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PROTECT - An integrated European model to protect mediterranean forests from fire

The Project

PROTECT – An Integrated European Model to Protect the MEDiterranean Forests from Fire – is a project, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), in the framework of the MED Programme, (an EU transnational cooperation programme among the “Territorial Cooperation objective” of the EU Cohesion Policy).

The project comes from the necessity to wide spread, through an approach shared at transnational level, an integrated model for the prevention of forest fire with a focus on the protection of the environment and the promotion of a sustainable territorial development.

The Province of Macerata is the lead partner of the project which include 8 other partners:

  • 5 territorial partners from Spain, Greece, Croatia, Portugal, Cyprus and
  • 3 universities from Italy, Portugal and France.

The involvement of such authorities coming from different geographic areas, where forest fire is a common and frequent phenomenon, and concerned with diversified scientific fields, is due to the need of specific knowledge and expertise in fields related to the project PROTECT.

The Final European Dissemination Conference

The Final European Dissemination Conference of the Project PROTECT was held in Brussels on Wednesday 10th October, at the Square Meeting Centre.

The Conference, organised by the Province of Macerata, was not only aimed at presenting the actions carried out in the last phase of the Project but it gave the opportunity to stress the importance of a concrete, sensible, rational and transnational capitalization activity.

New initiative: “Adopt a Tree”

At the end of the Project PROTECT- An Integrated model to Protect Mediterranean Forest from Fire, during the Final European Conference, the Province of Macerata in collaboration with the Agricultural High School “G. Garibaldi” of Macerata, launched the new initiative: “Adopt a Tree”. All the participant to the above mentioned conference received an “Adoption certificate” that correspond to a new planted tree. Such initiative has the objective to promote the reforestation of the territories and to deter the production of less useful gadget in the framework of communication activities for European projects.

Final European Dissemination Conference

Wednesday 10 October 2012 – Square (Brussels Meeting Center), Brussels

The Province of Macerata has the pleasure to announce the – Final European Dissemination Conference of the Project- PROTECT – which will take place at the Square (Brussels) on 10th October 2012.

The project comes from the necessity to wide spread, through an approach shared at transnational level, an integrated model for the prevention of forest fire with a focus on the protection of the environment and the promotion of a sustainable territorial development.

Province of Macerata Provincial Government of Malaga National Forest Authority Department of Forest University of Camerino University of Algarve Region of Istria Region of Peloponnese