18th European Forest Pedagogics Congress 2024
The Model Forest of Istria
12. January 2024
The registration deadline for the 18th European Forest Pedagogics Congress has been extended!
19. July 2024

18th European Forest Pedagogics Congress 2024


uropean Forests stressed by Fire, Drought and Storm – A challenge for Forest Pedagogy!”

Yundola, Bulgaria, 2nd – 5th September 2024
This is the motto of the 18th European Forest Pedagogic Congress. It will take place in Yundola, close to Velingrad town in Bulgaria and will be hosted by Executive Forest Agency in Bulgaria in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture and Food and the University of Forestry in Bulgaria.

Focus of the Congress

In the three congress days, full with lectures, workshops, and activities directly in the forest all the participants will be able to deal with the most recent forest pedagogy matter. They will have the opportunity to discuss the challenges among the forest pedagogues, related to working and presenting the problems of forests stressed by natural disturbances, such as fires, drought and storms.

The impact of the climate change will also be а topic of discussion. Main aspect of all discussions will be how to present and implement forest pedagogy activities related to this important for the whole society issue. Keynote speakers are invited to present different aspects of the theme, and also to moderate small working spaces, in which, the participants will be able to discuss and propose various ways to deal with these challenges, as well as to communicate and present them through forest pedagogy activities. In addition, the physiological aspects on how to present sensitive forest topics or matter that might be uncomfortable for the children`s mind or for the general public will also be discussed.

The hosts of the Congress have though not only for the productive work, but also for the pleasant experience of all participants and have prepared several side activities, that will give the chance to all foreign participants to feel Bulgarian spirit and culture, to taste traditional Bulgarian cuisine and to listen to the Bulgarian folklore music. An optional excursion to the oldest nature park on the Balkan Peninsula is also proposed for those who decide to stay a day longer in Bulgaria or to leave the country late in the evening.

The registration will open on the 1st of May 2024 and will close two months later on 30th of June.
More information about the 18th European Forest Pedagogics Congress and the registration is available on the following website: https://pedagogy.iag.bg


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