The FLIRE Project proposes a combined approach to the environmental problem of flood and forest fire management in peri-urban areas which are under constant and often unplanned development. As such, it is of high relevance to national and local authorities, civil protection agencies and actors, non-governmental organization focusing on environmental protection as well as to the citizens live in those areas.
Dissemination activities focus on the awareness raising on the interaction between floods and fires and their consequences to the environment, economy and the society itself.
Public consultation with key stakeholders, local authorities and citizens’ committees from Eastern Attica and Athens city is crucial in order to gain sufficient information for the area and secure the use and integration of the early warning systems and the DSS tool by local authorities.
Dissemination activities focus on the awareness raising on the interaction between floods and fires and their consequences to the environment, economy and the society itself.
Public consultation with key stakeholders, local authorities and citizens’ committees from Eastern Attica and Athens city is crucial in order to gain sufficient information for the area and secure the use and integration of the early warning systems and the DSS tool by local authorities.


On-line communication tools

such as newsletters, short documentaries and tutorials are being developed in order to achieve the maximum of citizens’ awareness raising, education and activation on floods and fire risks. It is really important to inform society on the way these two phenomena affect our lives, the economic damages they result, especially in Mediterranean regions, where their frequency is considerably high, and the significant degradation they cause to the ecosystem services and to our economies.

The occurrence and the extent of both natural disasters strongly depend not only on the existing weather conditions in an area, but also on human intervention, which is particularly pronounced in peri-urban areas and can magnify the environmental impact
» See the communication Material


On-site activities

aim to further involvement and engagement of stakeholders and local society in FLIRE. Daily workshops in the study area are organized in order to enhance the transfer of knowledge to local groups during the flood and fire risk assessment and modelling phase. Further to workshops, systematic meetings and contacts with representatives from all involved interesting parties support the consultation process.

Participation of the local society is really important as it serves a double role: On one hand pertinent organizations, authorities and citizens are informed on the progress and the results of the proposed work, as well as on details concerning the application of the DSS Tool and the early warning systems which will foster flood and fire risk assessment and management in their region.

On the other hand local communities have the opportunity to provide valuable feedback to FLIRE on the current status of the study area in terms of socioeconomic parameters, as well as on locations vulnerable to floods and/or fires and on possible problems they may encounter during the implementation of the Project
» See here the programmed events
» Two notice boards describing the project were installed in the study area. The exact location is presented in the following picture.