12.10.2020. Spain’s National Day is celebrated every year on 12 October and symbolises the historic event in which Spain, on the verge of completing a process of state-building, begins a period of linguistic and cultural projection beyond European borders.
The Iberian Centre for Research and the Fight against Forest Fires (CILIFO) is celebrating it by committing itself to a cross-border cooperation area of the Euroregion Alentejo-Algarve-Andalusia by promoting measures in the prevention and extinction of forest fires in an area of cooperation.
With a duration of three years (2019 to 2021), CILIFO aims, through the results of its activities, to become a permanent centre for the promotion and development of training, awareness, development and innovation, and inter-regional cooperation in the fight against forest fires.
Its objectives are:
- To strengthen and unite cooperation, working procedures and training between the Forest Fire Prevention and Extinction mechanisms in the area of cooperation.
- To promote the creation of lasting and quality employment in the area; to reduce the economic cost of fires by creating a rural economy linked to the landscape.
- To improve the response capacity to forest fires of the administrations and authorities involved in fighting them in the three participating regions.
CILIFO is being developed thanks to the collaboration of a public-private partnership composed of public research bodies, non-profit-making public interest entities and public administrations, all with the common objective of fighting forest fires.