The activities at this Study Hub showcased, in areas also used by other EU projects, IFM strategies that have been conducted in Catalonia since the early 2000s. It hosted the first in-person consrotium-wide meetings and realised visits to different sites across Catalonia with interest in different IFM practices and their impacts, biodiversity conservation, strategic planning, fire uses adapted to Mediterranean ecosystems, local community engagement, and rural economies.

Afterwards, some attendees travelled to Montpellier to participate in a workshop on IFM in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Dates, 2023: 26th – 28th April, Girona; 2th – 5th and 8th May, Solsona; 10th – 11th May, Montpellier, France. 

programME 2023


Pere Pons and his team, Animal Biology Lab and BioLand, Departament de Ciències Ambientals, Universitat de Girona (UdG) 


  • Welcome to participants to the Spain Study Hub.
  • Workshop on assessment of burned areas. By Marina Palmero and Elena Puigdemasa.
  • Field trips to Montgrí and Cap de Creus Natural Parks. More information on the field trips here.

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Pere Casals and Míriam Piqué, Programa de Gestión Forestal Multifuncional, Centre de Ciència i Tecnologia Forestal de Catalunya (CTFC)


  • Networking
  • Working sessions of each work package
  • Management of secondments
  • Presentation of coming activities at the other Study Hubs.
  • Experience-exchange session with fire managers from Latin America.  
  • Field trips to Santa Coloma de Queralt and Llobera. Detailed information here
  • Open day, with presentations by FIRE-ADAPT partners and representatives of other European projects, followed by round tables.

Speakers from FIRE-ADAPT on the open day

Lena VilaCentre de Ciència i Tecnologia Forestal de Catalunya (CTFC), Spain: “Integrated fire management experiences in Catalonia”

Bachisio ArcaConsiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche – Istituto per la BioEconomia, Italy: “Cooperation between research institutions and public agencies for the design and implementation of an integrated wildfire management strategy”

Rachel Carmenta, University of East Anglia (UEA), United Kingdom: “Fire(s) in the context of extractive reserves in the Brazilian Amazon”

Imma Oliveras Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), France: “Research on the impacts of fire in tropical ecosystem functioning: a lens in carbon dynamics and biodiversity”

Francisco DíazProtección Civil y Gestión de Riesgos de la Provincia de Santa Fe, Argentina: “Interministerial programme for prevention and extinction of wildfires in natural environments of the Santa Fe government as an example of IFM” 

Cesar RoblesComisión Nacional Forestal (CONAFOR), Mexico: “Programme for fire management in Mexico”

Rodrigo FalleiroInstituto Brasileiro do Meio Ambiente e dos Recursos Naturais Renováveis (IBAMA), Brazil – “Implementation of management with prescribed burning in Brazil: the challenge of integrating public management, scientific research and traditional practices”

Verónica Ibarnegara and Carlos PintoFundación Amigos de la Naturaleza (FAN), Bolivia: “Community-based fire management: integrating people, knowledge, and good practices towards fire and climate resilience in Bolivia” 

Speakers from other European projects

Pau BrunetFIRE-RES project, Centre de Ciència i Tecnologia Forestal de Catalunya (CTFC), Spain: “FIRE-RES overview”

Asier LarrañagaFIRE-RES project (operational perspective), Bombers de la Generalitat de Catalunya, Spain: “FIRE-RES fire management perspective”

Josep Maria EspeltawildE project, Centre de Recerca Ecològica i d’Aplicacions Forestals (CREAF), Spain: “The wildE project: Reconciliating climate-smart rewilding and wildfire risk management”

Adrián RegosFirESmart project, Centre de Ciència i Tecnologia Forestal de Catalunya (CTFC), Spain: “Nature-based solutions to wildfires in abandoned landscapes of NW Iberia: Insights from the FirESmart project”

Eduard PlanaFirelogue project, Centre de Ciència i Tecnologia Forestal de Catalunya (CTFC), Spain: “Addressing equity and justice in integrated wildfire risk management”

Fermín AlcasenaFirEUriskUniversitat de Lleida (UdL), Spain: “Dissecting risk to prevent extreme wildfires”

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Bibiana Bilbao, Cobra Collective CIC


Workshop “Fire Enlightenment: emerging paradigms for integrated fire management policies in Latin America and the Caribbean fuelled by
biocultural diversities”.

See programme.

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