08 - 12.07.2018

European Summer School – Creating Forest Experiences

Do you want to meet people from all over Europe? Do you want to raise your voice as the future generation? Do you want to implement your own forest project?

The Association for the Protection of the German Forest (“Schutzgemeinschaft Deutscher Wald”) invites you to a five day Summer School at the Freusburg from the 9th to 13th July 2018. This old castle was built around 1100 AD in the region Westerwald in western Germany. The aim of the event is that you as participants develop your own youth forest projects which we will implement together after the Summer School. Furthermore, you can exchange ideas and experiences with around 60 young adults from all over Europe regarding forests and their future. We will talk about the function of forests in our eco-system, for a sustainable development and for recreational activities.

Different workshops from leading experts will give you an overview of sustainable forestry as well as economic, ecological and social perspectives on forests. The Summer School should build the foundation for a European Youth Forest Network which you can use for networking and the development of future, transnational projects. Moreover, you will have the opportunity to formulate demands to German politicians which will be presented to them during the German Forest Days (“Deutsche Waldtage”) from 13th to 14th September 2018 in Berlin.

Are you interested? You only have to fill out the application form here. The application deadline is the 30th April 2018. The participation and all costs for accommodation, food and travel are free of charge. If you have any questions, send an e-mail to thorsten.mueller@sdw.de or call +49 (0)228 94 59 83 90.

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