Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki is the largest university in Greece. The main campus is located in the centre of the city of Thessaloniki, and covers an area of about 33.4 hectares. It comprises 10 faculties which consist of 40 schools and 1 single-School Faculty.

Some educational and administrative facilities are located off campus for practical and operational reasons. A number of these facilities are located outside the city of Thessaloniki or even in other cities.

About 73.930 students study at the Aristotle University (65.026 in undergraduate programmes and 8.472 in postgraduate programmes, of which 3952 at Doctoral level). There are 2.024 faculty members. There are also 11 teaching assistants, 58 research fellows, 248 members of the Special Laboratory Teaching Personnel (S.L.T.P.), 69 of whom belong to category Ι and 179 to category ΙΙ, as well as 15 foreign language teachers and 4 foreign instructors. Faculty members are also assisted by 213 members of the Special Technical Laboratory Personnel (S.T.L.P.). The administration office consists of 400 permanent employees and 528 employees under a private law contract of indefinite duration. Moreover, 596 people employed by third parties provide services at the university.



Cesefor foundation is a non-profit private organization contributing to the integral development of the forestry sector through research, innovation and promoting sustainability in all production areas, giving priority to the conservation of natural resources. Its end users within this project are the Regional Government of Castilla y León (final user to develop and exploit the rural roads network), the regional Civil Protection Agency of Castilla y León and the Spanish Rural Police (Seprona).

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Slovenian Forestry Institute

The Slovenian Forestry Institute is a public institution of national importance, competent for research in the fields of forest, forest environment, forestry, wildlife and game management. It was founded by the Government of the Republic of Slovenia and it operates under the auspices of the Ministries of Higer Education, Science and Technology, Agriculture, Forestry and Food and the Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning.

Having been committed to the Forest Act (1993), National Forest Development Programme (1996) and the main international documents addressing forests such as the Statement of Principies on Forests, Convention on Biological Diversity, Convention on Climate Change, resolutions and decisions within the framework of the Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe (MCPFE: Strasbourg 1990, Helsinki 1993, Lisbon 1998, Vienna 2003), Convention on the Protection of the Alps (Alpine Convention 1991) and EU Forestry Strategy (1998), it strictly follows the concept of the close-to-nature, sustainable and multifuncional forestry.


Office National des Forêts

The French National Forestry Office (ONF) manages nearly 5 million hectares of public forests belonging to the French State or to local authorities and plays a major role in regional sustainable development.

The ONF works for the protection of many different environments, from coast lines, dunes and marshes, to peat bogs, mountains, glaciers and grasslands.

Fire is also an ever-present danger to forest. Therefore, the ONF designs and implements protection systems: risk prevention plans, trails, firebreaks, clearing of undergrowth, water supply points, etc.

Also, the ONF conducts continual fire watches during high risk periods and informs the public on the danger of forests fires.


Università degli Studi di Firenze

The University of Florence is one of the largest organizations for research and higher education in Italy, with over 1700 tenured teaching staff and researchers, over 1600 permanent technical/administrative staff and language assistants and over 55 thousand students enrolled.

Scientific research is carried out in the 24 Departments of the University, grouped into 5 major areas: Social Sciences, Humanities, Scientific, Technological an Biomedical areas. A large part of the yearly budget is allocated to scientific research. In the recent past the University of Florence has been ranked top among Italian Universities in the distribution of national research funds. High-level research avails itself of the "centres of excellence", which attract funding and form synergies with other institutions.