Dissecting risk to prevent extreme wildfires

A unified European response to an increasing hazard

Dissecting risk to prevent extreme wildfires

A unified European response to an increasing hazard

FirEUrisk multi-perspective strategy

A novel approach to build resilient communities towards wildfires

A growing threat

Nearly a third of global landmass experiences wildfires. Fires are increasingly common in new areas, but are also more severe and frequent in areas where they have occurred for thousands of years.

An insufficient response

Current wildfire management strategies don’t often consider the societal factors that affect the risk of wildfires. Emphasis is put more on suppressing fires than preventing them, resulting in expensive suppression operations and controversial policies.

An integrated solution

FirEUrisk includes the socioeconomic context that surrounds wildfire risk into the assessment of the vulnerability of communities as well as into new strategies to reduce the risk and adapt areas to the coming climate conditions.

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FirEUrisk multi-perspective strategy

A novel approach to build resilient communities towards wildfires

A growing threat

Nearly a third of global landmass experiences wildfires. Fires are increasingly common in new areas, but are also more severe and frequent in areas where they have occurred for thousands of years.

An insufficient response

Current wildfire management strategies don’t often consider the societal factors that affect the risk of wildfires. Emphasis is put more on suppressing fires than preventing them, resulting in expensive suppression operations and controversial policies.

An integrated solution

FirEUrisk includes the socioeconomic context that surrounds wildfire risk into the assessment of the vulnerability of communities as well as into new strategies to reduce the risk and adapt areas to the coming climate conditions.

project

From models to reality

We will test the strategies in real scenarios and real communities

Fire risk varies between communities and countries. That is why we will design and check FirEUrisk solutions on various scales: in the whole European continent, but also in specific regions and locations in Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern Europe.

approach

From models to reality

We will test the strategies in real scenarios and real communities

Fire risk varies between communities and countries. That is why we will design and check FirEUrisk solutions on various scales: in the whole European continent, but also in specific regions and locations in Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern Europe.

approach

Meet the partners

A 360º overview of wildfire risk and management

From the field to the office, our consortium gathers 38 partners including research institutions, policy-makers, forest and fire managers, civil protection and weather services, companies and NGOs.

consortium

Meet the partners

A 360º overview of wildfire risk and management

From the field to the office, our consortium gathers 38 partners including research institutions, policy-makers, forest and fire managers, civil protection and weather services, companies and NGOs.

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