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17th European Forest Pedagogics Congress in Bonn, Germany

Saturday, October 07 , 2023 686

The 17th European Forest Pedagogics Congress was organized by the Schutzgemeinschaft Deutscher Wald in Bonn, Germany, between 20 and 22 September. The motto of the congress “Learning to create together” was a starting point for the participants’ discussions on how forest education for sustainable development can build partnerships and empower people. 160 participants from Europe and beyond attended the event, which was supported by the Forest Pedagogy Subgroup http://forestpedagogics.eu/ of the Forest Communicators Network.

The congress was devided into theoretical and practical sessions: Several experts gave theoretical input on forest pedagogics. Additionally, various workshops, activities and excursions provided practical insights. The focus of the events was how forest-based education for sustainable development (ESD) can become transformative education and how it can be integrated into policies.

UEF was represented at the Congress by Anna Petrakieva – Vice-president of the Union and Serge Hermes – President of the Association of the Luxembourg Foresters.

 

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