Expert Group on Forest Fires

The EGFF includes forest fire experts from 41countries from Europe, Middle East and North Africa. Most of its members come from the national environmental and/or forestry administrations.

The EGFF network meets regularly to:

• review the forest fire occurrence of the year;

• discuss the Commission's annual 'Forest Fires in Europe, Middle East and North Africa' report;

• discuss common issues such as criteria for forest fire risk assessments or prevention measures.

The EGFF is also a key contributor to the European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS). The EGFF is set up as a sub-group of the Commission's wider Expert Group on Forest Information, and it is jointly managed by the Commission's ENV and JRC Directorates-General.

Learn more:

EFFIS (European Forest Fire Prevention System):
EGFF: (Expert Group on Forest Fires)

Annual forest fire reports:

The ASPires project was presented on the 39th meeting of the Forest Fire Panel (EGFF) Expert Group in Stresa, Italy on 21-22 May 2019.

The main objectives of the project and the results achieved were presented by Prof. Dr. Peter Peinl, representing the University of Applied Science, Fulda, Germany, coordinator of the project.

The presentation can be downloaded here.