may 18, 2019
Exponor - Matosinhos


Download the program here: PROCIV 2019 – Final Program PT_EN

May 18, 2019 | 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

MAIN THEME: Great Forest Fires: a new challenge to Europe.

Free participation – Visit to The Safe EXPO included.


Chris Addiers Belgium

Dan Eggleston USA

Schnell Goran Sweden

Luciano Lourenço Portugal

Anastasios Pappas Greece

Jon Charters UK

Anders Persson Sweden

Marc Castellnou Spain

José Pedro Lopes Portugal

Laurent Alfonso France




8:30 am
Opening of the secretariat
9:30 am
Opening of the works


Natália Pereira | Deputy Administration of Lusophone University of Porto (Portugal) Chris Addiers | President of FEU Federation of the European Union Fire Officers Associations (Belgium) Domingos Patacho | Coordinator of Forest Working Group of Quercus (Portugal) Cândida Manuel | Director of the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Engineering and Technologies of Lusophone University of Porto (Portugal)

10:30 am

Plenary Conference 1

Climate Change and Forest Fires in Europe.

Luciano Lourenço | Full Professor – Department of Geography and Tourism, University of Coimbra (Portugal)

11:00 am

Plenary Conference 2

Future Challenges For Fire Fighters.

Schnell Göran | Chief Fire Officer – Former Chief of Civil Defense of NATO (Sweden)

11:40 am
Signing of protocols
12:00 pm
Visit to The Safe EXPO
Lunch break | Onsite service


2:30 pm
2:45 pm

Panel 1: Great Forest Fires in Europe

Chairman: Xavier Romão | Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto (Portugal)

Great Forest Fire of Athens and the fragility of peri-urban spaces.

Anastassios Pappas | Chief Fire Officer (FEU) – Commander in charge of Forest Fire Management for the 2018 season (Greece)

A UK Perspective – Winter Hill morland fire.

Jon Charters | Area Manager – Head of Servive Delivery North West) (UK)

The Great Forest Fire of 2018 in Sweden.

Anders Persson| Colonel – Swedish Air Force (Sweden)


4:15 pm

Panel 2: Safety culture and prevention.

Chairman: Chris Addiers | Federation of the European Union Fire Officers Associations (Belgium)

6th Generation Fires.

Marc Castellnou | Chief Fire Officer – Catalan Fire Brigade | President of the Foundation for Ecology of Fire and Fire Management Pau Costa Alcubierre (Spain)

What changed in Portugal after the Great Fires of 2017?

José Pedro Lopes | National Director of Firefighters – ANPC National Civil Protection Authority (Portugal)

EU Civil Protection Mechanism and Forest Fires.

Laurent Alfonso | Fire Brigade Officer – Pau Costa Foundation (France)


6:00 pm