SEMEDFIRE – Kick-off meeting for EUC’s first Twinning project

February 1, 2023
Constantinos Constantinou

CERIDES successfully organized the kick-off meeting of SEMEDFIRE (South Eastern Mediterranean Excellence Development In Fire Research), a Twinning project under the Horizon Europe call: HORIZON-WIDERA-2021-ACCESS-03. The consortium met in Nicosia at the European University Cyprus on the 31st of January 2023.

SEMEDFIRE is the first Twinning Program awarded to European University Cyprus, boosting its status as a premiere research academic institution in the south-eastern Mediterranean region and beyond.

In order to achieve the objectives set by the programme, CERIDES will be working closely with Hazelab at Imperial College London, the Pyrogoegraphy Group at Wageningen University & Research, the General Directorate of Civil Security and Crisis Management of the Republic of France, the Pau Costa Foundation in Spain and Nîmes Métropole in France.

The SEMEDFIRE-Twinning is in full alignment with the Vision of CERIDES to become the leading Mediterranean institution of research and applied activities, in the domains of Occupational Safety Health, Disaster and Emergency Management, and Safety & Security, and to foster long-term international collaborations leading to more secure societies in the region.

Prof. George Boustras, Director of CERIDES, will be the project coordinator, having the overall responsibility for all issues of the project. CERIDES’ Research-&-Strategy Manager Mr. Pierantonios Papazoglou will act as SEMEDFIRE’s Chief-Project-Manager. Dr. Cleo Varianou Mikellidou, Dr Klelia Petrou, Mrs. Judith Kirschner, Mr. Iasonas (Jason) Senekkis, Mr. Costas Constantinou and Mr. Matthieu Jost will be the CERIDES-team for this project.