Programme, 29.05

Venue: Hotel Tryp Atocha, meeting room Atocha, Calel de Atocha 83, 28012 Madrid, Spain

Note that there will be simultaneous translation available (English/Spanish).

The event is chaired by Göran Persson, ThinkForest President

9:30 Welcoming words
Göran Persson, ThinkForest President
Esperanza Orellana, General Director, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment, Spain
9:50 The Role of CAP in Forest Fires Prevention (presentation)
Ignacio Seoane, Deputy Head of Unit, DG Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission
10:05 Forest fires: the big picture
Marc Castellnou, Strategic Fire Analyst, Regional Fire Services, Catalonia, Spain
10:25 Effective forest fire management and policy (presentation)
Gavriil Xanthopoulos, Researcher, Institute of Mediterranean Forest Ecosystems
10:45 The bioeconomy as an opportunity to control forest fires in Southern Europe (presentation)
Inazio Martinez de Arano, Head of EFI’s Mediterranean Facility

Panel discussion: “Forest bioeconomy, forest fires and policy”
Moderator: Marc Palahí, Director, EFI

José Manuel Jaquotot, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Agric. and Fisheries, Food and Environment, Spain
Tiago Oliveira, Head of Unit, Special Unit for Portuguese Wildfire Management System, Portugal
Alessandra Stefani, Director General, Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies, Italy
Margarida Tomé, Professor, University of Lisbon, Portugal


12:20 EFI forest fire video  
12:25  Concluding remarks (presentation)
Marco Marchetti, Member of EFI Board, Professor, University of Molise, Italy
12:30 - 14:00 Networking lunch