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European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations

Mediterranean Forest Fire Fighting Training Standardisation (MEFISTO)

Area of activity/subject: Forest fires

Summary of the project: Forest fires are civil protection events that yearly affect several EU countries, mainly in the Mediterranean area. In the last decades, the needs of a coordination and collaboration improvement on forest fire response capacity at EU level has increased. MEFISTO project aims to raise preparedness level through an efficient network of Mediterranean stakeholders. This project aims to increase interoperability between Mediterranean training centres, allowing international cooperation against disasters related with forest fires. It also aims to define training programmes with specific sessions on the organization, protocols and procedures applied in the neighbouring countries to improve the effectiveness on cross-border fire-fighting, especially in case of big fires, and to allow an easy and safe transfer of human and material facilities from a Country to another.


Organisation UNIFI

Università degli Studi di Firenze - Dipartimento di Gestione dei Sistemi Agrari, Alimentari e forestali
Via San Bonaventura 13
50145, Firenze

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Project coordinators

Presentation at the kick off meeting.