Personnel / Bioéconomie, santé et gouvernance
Górriz Mifsud, Elena
973 48 1752 ()

PhD of the Universities of Lleida and Padua, Forest Engineer from the Polytechnic University of Valencia

Master's Degree in Economics from the University of Barcelona.

She has also studied Freiburg. She completed his final degree project in Argentina and practices in Finland.

In 2008 she started working at EFIMED managing projects, communication and training.

Since 2009 she has participated in projects related to the forestry economy, and has worked for some periods in the CTFC.

Her main lines of research are the analysis of socioeconomic instruments for rural development and bioeconomics:

  • Design and implementation of sustainable economic instruments for environmental externalities (paying special attention to Payments for Environmental Services);
  • Social capital for cooperation in the management and use of forests (social innovation, associationism);
  • Forest ecosystem services offer (costs, motivations for forest management); i
  • Chains of value in non-wood forest products (economic analysis and governance).

Górriz-Mifsud E, Ameztegui A, González JR, Trasobares A. 2022. Climate-smart forestry case study: Spain. In: Hetemäki et al (Eds) Forest Bioeconomy and Climate Change. Springer. Pp. 211-228.

Rodríguez Fernández-Blanco C, Górriz-Mifsud E, Prokofieva I, Muys B, Parra Novoa C. 2022. Blazing the trail: Social innovation supporting wildfire-resilient territories in Catalonia (Spain). Forest Policy and Economics 138: 102719

Marini Govigli V, Rois, M, Den Herder M, Tuomasjukka D, Górriz-Mifsud, E. 2022. The green side of social innovation: using Sustainable Development Goals to classify environmental impacts of rural grassroots initiatives. Environmental Policy and Governance.

Rovira M, Garay Ll, Górriz-Mifsud E, Bonet JA. 2022. Territorial marketing based on Non-Wood Forest Products (NWFPs) to enhance sustainable tourism in rural areas: a literature review. Forests 13 (8) 1231;

Ravazzoli, E.; Dalla Torre, C.; Da Re, R.; Marini Govigli, V.; Secco, L.; Górriz-Mifsud, E.; Pisani, E.; Barlagne, C.; Baselice, A.; Bengoumi, M.; Dijskhoorn-Dekker, M.; Labidi, A.; Lopolito, A.; Melnykovych, M.; Perlik, M.; Polman, N.; Sarkki, S.; Vassilopoulos, A.; Koundouri, P.; Miller, D.; Streifeneder, T.; Nijnik, M. Can Social Innovation Make a Change in European and Mediterranean Marginalized Areas? Social Innovation Impact Assessment in Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, and Rural Development. Sustainability  2021, 13, 1823.


Sarkki, S.; Dalla Torre, C.; Fransala, J.; Zivojinović, I.; Ludvig, A.; Górriz-Mifsud, E.; Melnykovych, M.; Sfeir, P.R.; Arbia, L.; Bengoumi, M.; Chorti, H.; Gramm, V.; López Marco, L.; Ravazzoli, E.; Nijnik, M. Reconstructive Social Innovation Cycles in Women-Led Initiatives in Rural Areas. Sustainability 2021, 13, 1231.


Marini Govigli, V., Alkhaled, S., Arnesen, T., Barlagne C., Bjerck M., Burlando, C., Melnykovych , M., Rodríguez Fernandez-Blanco, C:, Sfeir, P., Górriz-Mifsud, E. 2020. Testing a framework to co-construct social innovation actions. Insights from seven marginalized rural areas. Sustainability 12(4).