"After the Master I had a five month traineeship at the Confederation of European Forest Owners (CEPF) in Brussels (focusing on Mediterranean forest policy / in being selected the MEDfOR MSc played a key role). Currently I'm completing a PhD in Forest Economics at the University of Padova and I'm working as Project Officer for ETIFOR a spin-off company of the University of Padova." 23/11/2018
"Since I finished my master for more than one year now, I did two internship; one with World Wide Fund (WWF) and one with Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO); Subregional Office for North Africa. I also worked for three month with an NGO in Tunisia." 9/11/2015
"Since i finished my master degree 4 years ago, i had different work experiences.Now, I am working with GIZ (La Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH) on a project entitled « Migration for development » for almost two year. My experience with the Medfor master is still very beneficial for me in a personnal and professionnal way." 19/04/2019
"I am enrolled in the PhD programme in the University of Padova for 2014-2017. My research topic is "Policy reforms and institutional changes in forestry: evidences on State Forest Enterprises in selected European countries" 04/11/2015
"Forest Engineering in a public environmental company here in Spain. Particularly in the field of forest restoration. I am also working as a consultant for an american company in the field of renewable energy and the social and environmental integration of solar projects. In recent years I have been involved in research projects under European programmes and I have gained experience as a project manager with the TreeWatt team, focused on sustainability of renewable energy projects and in VAERSA by coordinating the LIFE project TECMINE." 15/07/2019
"This master programme has given me the opportunity to bring improvements in my skills (both hard and soft). It has given me a chance to represent the course at General Assembly of Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association (EMA) back in 2014. For which I am indebted to my cohort fellows. The first year of stay in Spain was one of my greatest time and will remain in my memory forever." 04/11/2015
"The MEDFOR Program provided a great chance for me as a person, and as a researcher. It gave me the opportunity to develop my experience, to learn a lot and more importantly to be exposed to different education systems, different aspects for addressing all the issues and problems. After finishing the program we were richer, with information, experience, connections and even with cultures. I can honestly say that this program has giving me a lot of opportunities to build my future. My master thesis was with the title: Monitoring two REINFFORCE Network Arboreta, Adaptation to Climate Change and Biotic Factors." 28/10/2015
"Right now I'm working within FSC Italy, the Italian Office of an International Organization, the Forest Stewardship Council (https://ic.fsc.org/). The core issue of FSC is to promote the Responsible Forest Management. In relation to the MEDFOR experience, personally it was a great opportunity to meet new people, especially for those students coming from very far away. With some of them I'm still in contact and I'm planning to visit them. Regarding the professional point of view, I've learnt how to manage forests from different perspectives, including the socio-economic and environmental aspects.Another issue is the exchange of opinion, influences, and time within my fellows, and that was really great and helpful time (especially during the period in Lleida)." 17/07/2015
"Now I'm involved in International company the Regional Environmental Center, Country office Macedonia.
MEDfOR program add to my experience a technical knowledge of Med. environmental issues and intrigue me to pursue heading to the 'environmental side' in my professional development.
Worth mentioning, all the people I have meet, hopefully we will meet once again and stay good colleagues in our future." 27/09/2015
"Two years of the experience of living and studying in different countries was obviously interesting and challenging, but the most amazing things that exceeded of my expectation were the people I met when i lived in Padova, Porto, and even all of our 1st MEDFOR classmates when we studied in Winter School in Spain. We had so many great memories together and i was so thankful that i have so many photos to remind me of the best time of my life! Erasmus Mundus program changed my life, giving me a chance to build personal belief, make me to be social and cultural integrated, and improve my communication skills and professional knowledge. It was really an unique and rewarding experience of my life!" 27/11/2015
“As an alumnus: I asked Professor Felipe Bravo in the winter school of first batch in 2013, how they, as guardians, would contribute to our future career. Professor’s answer was a bit straightforward, which disappointed me at the beginning. “We don’t provide you anything directly”, said Mr. Bravo. But, “You need to find your own way, we just prepare you”, encouraged the professor. At the moment, I thank professor Bravo, and all the faculties related to the program. They prepared us well. I now am doing a PhD in crop science specializing in entomology. In my application letter to MEDfOR, like everybody did, I had to write why I choose University of Padova. Honestly, I chose that university for a special course, Insect Ecology. Secretariat benevolently issued me that university. In that special course, I met the professor who I am working with right now. I started my master thesis with him, and the PhD project I am conducting follows the same topic. I really have started a new journey in life with what I like to do. And, it has become possible mostly because of the brains working behind MEDfOR. So dears, it needs courage, hope and preparation. That's all set for a new beginning." 2015.
"MEDfor was my first experience to study abroad in a multicultural environment. I get an opportunity to interact with people from different nationalities and know about their culture. I will always remember the love and care of my teachers from MEDfOR." 26/11/2015