Euro-Mediterranean Journal for Environmental Integration (a journal of University of Sfax, Tunisia published by Springer) is the official journal of EMCEI. A special Issue from EMCEI-23 will be published in this journal.

All presenting authors will be invited to submit to the special issues. See the full list of our partner journals on Publications.

Euro-Mediterranean Journal for Environmental Integration is indexed in Web of Science and Scopus. It will receive its first Impact Factor in June 2023.

  • Following numerous requests, we inform you that the deadline for submitting short abstracts (max. 350 words) has been extended until: 20 June 2023.
  • We announce that the 5th EMCEI will be rescheduled for 2–5 October 2023 at Rende (Cosenza), Italy
  • Online registration will open on 20 June 2023 and closes on 20 August 2023, whilst the deadline for payment is 31 August 2023.
  • If you have been selected (i.e. short abstract accepted), we will contact you before this deadline to check whether you want to attend the conference in person and present your work to the audience directly or if you would prefer to make your presentation online.
  • You will have until 31 August 2023 (payment deadline) to decide on the type of presentation (in-person or online).
  • Deadline to submit (optional, not mandatory) an extended abstract (max. 5 pages including figures and references) for publication in the proceedings by Springer (indexed in Scopus / SCImago): 10 August 2023.
  • Before doing any trip planning, be sure to check the Travel & Entry Restrictions to Italy.
  • Thank you for your great interest in joining the 5th EMCEI in October!


You can watch the EMCEI videos on our YouTube channel.


  • Proceedings of EMCEI-2017
    Proceedings of EMCEI-2017
    Springer (click here)
    Indexed in Web of Scince
    Indexed in Scopus
    112 citations
  • Proceedings of EMCEI-2019
    Proceedings of EMCEI-2019
    Springer (click here)
    Indexed in Scopus
    51 citations
  • Special Issue of EMCEI-2017
    Special Issue of EMCEI-2017
    Springer (click here)
    Impact Factor = 5.19
  • Proceedings of EMCEI-2019
    Special Issue of EMCEI-2019
    Springer (click here)
    Impact Factor = 5.19
  • Best Papers of EMCEI-2017
    Best Papers of EMCEI-2017
    Springer (click here)
    Indexed in Web of Science (IF soon)
    Indexed in Scopus (CiteScore = 3.0)
  • Best Papers of EMCEI-2019
    Best Papers of EMCEI-2019
    Springer (click here)
    Indexed in Web of Science (IF soon)
    Indexed in Scopus (CiteScore = 3.0)


The proceedings of the 5th EMCEI will be published in Springer ASTI series which is indexed in Scopus and will be made available in the SpringerLink Digital Library (on the EMCEI page at which is directly linked to Research Gate.


The 5th EMCEI scientific committee has agreed with the Editors-in-Chief of several journals (see Publications) to publish high-quality topical collections (special issues) on cross-cutting themes from the earth and environmental sciences.

The journal Open Chemistry (published by De Gruyter) will award €300 to each first author of the two conference papers with the highest scores among all tracks.


Currently, the Euro-Mediterranean region is facing not only significant political, economical, and social challenges, but also an ever-growing environmental degradation that have made environmental and resource protection an increasingly critical issue. These issues have re-energized the debate on the Euro-Mediterranean integration process through concrete cooperative projects in many sectors, especially those concerned with environmental awareness, assessment, and improvement. This integration process is intended to make decision makers from related sectors aware of the importance of integrating environmental considerations into their respective activities. To reach this goal, the development gap between the northern and southern coasts of the Mediterranean should be reduced and new and closer political, economical, social, cultural, and, most importantly, scientific ties between these two shores should be created founded on common concerns.

In this context, and with the specific aim to promote Euro-Mediterranean scientific partnership so as to develop and integrate environmental research and findings into the activities of related sectors in the region, a group of Euro-Mediterranean scientists have recently launched the Euro-Mediterranean Journal for Environmental Integration. This journal (published by Springer and owned by the University of Sfax, Tunisia), which started in 2016, has been now indexed in the Web of Science and Scopus. It offers a scientific platform for presenting and discussing the latest advances in research with a focus on emerging environmental issues and challenges in the region. In particular, this first regional journal from the Euro-Mediterranean, encompassing all disciplines of the earth and environmental sciences, seeks to make societies and decision makers from related sectors aware of the importance of integrating environmental considerations into their respective activities. In this context, the journal provides a scientific forum that promotes the exchange of knowledge and fosters collaborations to improve the consistency of environmental management efforts between the countries of the northern and southern shores of the Mediterranean.


Eduard Suess
To further strengthen Euro-Mediterranean environmental integration, the journal’s editorial office at the University of Sfax (Tunisia) in collaboration with other Euro-Mediterranean universities continues the success of the 1st (EMCEI-2017), 2nd (EMCEI-2019), 3rd (EMCEI-2021) and 4th (EMCEI-2022), and organizes this year the 5th (EMCEI-2023), in close collaboration with University of Calabria (Rende, Italy), Springer (as publishing partner) and several partners in the region. The conference aims to gather new research contributions from all disciplines of earth and environmental sciences by scientists from diverse backgrounds, and thus makes an essential contribution towards ensuring that science and knowledge contribute to the promotion of a more sustainable environment for the Euro-Mediterranean and surrounding regions.



The scientific committee of the 5th EMCEI invites research papers on all cross-cutting themes of the environmental sciences and engineering, with a main focus on the following 13 conference tracks:

  • Track 1. Engineering applications for environmental management
    Chief Editor: Nicolas Roche, France
  • Track 2. Process control, simulations and intensification for environmental management
    Chief Editor: Sudip Chakraborty, Italy
  • Track 3. Ecotoxicology, environmental safety and bioremediation
    Chief Editor: Eric D. van Hullebusch, France
  • Track 4. Biotechnology for environmental management
    Chief Editor: Philippe Michaud, France
  • Track 5. Climate-change-related effects on the environment and ecological systems
    Chief Editor: Elena Xoplaki, Germany
  • Track 6. Natural resources, agriculture and the environment
    Chief Editor: Jesús Rodrigo Comino, Spain
  • Track 7. Smart technologies for environmentally friendly energy production
    Chief Editor: Jaya Narayan Sahu, Germany
  • Track 8. Remote sensing and GIS for environmental monitoring and management
    Chief Editor: Anthony Lehmann, Switzerland
  • Track 9. Environmental impacts of natural hazards and environmental risk assessment
    Chief Editor: Settimio Ferlisi, Italy
  • Track 10. Sustainable management of marine and coastal environments
    Chief Editor: João Miguel Dias, Portugal
  • Track 11. Sustainable management of the urban environment, the indoor and built environment
    Chief Editor: Benigno Sánchez Cabrero, Spain
  • Track 12. Ecosystems and biodiversity conservation
    Chief Editor: Giulia Guerriero, Italy
  • Track 13. Environmental-change-related impacts on human, animal, and ecosystem health
    Chief Editor: Georgios Nikolopoulos, Cyprus
  • Track 14: Other related topics
    Chief Editor: Mohamed Ksibi, Tunisia
  • Special Session: Social and environmental impacts of land use changes in the Amazon
  • MUNA Satellite Event: Conservation and sustainable use of Mediterranean biodiversity