FCN Subgroup

Forest Communication Network - Subgroup-Forest Pedagogics


Forest Related Environmental activities have been existing at national level in several European countries for the period of some months up to the duration of 30 years.

An initiative group between Austria and Germany has exist since 2005. Following this regional cooperation, a European-Forest-Pedagogic-Network of governmental representatives was founded in 2007.

In May 2008 this Network was combined with the Forest Communicators Network (FCN) and officially implemented as “FCN-Subgroup-Forest Pedagogics”. At the moment 17 states are cooperating.

Mandate and superior objectives


The Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe (Oslo, June 2011) adopted “European Forests 2020” targets like: “… to enhance the visibility of forests and the forest sectors multiple contributions to global challenges and societal needs, … to participate in global and regional fora to raise awareness or … to address emerging issues forest knowledge improves through research, education, innovation, information sharing and communication.”

The European Commission adopted on 20th Sept. 2013 a new EU Forest Strategy for forests and the forest-based-sector. The strategy points out that the Commission and the member states “should improve their valuing of the benefits that forests give to society and foster the awareness of Sustainable Forest Management.”

The United Nations adopted on 25 September 2015 their UN-Resolution 70/1: Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Especially Goal 4 adresses education directly: “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”. In No. 4.7 the resolution demands: “By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development”.

The work programme (adopted in May 2016) of the „Minsterial Conference on forests in Europe (FOREST EUROPE)” highlights in No. 4.6: “Also there is evidence that forests as a learning space, place for recreation and spending leisure time have positive effects on personal development and physical skills, support motivation, creativity and responsibility. Awareness raising, education and informing the public concerning the role of forests and SFM, is an overarching topic leading to increased knowledge, forming positive attitude and perception of forests and the forest sector.”

Tasks



Members



Schmechel Dirk

Head of FCN-Subgroup

Germany

+49 8161 4591 801


Bavarian State Institute of Forestry (LWF)
Ludwigstr. 2
80539 München

www.lwf.bayern.de
Dirk.Schmechel@lwf.bayern.de

Līga Abizāre

Deputy Head

Latvia

+37128340222


Latvia’s State Forests (LVM)
Vaiņodes iela 1
Rīga, LV-1004

www.lvm.lv
L.Abizare@lvm.lv

Baschny Thomas

Secretary

Austria

+43-1-71100-607321


BMNT (Federal Ministry of Sustainability and Tourism)
Department of Forestry - Division III / 2
“Forestry Education, Subsidies and Research”
Marxergasse 2
1030 Wien

www.bmnt.gv.at
thomas.baschny@bmnt.gv.at

Ana Fornažar

Croatia

+385 99 229 8139


Model Forest „River Mirna Basin“ association
154.brigade Hrvatske vojske 2
Pazin 52 000

www.rivermirnabasin.org
ana.fornazar@gmail.com

Ana Juričić Musa

Croatia

+38514804192


Hrvatske šume d.o.o.
Ulica kneza Branimira 1
10000 Zagreb, Croatia

www.hrsume.hr
ana.juricic-musa@hrsume.hr

Eliška Trnková

Czech Republic

+420 (221) 812-923


Forest Management Institute, Czech Republic Forestpedagogy
Nábřežní 1326
250 01 Brandýs nad Labem

www.lesnipedagogika.cz
trnkova.eliska@uhul.cz

Lada Matoušková Prylová

Czech Republic

+ 420 321 021 117


Forest Management Institute, Czech Republic Forestpedagogy
Nábřežní 1326
250 01 Brandýs nad Labem

www.lesnipedagogika.cz
MatouskovaPrylova.lada@uhul.cz

Liina Karrofeldt

Estonia

+372 5305 0999


Estonian State Forest Management Centre
Sagadi Village, Haljala Municipality,
45403 Lääne-Viru County

www.rmk.ee
liina.karrofeldt@rmk.ee

Kärkkäinen Sirpa

Finland

+358503512416


Finnish Forest Association
Salomonkatu 17 A
00100 Helsinki

www.smy.fi
Sirpa.karkkainen@smy.fi

Berthold Reichle

Germany

+49 (711) 97672-11


Landesbetrieb Forst Baden-Württemberg
Haus des Waldes Königsträßle 74
70597 Stuttgart

www.hausdeswaldes.de
Berthold.Reichle@rpt.bwl.de

Annamária Udvardi

Hungary

+36 12016293


Hungarian Forestry Association
Budapest, Budakeszi út 91.
1021 Hungary

www.oee.hu
titkarsag@oee.hu

Zsuzsanna Bodrogi Fajkuszné

Hungary

+36 30 4053416


VADEX Mezőföldi Zrt. -State Forestry
Székesfehérvár, Tolnai u. 1.
8000-Hungary

www.vadex.hu
bodrogizs@vadex.hu

Hermes Serge

Luxembourg

+352 89 91 27


Luxembourg Nature and Forest Administration
Forest Discovery Centre Burfelt
L-9660 Insenborn

www.environnement.public.lu
serge.hermes@anf.etat.lu

Bjørnstad Bjørn Helge

Norway

+47 90 50 58 74


Forestry Extension Institute
Honnevegen 60
2836 Biri

www.skoleskogen.no
bhb@skogkurs.no

Wiktor Naturski

Poland

+48 668 165 112


Forest Educators Association
Stowarzyszenie Edukatorów Leśnych
Lukowska 1/98
04-113 Warszawa

www.sel.edu.pl
w.naturski@gmail.com

Anna Pikus

Poland

+48 668 165 112


Centrum Informacyjne Lasów Panstwowch
Ul. Bitwy Warszawskiej 1920 r. nr 3
02-362 Warszawa

anna.pikus@cilp.lasy.gov.pl

Dana Chlpošová

Slovakia

+421 45 5202203


NATIONAL FOREST CENTRE - Institute for Forest Consulting and Education
Sokolská 2
960 52 Zvolen

www.nlcsk.org
chlposova@nlcsk.org

Špela Planinšek

Slovenia

+386 1 200 78 34


Slovenian Forestry Institute (SFI)
Večna pot 2
1000 Ljubljana

www.gozdis.si
spela.planinsek@gozdis.si

Rolf Jucker

Switzerland

+41 44 291 21 91


Fondation SILVIVA
Jenatschstrasse 1
CH-8002 Zürich

www.silviva.ch/
rolf.jucker@silviva.ch

Josephine Lavelle

England

+44 7979 513 343


Forestry England
620 Bristol Business Park
Bristol, BS16 1EJ

www.forestryengland.uk
josephine.lavelle@forestryengland.uk

Sally York

United Kingdom - Scotland

+44 131 314 6354


Forestry Commission
231 Corstorphine Rd
Edinburgh EH12 7AT

www.forestry.gov.uk
sally.york@forestry.gov.scot

Ulrike Schuth

Germany

+49(0)228 94 59 83 8


German Association for the Protection of Forests
Schutzgemeinschaft Deutscher Wald Bundesverband e.V. (SDW)
Dechenstrasse 8
53115 Bonn, Germany

www.sdw.de
ulrike.schuth@sdw.de

Anna Petrakieva

Bulgaria

+359 886 834 165


Vitosha Nature Park
17, "Anthim I" str.
1303, Sofia

www.park-vitosha.org
anpetrakieva@park-vitosha.org