3rd International Conference of Forestry Training Centres - 6-8 June 2011 Ossiach (Austria)
Forestry training in European countries within the next 10 years
How to tackle the major challenges during the crisis and beyond?
The launch of the pan-European association of forestry training
- The official launch of the European Forestry and Environmental Skills
Council (EFESC) which will be the organisation to manage and
maintain skills and competence certificates for forestry.
- The accreditation of training centres for delivering European
certifications of competencies recognised by the forestry sector.
Addressing the future challenges with practical actions
- Funding issues, public support, quality of forestry training, meeting
forestry sector needs, technical requirements, common understanding
of challenges and threats and recommendations. What is the role of
the training partners, including entrepreneurs, industry and the
forest owners? How can training centres meet the international
- Recognition of competencies at a European level: Examples of new
European Certificates of Competencies (chain-saw users and forestry
- Pan-European skills and competence certification under the umbrella
of EFESC.Come to Ossiach and help ensuring that future certificates
will meet the needs of forestry and environmental services.
- Advantages of partnerships with manufacturers of forest machines:
Example of a partnership presented jointly by a training centre and
machines manufacturers Valmet/Komatsu, Pfanzelt).
- The traditional marketplace: Exploring new ways of working
through European programmes.