South Eastern Mediterranean Excellence Development In FIre REsearch

A Twinning project under Horizon Europe call: HORIZON-WIDERA-2021-ACCESS-03


No longer a rare occurrence, extreme fires during summer months are not only frequent but also more intense and longer lasting. In Europe, most fires occur in southern countries characterised by a Mediterranean climate. What’s more, the combination of droughts and heatwaves has made prevention and firefighting difficult. This makes research concerning fire safety and management essential for the Southern and Eastern (SE) Mediterranean region.


United Kingdom
Imperial Hazelab
Advanced Partner
Assoc. Partner to Grant

Gen. Directorate of Civil Sec. & Crisis Mngt
Nimes Metropole
Advanced Partners
Beneficiaries to the Grant

Pau Costa Foundation
Advanced Partner
Beneficiary to Grant

Wageningen University
Advanced Partner
Beneficiary to Grant

European University Cyprus
Widening Institute

The high-level aim of the SEMEDFIRE project is to establish a regional centre for the advancement of disaster prevention and management with a focus on wildfires.


SEMEDFIRE: Αναβάθμιση στην έρευνα για τις πυρκαγιές στην Κύπρο και την ευρύτερη περιοχή

Το SEMEDFIRE-Τwining στοχεύει στην αναβάθμιση των γνώσεων και της εμπειρίας ενός κορυφαίου κυπριακού ερευνητικού κέντρου,...

Semedfire: Στόχος η δημιουργία Μεσογειακού Ιδρύματος για αντιμετώπιση πυρκαγιών

Semedfire. Είναι το πρότζεκτ του Ευρωπαϊκού Πανεπιστημίου Κύπρου και του CERIDES το οποίο φιλοδοξεί να γίνει το...

Cyprus-based project brings together world-renowned experts in fire research

A strategic project of particular importance for Cyprus was inaugurated on Tuesday at the CERIDES...

Cyprus plays leading role in natural disaster research in the South Med

Cyprus’ research center, CERIDES, is looking to become a beacon of excellence in fire research...

Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the SEMEDFIRE Consortium only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Research Executive Agency (REA). Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe Widening participation and spreading excellence programme under grant agreement No. 101079337