„Adriatic Model Forest final conference“ – project outputs and results achieved During two days, 3rd till 5th March, a Final conference AMF was held in Split, a town of the headquarter of the Institute for Adriatic crops and karst reclamation, a main responsible partner for the pilot site creation in Dalmatia. At the final conference were present representatives of the International Model Forest Network Secretariat Nicolas Duval Mace and Miguel Segur, a president of the Mediterranean Model Forest Network. Present were all AMF partners and stakeholders of the Dalmatian Model Forest, from the both sides Split-Dalmatian and Sibenik-Knin County. Final conference was an occasion for the AMF partners to present their final Implementation plan documents. Implementation plan that is done for each partner site should be used in the future for the creation of the Model forest taking into account recommended landscape features, partnerships involved, sustainability challenges addressed and programme of activities proposed. Riccardo Castellini presented the main outputs and results of the AMF project. All the outputs and results from the Application form are finalised and achieved. It was presented a final draft of the Strategic plan of the Dalmatian Model Forest. Participants of the conference had a chance to hear all the recommendations for the improvements and advices how to continue with the creation of the Model Forest, by the Miguel Segur from the MMFNS. A good example of already functional Model Forest “River Mirna Basin” was presented; with its steps for the formation of the association and projects implemented in a last year. Future EU funding opportunities were presented. Project RUCOM applied at the programme Horizon 2020 is involving Model forest territories and research institutions, public authorities of the area with an objective to initiate social innovation projects. Miguel Segur claimed that it will be very hard to use European Aid funds to develop a new Model forest. European Commission is now, after 3 funded projects about the model forest creation, interested in using the existing MF’s in policy making, market regulations, etc. It is concluded that signing of the Memorandum of understanding is the most important result for the Pilot site in Dalmatia. If Sibenik-Knin County and a Split-Dalmatia County will sign such a document for the full membership in the IMFN a local process will gain political support and International recognition. IMFN/MMFN will provide support to AMF partners from Dalmatia to have fruitful continuation of the process. Project is found to be a successful story of the consolidation of the Mediterranean Model Forest Network to the South East Europe and Balkans region. The ground is prepared for several new Model Forests that could grow after the end of the project. Dalmatian Model Forest partnership is ready to create an association.