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XX UEF Governing Council Meeting 2016, Nødebo, Denmark

22 - 25 September 2016

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Programme for the GCM 2016 - Denmark

THURSDAY 22nd of September 2016

12:00 -

Arrival day. People are picked up at Kokkedal station. Remember to report your arrival data to Mikael Hansen in order for us to plan when to send shuttles to/from the Forestry College


19:00 -

Dinner at the “Forestry and Landscape College (FLC) Eatery”/Skovskolens Spisehus





FRIDAY 23rd of September 2016

07:30 – 08:30

Breakfast FLC Eatery


08:45 – 09:00

Welcome and “walkthrough” of the programme

  • President UEF, Mr. Michael Diemer
  • Chairman DSL, Mr. Henrik Bach
  • Chairman DFF, Mr. Rasmus Moes


09:00 – 10:30

Morning Theme:

“Outdoor education and outdoor education – alternate forestry products”

25 years of dissemination, didactics and education. From passive education to curriculum. The evolution on the use of nature in the educational sense. Since the late 80´ties until today and beyond.



Introduction and short walk around the Forestry college to look at the activity zones

  • Special consultant Mr. Søren Præstholm 




The historical scope of Outdoor Education in a Danish context

  • Teaching associate professor Mr. Erik Mygind

Auditoruim/ Outdoor


“Healthier, smarter and happier children”

  • Teaching associate professor Mr. Erik Mygind

Auditorium/ Outdoor


“Nature Dissemination and Education in a Nordic context”

  • Project manager Ms. Mette Aaskov Knudsen

Auditorium/ Aoutdoor


Coffee break


10:30 – 13:00

Morning/afternoon theme (symposium):

“The loss of biodiversity and forestry – impact of EU legislation on forestry in DK (and beyond)”

A rising public demand in Denmark, to cease timber production is on the rise. EU has decreed a stop of biodiversity loss by 2020. Are we on the brink of a major paradigm shift in Danish forestry? Moreover, what about the rest of Europe?




  • Facilitators, Forest officer Mr. Lars Delfs and Urban forester Mr. Rasmus Bartholdy



Presentations on forestry/forests and biodiversity:

  1. “Conservation of biodiversity in Danish Forests” by Special consultant/Biologist Mr. Anders Højgård Petersen, University of Copenhagen
  2. “Biodiversity – untouched forest vs. active forestry” by Professor in forestry Mr. Palle Madsen, University of Copenhagen

Brief sum up on the presentation



How does forestry and biodiversity issues impact on your role as foresters in your country?

Short intro from each country (5 min)

  1. Have you stopped (or plan to stop) the loss of biodiversity by 2020 in your country, according to the EU agenda?
  2.  How big a role do you think your forests (specific country) have in saving biodiversity? E.g. in Denmark the forests have been pointed out as the most economic/easy way to accede the EU demands
  3. Are there a rising public demand for more biodiversity in you r country? Is the forest/forestry part of that debate? Alternatively, is it solely the agricultural landscape, which is the aim for biodiversity debates?

You are welcome to make power points or such – and if you have relevant data – please provide us with that.



Catchment  and discussion

What is the “biodiversity-forestry-o-meter” showing in Europe as we speak?


13:00 – 14:00

Lunch at the Forestry College Eatery


14:00 – 17:00

GCM 2016 – specific agenda is available online  and will be printed at the meeting


19:00 +

Dinner at the FLC Eatery


SATURDAY 24th of September 2016

07:30 – 09:00

Breakfast at FLC Eatery


09:00 – 19:00

Excursion day

Keywords: The recreational forest, The biodiversity forest, , coastal forest, The energy forest, The historical forest



Leaving Skovskolen by bus. Remember adequate clothes for a whole day in the outdoors

Parking lot

09:20 – 10:00

Nature playground/Eco-base “Eghjorten”(Lucanus cervus)

Jespervej 309, DK- 3480 Fredensborg

10:00 – 14:30

The Recreational Forest



The museum of hunting and forestry in Denmark

  1. Museum inspector Ph.D. Helle Serup
  2. Site manager Anders Kring

Folehavevej 15, DK-2970 Hørsholm


Visit to Dyrehaven, a medieval par force hunting park/browsing forest. One of the most visited landscapes (7, 5 mill. visitors/year) in Denmark and one with the highest biodiversity rates as well.

Visit and lunch at the Hermitage Hunting Lodge

  1. Forest executive director Mr. Hans Henrik Christensen


14:30 – 18:00

Drive and visit to Tisvilde Hegn

A coastal forest, which primarily where afforested in the 18th century because of sand drift. Now a highly treasured periurban forest with woodchip production and recreational values.

Coffee break included

  1. Forest officer Mr. Søren  Agerlund


19:00 +

Medieval Banquet at Esrum Mølle Abbey & Mill

Klostergade 11-12, DK-3230 Esrum

SUNDAY 25th of September 2016

07:30 – 09:00

Breakfast at FLC Eatery


08:00 – 12:00

Goodbye for now and departure from FLC

  1. Safe trip home and see You soon!





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