• 2023 2027
  • SpongeScapes
  • EU
  • EU Commission
  • Stichting Deltares (Deltares)
    UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH)
    International Office for Water (OiEau)
    University of Padova (UniPD)
    University of Ljubljana (UL)
    Slovenian Environment Agency (ARSO)
    Warsaw University of Life Sciences (WULS)
    WWF Greece (WWF)

Natural solutions to improve the functionality of sponge landscapes in European river basins to increase the resilience of communities against hydro-meteorological extreme events.

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Increasing the resilience of communities against extreme events through "sponge landscapes"

MediterRE3: Technical advisory on governance and financing of forest protected areas

  • 2023

In Europe, fires burn over 500,000 hectares of forest annually, and scientists estimate that during the 21st century, the number and extent of wildfires will increase due to climate change.

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Reducing fire-related greenhouse gas emissions by promoting fire-smart landscape management

Brescia: a nature-based future

  • 2022 2024

Cities are among the places most likely to experience the effects of climate change. This is the reason why the municipality of Brescia, in collaboration with Ersaf and Etifor, promotes an innovation management plan for green areas and biodiversity, which includes the evaluation of ecosystem services and the simulation of possible nature-based solutions. 

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Building an innovative Management Plan for the Green Areas and Biodiversity in the municipality of Brescia

Eradication of boars and mouflons on the Elba Island

  • 2023

Climate crisis adaptation of Land Irrigation Authorities of Veneto Region PhD Research Project

  • 2022 2025

This PhD, co-funded by Etifor, focuses on the study of the ecosystem approach and nature-based solutions for adaptation to the climate crisis in the Reclamation Consortia of the Veneto Region.

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Ecosystem approach and nature-based solutions for climate crisis adaptation of Land Irrigation Authorities of Veneto Region

RESONATE – Horizon project

  • 2023
  • RESONATE – Horizon project
  • ItalyAustriaBelgiumBulgariaDenmarkNetherlandsSpainSwedenUnited Kingdom
  • EU Commission
  • Led by environmental psychologist Dr. Mat White at Vienna University’s Cognitive Science Hub, the consortium consists of world leaders in NbT research, practice, policy, and innovation in Austria (Green Care Austria, Paracelsus Medizinische Privatuniversität Salzburg), Belgium (EuroHealthNet), Bulgaria (Meditcinsky Universitet-Plovdiv), Denmark (Københavns Universitet), Italy (Universita degli Studi di Padova, ETIFOR), the Netherlands (Natuurvoormensen Omgevingspsychologisch Onderzoek, Universiteit Twente), Spain (ISGLOBAL, AZTI), Sweden (Nature Based Solution Institute, Uppsala Universitet), and the UK (University of Exeter, funded by UKRI), with additional expert oversight from leading NbT researchers/practitioners in Australia (University of Wollongong), Canada (University of British Columbia) and the US (Cornell University, University of California San Francisco).

Against the rise of non-communicable and chronic diseases, nature can provide a solution. For this reason, RESONATE wants to provide more evidence on the benefits of nature for health and wellbeing and provide the use of nature in this sense. 

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Building individual and community RESilience thrOugh NATurE-based therapies

GreenScape CE

  • 2023

The EU CAP Network workshop ‘Young entrepreneurs – Engines of innovation in rural areas’ took place in Dublin, Ireland, on Wednesday 30 November and Thursday 1 December 2022. Etifor helped coordinate the development of the workshop, choosing the methodologies and supporting their implementation.

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Integrating Nature-based Solutions in the grey infrastructure of cities

Promoting social INNovation to renew multi-level and cross-sector WATER governance

  • 2023

InnWater is a new project that aims to support good water governance and water systems sustainability. Learn more!

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InnWater, a new project to support good water governance and water systems sustainability

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