NEMAUSUS (DG-ECHO Project) – Cyprus Mapping Meeting


European University Cyprus and CERIDES are happy to inform you that the Cyprus Mapping Meeting of the NEMAUSUS project (DG-ECHO Knowledge Network) has been successfully implemented on the 9th and 10th of December 2021 in the premises of European University Cyprus.

The NEMAUSUS project will provide preliminary settings of a European Centre of Expertise (CoE) dedicated to forest/wildfires. The Centre will rely on an existing French civil protection base in Nîmes-Garons (France) as the main entity of a system gathering knowledge related to this topic within the Union, and will be able to integrate already existing dedicated infrastructures of the voluntary EU Member States.

The main objectives of the NEMAUSUS Cyprus Mapping Meeting were the following:

– To discuss and plan the activities which need to be implemented in order to develop a mapping of existing initiatives, activities and projects related to increasing knowledge on forest/wildfires inside EU, participating States and UN.

– To meet and discuss with Cypriot stakeholders in the domain of forest fires, in order to familiarise them with the objectives of the NEMAUSUS project, and to assess their needs and their potential involvement in the future European Centre of Expertise.

The meeting was conducted in hybrid mode. During the meeting the participants (attending in either physical or virtual mode) were able to participate in extended discussions with a range of Cypriot stakeholders (Department of Forests, Cyprus Civil Defense, Cyprus Fire Service, as well as representatives from the local Government and Cyprus innovator companies). These activities contributed significantly to gaining a better understanding of the specific needs of the Cyprus stakeholders, and subsequently to the corresponding services which can be offered by the Centre of Expertise.

The NEMAUSUS project is coordinated by the Ministere de l’Interieur (France). Apart from European University Cyprus, the project consortium also includes Civil Protection authorities from the countries of Croatia, Germany, Italy, and Sweden, the Nîmes Métropole (France) local government authority, as well as the worldrenowned institutions of Pau Costa Foundation (Spain) and Entente Valabre (France).

The CERIDES Team members who participated in the implementation of the Cyprus Mapping Meeting of the NEMAUSUS project are the following:

Professor George Boustras

Dr. Demetris Hadjiloucas

Dr. Christos Dimopoulos

Mr. Pierantonios Papazoglou

Mr. Evangelos Katsaros

Ms. Christiana Ioannou

Mr. Iasonas Senekkis