Practical exercise of the pilot course for training the European Forest Fire Officer (EUFO)

On December 12th and 13th, will be held  in Tuscany Region Training Center La Pineta (Tocchi, Siena, Italy) the practical exercise corresponding to Pilot course for the formation of the European Forest Fire officer (EUFO).

This course aims to form a figure capable of efficiently supporting and developing international collaboration in the fight against forest fires.

The practical exercise will...

MEFISTO Final Conference

On December 14th, the Final Conference of the Mefisto Project will be held at the ''Tuscan Forest Fire Fighters Training Center (La Pineta di Tocchi, Siena, Italy) where the results of two years of work will be presented.

The main objective of the project has been the development of procedures to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the fight against forest fires at European level, increasing the capacity of collaboration...


Lieutenant-colonel Philip Tosello, the project manager of Entente (French partners),  presented the MEFISTO project in Girona in Spain at the launch day of the COOPEREM cross-border cooperation project on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. During this day he met the representant of the national French and Spanish government and local authorities from Catalogna and Pyrénées-Orientales....

3rd Technical project meeting

CDF (Centro de la Defensa del Fuego), León (SPAIN)

León hosts the third technical meeting of the MEFISTO project (#mefistoforestfires), bringing together the representatives of the participating entities: University of Florence, Italy; the National School of Firemen (ENB) of Portugal; CESEFOR Foundation, Castilla y León, Spain; School of Application of Civil Security, Valabre, France; and Regione Toscana (RT...

2nd MEFISTO technical meeting

Date: Thursday, November 9, 2017
End Date: Friday, November 10, 2017

The Sintra (Portugal) headquarters of the ENB (Escola Nacional de Bombeiros), member entity of the MEFISTO project, hosted a meeting of partners of this European initiative last 9 and 10 November, aimed at improving the European collaboration and coordination capacity in the...


Date: Monday, Febraury 6, 2017
End Date: Tuesday, Febraury 7, 2017

The MEFISTO opening meeting was held in Florence (Italy) on February 6-7th. 2017 at the University of Florence (Departments of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Systems, Via S. Bonaventura 13, 50145 Firenze, Italy). Representatives of all the consortium partners attended the opening...

Kick-off event, Brussels, Belgium

Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2017
End Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The kick off meeting 2016 of the Prevention and Preparedness selected projects was held in Brussels on January 18th, 2017. The meeting was organized by the DG ECHO with the following aims:

  • To present the selected projects at the call for proposals 2016...