On Nov. 25th, 2021, OFIDIA2 took part in the 6th European Forest Week (November 22–28, 2021) on The Future of Forests, that aims to share the initiatives in place to prevent and manage Great Forest Fires in Europe.
First celebrated in 2008, the European Forest Week provides a unique opportunity to increase the forest sector’s visibility and to influence pan-European and global discussions related to forests. The week is jointly organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).
In 2021, the European Forest Week was celebrated in conjunction with Foresta2021, the Joint Session of the UNECE Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry (COFFI), and the FAO European Forestry Commission (EFC).
OFDIA2 was selected to participate in a side event called Great forest fires of the 21st century – European cooperation to prevent them, organized by Fundación Empresa-Universidad Gallega (FEUGA) on behalf of the FIREPOCTEP project, funded by the Interreg VA Spain-Portugal Cross-Border Cooperation Program – Interreg POCTEP (2014-2020), which promotes cross-border cooperation projects with the support of the European Union.
The event took place on November 25th from 13:15 to 14:45 CET, and each participant was given about 15 min to give a presentation plus time for questions. OFIDIA2 presentation was included in a round table titled New approaches in forest management to prevent Great Forest Fires, and it was an occasion to explain the main objectives and achievements of the project, along with the solutions it has managed to come up with to prevent wildfires in the Italy-Greece cross-border area.