The main aim of the OPCC SOLPYR project is to promote the protection and conservation of Pyrenean soils, as well as their resilience to climate change, by defining good practices, analysing the main vulnerabilities and raising awareness among the population and people who visit the mountains in order to conserve this fragile resource. To achieve this, it will focus on various areas of action:
The Cartographic and Geological Institute of Catalonia (ICGC) as lead partner;
The Pyrenean Climate Change Observatory of the Pyrenean Working Community (CTP-OPCC);
The Public University of Navarre (UPNA);
GEIE FORESPIR (FORESPIR);
The Department of Rural Development and the Environment of Pamplona (DRYMA);
The University of Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier, International Relations Department - European and International Projects Pole (UT3);
The Pyrenean Institute of Ecology - State Agency of the Higher Council for Scientific Research (IPE-CSIC);
The Marcel Chevalier Private Foundation (FMC);
NEIKER - Basque Institute of Agrarian Research and Development, S.A. (NEIKER).
As well as two other associated partner bodies: the Association Française pour l'Étude du Sol (AFES) and the Sociedad Española de Ciencias del Sol (SECS).
The aim of the POCTEFA 2021-2027 Programme is to promote and co-finance cooperation projects led by French, Spanish and Andorran socio-economic agents located in the eligible cross-border area. The Programme was approved by the European Commission on 23 November 2022 and represents the sixth generation of financial support for the promotion of economic and social integration projects in this cross-border area. This European financial support offers new opportunities for cooperation between institutions and agents on both sides of the Pyrenees.
During the previous period, the POCTEFA 2014-2020 programme, 175 projects linked to initiatives in the fields of tourism, R&D, adaptation to climate change, natural disaster prevention, heritage and cultural protection, training and social integration were programmed.
For more information, visit http://www.poctefa.eu