European Projects


FIREPOCTEP+ (0139_FIREPOCTEP_MAS_6_E) Large wildfire resilient landscape: emergency response, improving interoperability and operational and social capacity building in the face of climate change

Led by the University of Vigo, FIREPOCTEP+ is the vital evolution of the successful @POCTEP-funded FIREPOCTEP and aims to strengthen forest fire prevention and suppression systems in the cross-border region between Spain and Portugal known as La Raya. The new project design seeks to deepen the work of its predecessor and broaden the results through greater inclusion of the rural population and the development of connected governance protocols.

75% co-financed by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) under the Interreg VI-A Spain-Portugal Cross-Border Cooperation Program 2021-2027 (POCTEP).


Universidad de Vigo (Principal Beneficiary)
Andalucía Environment and Water Agency (Junta de Andalucía)
University of Évora
Coimbra Region Intermunicipal Community
Diputación de Ávila
University of Extremadura
Alto Minho Intermunicipal Community
University of Huelva
University of Córdoba
Fundación Empresa-Universidad Gallega (FEUGA)
Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Technology Center Foundation
Finnova Foundation
Algarve Intermunicipal Community
Algarve Regional Coordination and Development Commission (CCDR Algarve)
National Emergency and Civil Protection Authority


Interreg Poctep




Cross-border forest fire prevention, suppression and recovery (Spain Portugal)


Directorate General of Forestry Policy and Biodiversity (Junta de Andalucía)
General Directorate for the Defense of the Forest (Xunta de Galicia)

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