Project info

Funding programme: Horizon 2020 – Green Deal project
Duration: 1 December 2021 – 30 November 2025
Coordinator: Consorci Centre De Ciencia I Tecnologia Forestal De Catalunya – CTFC (Spain)


Innovative technologies & socio-ecological-economic solutions for fire resilient territories in Europe

FIRE-RES (Innovative technologies & socio-ecological-economic solutions for fire resilient territories in Europe) aims to increase the resilience of European landscapes in the face of extreme wildfire events, which have increased in frequency and intensity in a context of climate change. FIRE-RES is one of the Horizon2020 projects funded to support the Green Deal objectives.

To this end, FIRE-RES conducts research on the different phases of fires management, from prevention to restoration and adaptation, though 34 innovative actions. These will be developed in close collaboration with fire management stakeholders and tested in the project’s 11 Living Labs.

The partnership consists of 35 partners from current and future fire prone regions. The consortium includes universities, foresters and forestry associations, firefighters, regional and local authorities dealing with forest fires and organisations able to provide technological solutions. Euromontana is Leader of the Work Package on Communication, Dissemination and Stakeholder Engagement.

Expected impact

In the coming years, FIRE-RES will contribute to a better understanding of fire behaviour, fire management, fire resilient landscapes and fire governance. The research carried out by the partners and the innovations developed will contribute to the development and implementation of an integrated fire management approach that takes into account the different phases of wildfires, namely prevention and preparedness, detection and response, and adaptation and restoration.

Ultimately, the project will contribute to making European forests more resilient to forest fires. FIRE-RES will also contribute to achieving some of the European Union’s objectives for 2030, such as making 50% of Natura 2000 protected areas fire resilient, reducing the number of accidental fires by 50% or reducing emissions from forest fires by 55%.


Consorci Centre De Ciencia I Tecnologia Forestal De Catalunya (coordinator)
Instituto Superior De Agronomia
European Forest Institute
Tecnosylva Sl
Departament D’interior – Generalitat De Catalunya
Panepistimio Aigaiou
Forestwise, Association for the Colaboratory Laboratory for Integrated Management of Forests and Fire
Institut National de Recherche pour L’agriculture, L’alimentation et L’environnement
Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique (CRNS)
The International Emergency Management Society Aisbl
Instituto Sistemas Complejos De Ingenieria
Escola Nacional De Bombeiros
Wageningen University
Agenzia Forestale Regionale per Losviluppo del Territorio e dell Ambiente Della Sardegna
Teknologian Tutkimuskeskus Vtt Oy
Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior Deinvestigaciones Cientificas
Ethniko Asteroskopeio Athinon

Mitiga Solutions Sl
Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche
Nibio – Norsk Institutt For Biookonomi
Meteogroup Nederland Bv
Centro per La Cooperazione Internazionale
Institut Cartografic I Geologic de Catalunya
Institut Europeen de La Foret Cultivee
Corporacion Nacional Forestal
Inesc Tec – Instituto De Engenhariade Sistemas E Computadores, Tecnologia E Ciencia
Conselleria Do Medio Rural – Xunta De Galicia
Spire Global Luxembourg Sarl
University Of Forestry
Airbus Ds Geo Sgsa
Universita Degli Studi di Padova
Autoridade Nacional de Emergencia Eprotecao Civil
Viceconsejeria de Lucha Contra el Cambio Climatico. Gobierno De Canarias
Corporacion Chilena De La Madera A.G