The European Forest Week 2017 – through Education to forest-based Bioeconomy

FOREST EUROPE launched a bioeconomy campaign during the European Forest Week held on 9-13 October 2017 under the theme of “Forests, our common good.” The main activities took place in Warsaw, Poland. FOREST EUROPE – Liaison Unit Bratislava – prepared a campaign “Bioeconomy and European Forest Week 2017 – a great chance to see the role of our forests in education for sustainable development.

The target group of the campaign is the broad public, especially younger generations in schools, as they represent the future decision makers. The campaign contains a pedagogical approach as well as model activities for pupils. These educational materials explore different ways of teaching and learning about the bioeconomy. The material uses and explains the principal steps in order to provide environmental education on sustainable development and on how to raise awareness about the bioeconomy.

During the forest week, an activity booklet was launched with background information describing the bioeconomy and explaining how it relates to forestry. The material is available in three languages (English, German and Russian):

The website of the campaign provides extensive information on the bioeconomy and forests, biodiversity and consumer issues and also offers a chance to vote on the “TOP forest product in my life”: http://foresteurope.org/bioeconomy-european-forest-week-2017/

For more information: FOREST EUROPE, Liaison Unit Bratislava, http://www.foresteurope.org

Published 15/11/2017

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