The project comprises 11 partners and 21 associate partners, uniting research institutes, universities, forest related organisations (unions, associations, services) and regional governments and councils from the Interreg Sudoe countries of Portugal, Spain and France.
The focus is on incorporating the latest scientific understanding of hazards to forests in the south-west of Europe into the civil planning mechanisms for dealing with these hazards and their impacts. It involves a direct transfer of knowledge between partner countries and partner institutions working alongside each other to develop evidence-based and up to date risk management plans.
The Planted Forests Facility (formerly EFIATLANTIC, the Atlantic European regional office of the European Forest Institute), is providing guidance and direction for the project, having previously coordinated the Interreg Sudoe IV project FORRISK on forest risk management.
PLURIFOR kicked off with a meeting in Pierroton, France, on 12th July 2016 and will last until June 2019.