International Networks with MED Representation

UNIMED: Mediterranean Universities Union

UNIMED aim is to develop university research and education in the EuroMediterranean area in order to contribute to scientific, cultural, social and economic cooperation.
This network has 140 members of 23 countries in both Mediterranean shores.

Responsible Researcher at MED

Teresa Pinto Correia

“Food and Water” UNIMED sub-network

Launched after a University of Évora initiative, the aim of this Subnetwork is to support the economic and social cohesion in the Euro-Mediterranean region, in order to promote on the one side cross-border, transnational and interregional cooperation and, on the other side, local sustainable development related to water and food.
This Subnetwork has 40 members from 15 countries.

Responsible Researchers at MED

Marta Laranjo; Teresa Pinto Correia ; Gottlieb Basch


RIBOLIVA was created in order to coordinate teaching activities at the level of postgraduate, research, technological development, transfer of results and innovation management related to olive groves and olive oils. Has 6 members of 6 Ibero-american countries.

Responsible Researcher at MED

Raquel Garcia

EURAGRI: European Agricultural Research Initiative

EURAGRI is a consortium of the leading European public research and innovation organizations working in the agriculture, food, forestry and marine sectors. It provides a forum and a network for discussion and reflection on strategic research and innovation themes. This network has 20 members of different European countries.

Responsible Researcher at MED

Gottlieb Basch

Global Network on Silvopastoral Systems

The Global Network on Silvopastoral Systems has the purpose to promote the strengthening and scaling up of SPS worldwide by creating a platform to facilitate the exchange of knowledge, best practices, and experiences related to the integration of livestock with trees and forests. This network has 107 members of 29 countries worldwide.

Responsible Researchers at MED

Elvira Sales Baptista; Isabel Ferraz de Oliveira;

FABRE – TP: Farm Animal Breeding and Reproduction Technology Platform

FABRE TP is a platform of breeding and reproduction organizations and knowledge institutes, with members located across Europe. It provides a framework for stakeholders to define research priorities and action plans for the farm animal and reproduction sector in order to achieve EU growth, competitiveness and sustainability through major research and technological advances in the medium and long term.

Responsible Researcher at MED

Rui Charneca

Rede ECOGRAM (Programa Cyted) – Red Iberoamericana para la Mejora Productiva de Sistemas Silvopastorales Mediante la Utilización de Sistemas Ciberfísicos

EcoGram is a CYTED network of 11 countries concerned with innovating management practices of silvopastoral systems and extensive livestock farming based on Information and Communications Technologies, namely a mobile app where the received images will be analyzed and linked  to biophysical variables.

Responsible Researcher at MED

Elvira Sales Baptista

HUB4AGRI – Digital Innovation Hub for Agriculture

The Digital Innovation HUB for Agriculture in Portugal (HUB4AGRI), is an initiative based on a multisectoral cooperation network, which aims to promote the sustainability and competitiveness of companies in the agrifood value chain, through digitization and digital transformation, making available to all enterprises the necessary tools and services.

Responsible Researcher at MED

Fátima Baptista

SYSTEMIC – Knowledge Hub in Food Nutrition and Security

The aim of the SYSTEMIC project is to implement adaptive strategies for sustainable food production, consumption and public health, addressing the diverse impact of climate change on the nutritional quality and composition of food and the consequent perception and behaviour of the consumer, defining standards to achieve food and nutritional safety. The project aims to address the challenges of climate change impacts on food systems and encourage healthy and environmentally sustainable diets.

Responsible Researcher at MED

Elsa Lamy

IUFRO – International Union of Forest Research Organizations

IUFRO is a global network of voluntary cooperation related to forestry and forest products research, which aims to contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations. It was established in 1892 as a global, non-profit, non-governmental and non-discriminatory organization, with its headquarters in Vienna, Austria. It includes about 650 member organizations from 120 countries, representing more than 15,000 researchers. It is organized into 9 divisions and more than 50 research groups.
MED has been a member of IUFRO since 2022.

Responsible Researcher at MED

Ana Cristina Gonçalves

FONCIMED: a land research and exchange network in the Mediterranean

The FONCIMED network stems from a strong will of Mediterranean researchers and practitioners working on the land question or being confronted with this question within the framework of their activities. Without particular institutionalization, it is jointly coordinated by researchers from INRAE-ACT (SAD). This network pursues three main objectives: (1) To be a place for exchanging knowledge on the themes of land governance and the use of natural resources; (2) To be a way of contextualizing the disciplinary approaches or results of the members of the network; (3)To be a place for monitoring emerging social or institutional developments in the territories and capable of influencing their dynamics in the medium term.

The FONCIMED network integrates a wide variety of institutions from countries around the Mediterranean, such as Portugal, Albania, Algeria, Spain, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Morocco, Romania, Tunisia, and Turkey. It is a place to scientifically enhance this diversity, without a priori constraints or limits.

At the thematic level, it focuses its analysis on land governance and the uses of natural resources at diversified scales of analysis: i.e. the study of the uses of soil and water, as well as the management institutional of these uses, with regard to the changes induced on natural resources (taken in the broad sense).

Responsible Researcher at MED

Teresa Pinto Correia