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Transnational training workshops for Work package 2
took place from May 2017 to January 2018

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The aim of PLURIFOR is to help with the development of regional and transnational risk management plans for forest areas susceptible to biotic and abiotic hazards.

The project will focus on the risks posed by storms, fire, soil degradation, pinewood nematode (Bursaphelenchus xylophilus), chestnut gall wasp (Dryocosmus kuriphilus), eucalyptus weevil (Gonipterus scutellatus), the fungus causing pine pitch canker (Fusarium circinatum), and emerging pests and pathogens.

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.

EFIATLANTIC, the Atlantic European regional office of the European Forest Institute, will provide the 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.

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