and recycling.
    The goals that the foundation set upon its establishment are:
    • To initiate and support projects for the preservation and development of the cultural and historical heritage of Bulgaria and Europe;
    • To affirm spiritual values;
    • To develop civil society;
    • To support activities in the field of healthcare, education, science, sports;
    • To provide support for the socially weak, disabled and persons in need of care;
    • To protect human rights and the environment;
    “Triumph – R” Foundation and all volunteers fighting for its causes have the necessary capacity and experience to achieve these goals.
    We will be happy to discuss possibilities for joint activities and our participation in a project under EURO-MED programme!

    You can contact us by e-mail:
    PIC 889031288; OID E10284349

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