The HERMES project establishes a global and coherent approach at the scale of the central territory of the Pyrenees to adapt and mitigate the natural risks currently accentuated by climate change. This project involves close cooperation between the actors of the Hautes-Pyrénées and Pyrénées-Atlantiques territories, the Government of Aragon, the Provincial Council of Huesca and the City Council of Canfranc, around a large cross-border territorial cooperation structure (EGTC Pirineos-Pyrénées), with extensive experience in European projects.In this way,

HERMES will allow the implementation of pilot cases of adaptation and mitigation of natural risks in the central Pyrenees with a view to the safety of goods and people, as well as the sharing of experiences and protocols for the management of these risks by the actors of the cross-border territories involved.It should be noted that the Central Pyrenees is a territory that is highly vulnerable to climate change, having lost since the 1980s almost 80% of its snow cover and up to two thirds of its glaciers, suffering from extreme weather phenomena.


Improve the resilience of 6 sectors of the central Pyrenees against natural risks derived from climate change, such as avalanches or landslides, for greater safety of goods and people, and thus improve protection and intervention plans.


HERMES is structured around the following actions:

– Analysis and evaluation of the areas most affected by climate change in the central Pyrenees, through the installation of measurement stations, characterization by drone and carrying out environmental studies.

– Implementation of pilot cases of adaptation and mitigation of natural risks such as avalanches and land movements, through environmentally friendly solutions.

– Training and capitalization of experiences at the level of the EGTC territory on the forecasting and management of said risks, binational intervention plans and technical exchange with university centers.


The European Union co-finances the European HERMES project at 65% through the Interreg VI-A Spain-France-Andorra Program (POCTEFA 2021-2027). The objective of POCTEFA focuses on strengthening the economic and social integration of the Spain-France-Andorra border area.

The general objective of the POCTEFA Program is to concentrate on the resolution of the common developments of the frontal region and the maximization of croissance potential, to improve the process of cooperation and governance for a durable development of the European Union. The POCTEFA Program aims to promote a durable, intelligent and integrated development in reinforcing the capacities of the entities of the cooperation space and increasing the resilience of the regions.


Power-point of the project HERMES.