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.
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.
In face of increasing extreme weather events brought by climate change, ResAlliance aims at facilitating knowledge and good practices exchange to increase farmers’ and foresters’ capacity on landscape resilience.
The LIFE ClimatePositive project wants to promote SMART associations and innovative financing for responsible forest management and the enhancement of carbon sinks. The aim is to help small forest managers in finding financing for their activities.
The CROSSDEV project aims to contribute to economic and social development in the Mediterranean by creating sustainable tourism routes that are attractive to cultural and natural resources. The project involves four countries: Italy, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine.
The Nexus approach stems from the realization that water, energy, agriculture and natural ecosystems exhibit strong interlinkages, and that under a traditional sectoral approach, attempting to achieve resource security independently often endangers sustainability and security in one or more of the other sectors.
REXUS is an innovative and experimental project that, through a multitude of approaches, aims to improve the understanding of the Nexus interactions between Water, Energy, Food and Climate (WEFC) as a framework for resource security and sustainable development.
LIFE Legal Wood Closing the Gaps on Illegal Timber Trade
Etifor is a partner of the LIFE “Legal Wood” project: with the support of the EU LIFE Programme, stakeholders in Italy, France, Belgium, Germany, Spain and Netherlands will now get the opportunity to work together to further strengthen the implementation of the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR), due diligence and exchange of information related to the shared aim of stopping illegal timber in supply chains.
Consultancy for the analysis and evaluation of the LIFE e-Natura2000.edu project impacts. The project aims to the promote e-learning experiences and capacity building in support to the Natura 2000 management.
LIFE Brenta 2030, a project funded by the LIFE Nature and Biodiversity Programme of the European Union, aims to promote good governance and innovative funding mechanisms for the conservation of biodiversity and water resources in the Middle-Brenta area.
The project GreenChainSAW4LIFE aims at managing local forest in a innovative, sustainable and shared way, for fighting climatic and enviromental risk such as fire, hydrogeological instability, and loss biodiversity and using/use the wood obtained to producer green energy and biomaterials for benefit of the economy local and nature by implementing an integrated local plan for climate, energy and bioeconomy in the Po, Bronda, and Infernotto Valleys.
The project “COmpetitive REpositioning of WOOD sector” (acronym CORE-WOOD), developed in the context of the Regional Innovative Network “Foresta Oro Veneto”, aims to propose organizational and technological solutions to help reposition, at a competitive level, the entire wood industry in Veneto.
GESTIRE 2020 realizes the strategy that has been developed in the LIFE project GESTIRE. It aims at the improvement of habitats and species conservation, as well as a governance and management enhancement and the spreading of a better awareness on these themes.
MoSVit’s objective is the enhancement of potential and the management of conflicts of wine sector and tourism through governance activities.
The main objective of the IMPRECO project is to improve the effectiveness of the ecosystem services offered by the areas. Strengthening the potential of the protected areas themselves in the conservation of biodiversity and ecosystems through the implementation of a transnational network. IMPRECO – common strategies and best practices to improve the transnational protection of ecosystem integrity and services – takes place within the framework of the European transnational programme INTERREG V-B ADRION
The project promotes the conservation of the Natural Capital through the experimentation of Payments for Environmental Services (PES) in Eastern Lombardy, enhancing the ecological connection of the inland water system Garda-Mino-Oglio.
The European H2020 project INCREDIBLE, boost the promotion and innovation of NWFPs in the Mediterranean through the development and animation of a multi-actor network of networks in order to increase knowledge flows contribute to business discovery, social innovation and the co-design of locally adapted innovative value chains. Etifor works mainly in problem solving and scaling-up through cross-sector fertilization.
The SINCERE project brings together politics, science and action to generate positive impact on forests and related benefits. Etifor is responsible for one of the Innovative Actions that will be developed to increase the value of the natural capital of forests.
Technical assistance for the definition/management of relations, governance, regulations, monitoring protocols, disclosure and training in the context of the Project LIFE2014 – GESTIRE 2020
Consultancy for the analysis of the socio-economic impacts evaluation of the LIFE PRO NET project.
Consorzio di Bonifica Veronese
Economic and financial evaluation of management costs, profits and environmental services of productive poplar mixed species plantations in the North of Italy. The project resulted in 45 km of new tree planting and 30 hectares of new tested productive forests.
The project aims to improve the quality of the tourist destination in the areas between northeastern Italy and Austria. The GoToNATURE team will develop tourism products that enhance lesser-known natural and cultural resources by involving local citizens.
Etifor participates in AlpES, a project designed for supporting the valorisation of alpine ecosystems, by carrying our participatory activities in the territory of the Alto Bellunese. The activities, carried out on behalf of the Veneto Region and in collaboration with the LAG Alto Bellunese and the University of Padova, aim at finding innovative management approaches of forest lands, through new products and services, including tourism and recreational activities.
ECOSTAR is a hub and accelerator that, through networking and training activities, links together the academic and business worlds, and promotes the founding and acceleration of new entrepreneurial initiatives, which aim at having a positive impact on the environment and society. The initiative is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Program of the European Union, and by private investors.
GESTIRE is an experimental project co-funded by the European Commission under the LIFE+ Program for the conservation of biodiversity in Lombardy. The aim of the initiative is to define a long-term plan for the management and conservation of sites, habitats and species within the Natura 2000 Regional Network.