The Centre-of-Excellence in Risk and Decision Sciences of the European University Cyprus, is the Cypriot Partner of the project “ResAlliance – Landscape Resilience Knowledge-Alliance for Agriculture and Forestry in the Mediterranean Basin“, which is funded by the European Commission (Grant no. 101086600) via Horizon Europe (HEU), and more particularly within the Destination of “Innovative governance, environmental observations and digital solutions in support of the Green Deal” of HEU’s Cluster-6 on “Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment”.
The ResAlliance Consortium is Coordinated by EFI – European Forest Institute, and comprises a pan-European Consortium, with strong Euro-Mediterranean emphasis.
ResAlliance’s “LandNet” is a Mediterranean alliance on landscape resilience for forestry and agriculture. By engaging and training farmers, foresters, and other key stakeholders, the LandNet will continuously identify new cooperation and networks to improve and increase knowledge and good practices, also delivering an extensive range of easy-to-access material. Through the LandNet, ResAlliance will engage and train farmers, foresters and other key stakeholders for knowledge transfer of managerial, technological, financial or governance solutions.
In 5 selected Mediterranean regions (Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece, Cyprus), ResAlliance implements the “LandLabs“, as a tool to support knowledge transfer and activate regional landscape resilience solutions. Landlabs are context specific knowledge transfer and engagement programs for farmers and foresters in the selected regions that represent important areas for climate change impacts.
CERIDES is leading the Cyprus LandLab, and on 3rd October 2023, we organized the local National-Launch-Event!!! The Launch-Event, as well as all of CERIDES’ activities in ResAlliance, have been placed under the kind Auspices of the Hounourable Commissioner for the Environment of the Republic of Cyprus; Dr. Maria Panagiotou.
The CERIDES-team, comprising of CERIDES-Director Prof. George Boustras, as the PI, of CERIDES Research-&-Strategy Manager Mr. Pierantonios Papazoglou, and Research Associate Mr. Matthieu Jost, conducted a highly participatory workshop in “Wold Cafe” style, supported by both traditional workshop methods and materials and by an innovative live platform.
The Launch Event of the Cyprus LandLab was a great success, with All Participant Stakeholders noting the usefulness of the participatory and interactive methods, as well as pledging their interest for future steps in defining good and sustainable practices towards the ResAlliance scope!