10 años Energylab


Start DateMarch 2021
End DateDecember 2022
LeaderJunta de Andalucía
PartnersAMAYA, EBD-CSIC, Finnova, Diputación Huelva, UHU, GALPAGRO, UCO, UCA, Junta Extremadura, INDEHESA/UEX, CARTIF, Diputación Ávila, UVIGO, FEUGA, Uévora, CIM RC, CIMBAL, AREAL, Area Alto Minho and EnergyLab.
Financing entitiesEuropean Regional Development Fund (ERDF) - Interreg V-A Spain-Portugal Program (POCTEP).


The objective of the project is adaptation to climate change through the prevention and management of the landscape exposed to large forest fires (LFF) in cross-border rural areas based on:

  • Identify the Strategic Management Zones (SMZ) to minimize the risk and impact of LFFs through landscape management in a climate and global change scenario.
  • Encourage public and private investment through pilot experiences within the framework of the Circular Green Economy and research into new market niches.
  • Educate the fixed and occasional rural population about the risk of LFF, good preventive practices and self-protection; train and equip cross-border operational staff. Cross-border collaboration.

EnergyLab's Tasks

EnergyLab will perform the following tasks:

  • Identification of the SMZs to minimize the risk of large forest fires in the pilot areas: characterization of the SMZ and modeling of the actions to be carried out on the vegetation to reduce the structural risk of LFF.
  • Study of historical fires together with a landscape-scale risk analysis to identify these areas and analysis of the existence of enclaves and uses for their sustainability; analysis of the impact of climate change on the risk of fires and its effects on the surroundings of La Raya in the coming decades.
  • Generation of cartography with quantitative and qualitative identification of the SMZs at landscape scale, which will allow their integration by the public-private managers involved.
  • Implementation of an experimental plan for comprehensive preventive management in each pilot zone, which will include the promotion of agroforest, pasturing and forest biomass uses.
  • Recovery of the diverse, inhabited landscape with less risk of large fires.
  • Analysis of biomass density, characteristics and status in the pilot areas; promotion of adapted treatments and promotion of the exploitation of forest biomass as a source of applied employment.
  • Integration of local agents, administration and affected owners, residents and companies to lay the foundations for the development of a Circular Green Economy.
  • Design of a participatory fire prevention strategy based on agricultural, livestock and forestry activities that recover a diverse, inhabited landscape with less risk of fires.
  • Development of joint preventive planning in the La Raya area of the project’s NUTS III regions.