The Provence Model Forest launched the annual call for woodturners and designers who are passionate about expressing their talent and creativity through this noble material: the cork. The Quercus Suber Competition, which began at the end of 2016, is now at the 2024 edition, and it's an opportunity for amateurs and professionals alike to shine.
A second edition of the Festival of Forest and Forest Fruits was held in Model Forest Istria on the sunny Sunday of 19th November. After last year's edition the Festival was named a “Hit Festival” as it was visited by around 2000 visitors from all the Region of Istria and neighboring city of Rijeka.
Last week, Toni Ventre, on behalf of secretariat of the MMFN, participated in the Sixth Advisory Group and Knowledge-Sharing Event of the Forest and Landscape Restoration Mechanism. The event was held in Rome, at the FAO headquarter.
This summer has been a very exciting period for our Network. Just before the visit of the IMFN’s representative, two new territories formalize the willingness to join the Network by establishing a MF initiative. We are talking about Albania, with the Administrative Unit of Voskopoje, and Lebanon, with the Shouf Biosphere Reserve.
Last week we were in Tartu, Estonia, for the last General Assembly (GA) of the ONEForest project. The project is funded within the H2020 program of the European Commission and involves the Secretariat together with three Model Forest of the Network: Montagne Fiorentine, Provence and Istria.