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Foresters towards life long learning for better forest management (HUSKROUA/1001/028)
Start date: May 31, 2012, End date: May 30, 2014 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The project aims at developing tangible conditions for life long learning of forestry practitioners of the border regions of Ukraine and Slovakia via improvement of on-job training system and establishment of practical institutional co-operation among the training institutions and forest administrations. To change the paradigm of forest management among forestry practitioners thus changing the system of forest management towards multifunctional and sustainable (close to nature). Main activities:WP 1: Institutional cooperation for improvement of professional knowledge exchange, training programs, materials and facilities WP 2. Professional skills improvement for trainers and forestry practitioners on multifunctional forest management and close to nature silviculture WP 3. Awareness raising on issues of multifunctional forest management and close to nature silviculture. Dissemination and cross-border exchange WP 4. Project management and administration Achievements: Established practical collaboration and partnership among on-job training institutions and forest enterprises of target territories; Improved training programs for on-job training of forestry practitioners; Sample plots for training and demonstration established in both countries; Training manual on close to nature silviculture and multifunctional forest management developed and published in Ukrainian and Slovakian; New skills and knowledge for trainers of on-job training on close to nature silviculture anchored in UA; Increased professional level of forestry practitioners and forest managers; Raised awareness of the foresters and public in the target territory on issues of multifunctional forest management and close to nature silviculture.
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