Sep 24, 2016

EFI conducted a one-day training seminar entitled “Basic Vegetation Fire Management” for the Fire Service of Appenweier.

Sep 8, 2016

Wildfire Week in Barcelona, Spain, between the 31st January and the 3th February 2017

Apr 4, 2016

German news article

Mar 4, 2016

organised by INRA, Arcachon, France, 27-30 October 2015

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Aims of the FRISK-GO project

The main aim of the FRISK-GO start-up project is to define and elaborate in detail the core work pillars of a European Forest Risk Facility and develop a corresponding operational business plan and structural framework for the implementation of such a facility.

FRISK-GO interacts with potential supporters for an operational ‘European Forest Risk Facility’, maps their expectations and needs, and builds those into the business plan. It sets conditions for a simplification of communication and information flow allowing the timely translation of research results into practice. Draft guidelines, standards and showcase examples  have been produced to demonstrate the role, actions and added value of a future European Forest Risk Facility.

Project logic and structure

Building on the outcomes of the scoping study, in which an initial overview of disturbances and their management was made, the FRISK-GO project logic is based on a cascading approach to present on... research, analysis and information provision and products determine operational procedures in disturbance management,

...highlight the crucial role of the liaison and communication function and

...demonstrate efficient disturbance response capacities for regional, national, European and interagency cooperation.


This approach was exemplarily exercised based on two prominent disturbances (windstorms and wildfires) where sufficient data and information are available and showcase full management procedures and cycles. For pests and diseases and wildlife a more generic approach was performed (expert workshops), developing concrete proposals for action.

The project structure mirrors the main functions of disturbance management and hence is organized along five work packages (WPs):

WP 0: Project Management

WP 1: Analysis and Information

WP 2: Operational Procedures

WP 3: Liaison and Communication

WP 4: Forest Risk Facility Business Plan

The proposed FRISK-GO project structure  ensures that the operational set-up of the European Forest Risk Facility is capable of providing added value in all relevant aspects of disturbance management. It ensures that the core services and procedures are demonstrated by the FRISK-GO project and result in the full fledged business plan allowing a European Forest Risk Facility to start its operation.