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Module 7 - Policies and practices assessment

The general objectives of module 7 are related to two different levels of mechanisms associated with fire: policies and practices.

On policies this module includes a review of the wildfire regulations, legislations and policy instruments at the European and national levels (evolution, current state and prospects) with the identification and comparison of the present priorities and implementations of forest policies and other spatial policies of EU and European member states concerning wildland fire management.

On practices this module includes a review of the existing detection systems and the analysis of good practices in forestry management for preventing wildfire, including the assessment of territorial and environmental factors affecting prescribed burning and suppression fire in Europe.

The overall objective of this module is to set the ground for the analysis of wildfire regulation, legislation and policy instruments at the European and national level, in order to provide recommendations for the future and to start a shift in the current situation relative to the integrated forest fire management in Europe. The final aim is to set the bases for new legislation and long-term policy measures for an integrated wildland fire management adapted to the European context.