CILIFO celebrates Spain’s National Day

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:

  1. To strengthen and unite cooperation, working procedures and training between the Forest Fire Prevention and Extinction mechanisms in the area of cooperation.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.