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Spanish Forest Fire-Fighting Assessment and Advisory Team (FAST)

Meeting on wildfires and floods in 2023

By Knowledge Network – Staff member

The European meeting on wildfires and floods lessons learnt in 2023 took place from 30 November to 1 December in Rome.


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30/11/2023 to 01/12/2023
Rome, Italy
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The UCPM Lessons Learnt Programme meeting on wildfires and floods in 2023 is taking place in Rome from 30 November and 1 December.  

Representatives of Member States and the Union Civil Protection Mechanism will share and discuss good practices on risk management in Europe, focusing on forest fires and floods. The meeting is organised by the Civil Protection Department and the European Commission.


30 November

Insight into the 2023 forest fire season in Europe, focusing on the experience in Greece, on fire risk forecasting and prevention activities and on European missions in Canada, Chile, and Tunisia.

1 December

Flood focus, with talks on lessons learnt in Italy and Slovenia and on risk prevention and management systems.

Established by Decision No. 1313/2013/EU and amended by Decision 420/2019/EU, the Union Mechanism is the network of the national civil protection authorities of the 27 EU Member States joined by 10 other participating countries. The Lessons Learnt Programme is one of the tools of the Mechanism that focuses on improving its efficiency and effectiveness by encouraging the exchange of knowledge and experiences on the entire disaster management cycle, from forecasting and prevention to emergency response.

The Programme also integrates lessons learnt from interventions performed outside the Union, with a strong focus on synergies between Union Mechanism assistance activities and humanitarian response.



Risk reduction & assessment