7th Mediterranean Forestry Week

The 7th Mediterranean Forest Week, that took place between the 21 and the 25 March 2022 in Turkey, focused on the future generations of the Mediterranean and emphasized the following topics:

  • Youth and green jobs: provide opportunities using Mediterranean forests
  • Forest and landscape based solutions: degraded forests, desertification and forest fires
  • Forest-based opportunities with a focus on youth generations and gender employment
  • Environmental opportunities: EU Green Deal, Ecological Transition and New EU Forest Strategy
  • Social and cultural dimension of Mediterranean forests
  • Management of Mediterranean forests in view of post-pandemic scenarios
  • Non-wood forest products of Mediterranean forests and their relationships with sustainable food systems
  • Innovation in Mediterranean forests: case studies and call for actions
  • Communication strategies, knowledge transferring and sharing experiences in Mediterranean forests


The Mediterranean Forest Week brought together decision-makers from the Mediterranean region; national and local governments; technical and scientific organizations; forestry experts and managers; forest owners; environmental organizations; NGOs; investors and key donors; young professionals; media; scientists and academia; stakeholders from forest-related sectors (water, agriculture, cities).


The Youth Statement  and recommendations from #MedForest2022 cover 5 🔑 themes:
– Youth representation
– Resources and opportunities
– (lack of) Training
– Rural-urban divide
– Transparent communication

Read the full statement here.


A delegation of the Forest Communicators Network for the Mediterranean and Near East was present making interviews, writing blog entries, twitting and taking photos and videos of the event.

Photos and videos by ©FAO/FCNMEDNE

MEMBERS of the Organizing Committee of the 7th MFW