Fem4Forest / Forests in Women’s Hands
The main objective of Fem4Forest project is to strengthen the forest sector at local, regional and interregional level trough increased involvement and ability of women actors by supporting their equal presence and competences at the market in the Danube region.
The project offers new and well adapted innovative learning approach which will support a more active role of women in the forest sector.
Fem4Forest identifies and analyses the innovation needs of labour market and forest entrepreneurs and demonstrates the transferability of ideas and good practice examples (GPE) by a series of pilot actions within the Danube region (DR) territory to push forward the ability of women actors to gain a foothold in the workforce resp. innovate their forest business to boost the competitiveness of the forest based sector on the European market.
Start date: 01-07-2020
End date: 31-12-2022
Budget in Euro:
Overall: 1 622 544 EUR
Call number: Call 3
Priority: Innovative and socially responsible Danube region
Specific objective: Increase competences for business and social innovation
Project website: http://www.interreg-danube.eu/approved-projects/fem4forest
24 partners of the project:
|Slovenian forestry institute||Slovenia|
|Forest Training Center Pichl||Austria|
|NOWA Training Counselling Project management||Austria|
|Bavarian State Institute of Forestry||Germany|
|Forest Owner Association Styria||Austria|
|PRIZMA Foundation for Improvement of Employment Possibilities||Slovenia|
|Croatian Chamber of Forestry and Wood Technology Engineers||Croatia|
|Croatian Union of Private Forest Owners Associations||Croatia|
|University Ştefan cel Mare of Suceava||Romania|
|Czech University of Life Sciences Prague||Czech Republic|
|Association Economy and Democracy||Bulgaria|
|Forestry and Environmental Action||Bosnia & Herzegovina|
|University of Belgrade-Faculty of Forestry||Serbia|
|Agency for sustainable development of the Carpathian region “FORZA”||Ukraine|
|Community of interest Female Forest Owners in Bavaria||Germany|
|Chamber of agriculture and forestry of Slovenia- Agriculture and forestry institution Maribor||Slovenia|
|Forest owners association of Slovenia||Slovenia|
|Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management – Directorate of Forests||Serbia|
|Education Initiative INA of the Styrian Chamber of Agricultural Workers||Austria|
|College for agriculture and forestry||Austria|
|LIECO GmbH & Co KG||Austria|
|Ukrainian Foresters Society||Ukraine|
|North-East Regional Development Agency||Romania|
|BULGARIAN BRACH CHAMBER OF WOODWORKING AND FURNITURE INDUSTRY||Bulgaria|
The planned activities are demand-driven and target three most crucial components: social inclusion, gender equality and economic independency. Due to multi-actor approach Fem4Forest has the genuine and strong involvement of target groups that will be engaged in various activities in order to voice their needs and co-create good practice examples.
The variety of options that already exist in different countries will be analyzed and presented through benchmarking study and through the selection of good practice examples. A new innovative approach for learning from each other and mentoring will be established. Fem4Forest model (demand driven action plan, awareness raising campaign, mentoring and training programme) for integration of women will be developed and tested in pilot actions. Fem4Forest will contribute to a higher employment rate in the Danube region, also through tackling young and long-term unemployment women in rural areas.