Forest fire prevention involves a complex implementation. Because of the broad spectrum of activities included, prevention can be designed and performed at different scales, involving a great variety of institutions. Still, hardly ever legislation regulates the inclusion of fire prevention activities as part of forest management plans. Nevertheless, prevention is actually performed, although the lack of planning and coordination reduces the efficiency of prevention measures. Furthermore, it is suspected that often those practices lack solid foundations, and that are not site and species or stand type specific. FireSmart objective is to make a significant contribution to the prevention of unwanted forest fires. To this purpose the Consortium will retrieve, from institutions operating at several scales, the fire prevention theories and practices currently in use in the Mediterranean Europe. This information will be analysed meticulously in order to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses involved in fire prevention taking into account socio-economic, institutional and legislative aspects. The analysis will lead to the assessment of the existing different options to overcome the actual difficulties and to the subsequent elaboration recommendations and practical guidelines for stakeholders involved in the entire sustainable management chain of silviculture. Finally, using findings obtained in along the project, the Consortium will elaborate the strategic roadmap that will point the path to follow in the future. The present project makes particular emphasis in the dissemination which will be organised around a project Web Page, two workshops and a final Seminar. The Consortium forsees the need to maintain the Web page alive after the project and proposes a feasible solution for the future of this Web page, which will play a crucial role for the connection and exchange of information between stakeholders.
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