Forest fire protection in Rural Areas

Leader: Pyrénées-Orientales Departmental Council

Partners: Gard Departmental Council, Tarragona Provincial Council, Barcelona Provincial Council, Haute Corse Departmental Council, Seville Provincial Council, Seville Provincial Council, Girona Provincial Council. 

Associated partners: Nuoro Province

Period: 2014-2015

Total budget: 61.000€

Co-funding (Latin Arc): 14.000 euros  

Contact: Barbara Cugusi /



Dinamisation and protection of Mediterranean rural areas from forest fires 


Project Description

The Latin Arc region is experiencing profound transformations (such as climate change) that are evolving rapidly. These exert a great deal of pressure on forests and woods, which are rendered more vulnerable. Mayors in small rural municipalities – which often lack the proper economic resources – are confronted with the risks derived from forest fires.

Despite the fact that regulatory measures on spatial planning do take into account the specific features of our territories, they only provide partial solutions. Hence, this project has been devised to better identify this specific feature and to address the urgency of this situation.


The project seeks to contribute to a sustainable and balanced development of the Mediterranean region with a special focus on rural municipalities that are under threat of forest fires.


1) The elaboration of a study including the following aspects:

- The existing fire prevention and protection tools and resources at local scale across the Latin Arc such as the available technical and economic resources, governance, risk-rating systems and dinamisation and coordination strategies.

-  To identify and analyse areas under threat of forest fire.

- To inform, draw up recommendations and mobilise European stances with the goal of improving the situation of these territories in forest fire prevention.

2) Common technical and strategic recommendations among partners (monitoring tools and lobbying actions).


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