10.06.2020. Portugal Day is celebrated every year on 10 June. The Iberian Centre for Research and Fight against Forest Fires (CILIFO) celebrates it by betting on a cross-border cooperation area of the Euroregion Alentejo-Algarve-Andalusia with the promotion of measures in the prevention and extinction of forest fires in the cooperation area.
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 interregional cooperation in the fight against forest fires.
Its objectives are:
- To strengthen and unite cooperation, working procedures and training between the Forest Fire Prevention and Extinction mechanisms in the area of cooperation.
- 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.
- 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 made up of public research bodies, non-profit-making public interest entities, and public administrations, all with the common objective of fighting forest fires.