Project Description 

Vocational training in forestry is characterized by a vast amount of challenges. These are due to many factors, starting from the multitude of topics associated to forestry, ranging from the regional specifications, the outdoor based training, the economic and ecological impact, the rapid evolution in forestry techniques and science, to the increasing need for wood as a renewable resource.

Through transnational cooperation, forestry schools, teachers and students try to keep themselves up-to-date, learn from each other and put their resources in common in order to improve their quality of training.

Thus this project defines several aims to meet these expectations:

  • Comparison of forestry and forestry training in different countries
  • Knowledge transfer between partners
  • Sharing and creation of educational material (video-tutorials, dictionaries…)
  • Elaboration of ECVET units

The project involves 6 partners:

Workshop in spring, 2017, Munkagard Sweden

Invitation and cover letter

23.04. Arrival at Landvetter airport, Gothenburg or to Kastrup airport, Copenhagen.

24.04. Visit in Gothenburg, the University of Chalmers

Topic: How the Swedish forest is turned into the material of the future. Short presentation of the science and discussion about the theme.
Leader: scientist Dr. Merima Hasani (Wallenberg Wood Science Centre)
Lunch at the University
Afternoon: sightseeing in Gotenburg -Â, we will go for a guided bustour in english.
City visit and time on your own
Dinner in Gothenburg

25.04. The Forest education of Sweden. Curricula of the different levels

Kristin Persson  Skogsbrukets Yrkesnämnd informera om skogsbruket i Sverige.
Workshop: The educational systems in partner countries
Lunch at the college
Dinner at restaurant in Läjet/ Varberg

26.04. Derome Industrier -visit the sawmill, retail store, house factory etc.

Lunch at the college
Swedish forest – ownership, timber trade etc
Afternoon: discussion and conclusion of the morning program
Update of the forestry glossary
Visit swish forest- Åkulla bokskogar/ eventuellt en gallring
Dinner at  Folkareds Pub.

27.04. Visit at Stora Enso Paper AB, Hylte Mill.

Guided tour in english at the paper mill- logg/paper.
Lunch Torups Gästgiveri
High tech forestry equipment in action in Hylte
The use of carbon fibre in the industry
Underwater Sauna at Ästad Bondgård.

28.04. Conclusion, feedback, follow up

Lunch at the college
Guided tour at the Fortress and Getterön Bird Observatory 


SILVAforum Video-Tutorials
Horse Logging:


SILVAforum Video-Tutorial about oak bark harvesting. Part 1: Stripping the bark