The full program can be downloaded here. The biographies of the speakers can be seen here.


Thursday, May 26, 2022

Arrival day

6.30 p.m. with open end

  • Get-together on the Bräuwiese at the Traunsee (approx. 5 minutes walk from WALDCAMPUS Austria)
  • In case of rain the get-together will take place at the bistro of the WALDCAMPUS Austria.


Friday, May 27, 2022

Women in Forestry in focus – What we have, who we are:
Solutions and success stories

8.30 a.m. - 9.30 a.m.

  • Arrival of participants at WALDCAMPUS Austria
  • Registration

9.30 a.m. until 12.30 p.m.

  • Opening
    Florian Hader, head of WALDCAMPUS Austria
    Nike Kranjc, Project Leader Fem4Forest, Slovenian Forestry Institute
    Dagmar Karisch-Gierer, Forest Training Center Pichl, Chairwoman of Forstfrauen
  • The identity of successful women leaders
    Keynote speech by Sabine Pelzmann, Integrative leadership and organizational development
  • Fem4Forest – a project makes women visible and sets an example for the future
    • Women in the forest sector of the Danube region: essential findings from the Fem4Forest status report
    • Talk with role models
    • Making women visible – examples from the awareness-raising campaign
    • Pilot activities for women in forestry: training, mentoring and cooperation

      Moderation:   Hermine Hackl, Forest Ambassador, and Maximilian Handlos, Forest Association Styria

12.30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

  • Lunch break

2.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m.

  • Excursion to Kremsmünster Abbey forestry company in the Almtal
    Kremsmünster Abbey is one of the few private forest companies in Austria that is run by a female forest graduate - Birgit Stöhr. The forest operation covers an area of approx. 10,200 hectares (5,200 hectares of forest, the rest of unproductive land and water bodies). The 8 forest districts range from 350 meters above sea level to the high mountains. Spruce stocks dominate in the original locations, mixed with larch and fir, as well as deciduous and noble deciduous trees which had been planted after storm hazards. The mountain forests consist primarily of spruce and beech. Next to Birgit Stöhr, five forest workers are employed at the Abbey.

7.30 p.m. with open end

  • Boat trip on the Traun Lake
  • Networking evening at Restaurant Hoisnwirt
    • Film presentation „Forests in Fashion“ and „Real Stihl People”
    • Roots and Growth for the future:
      The International Forest Women Umbrella Organization


Saturday, May 28, 2022

Successful ways into the future: What we need

8.30 a.m. - 9.00 a.m.

  • Arrival of participants at WALDCAMPUS Austria
  • Registration

9.00 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.

  • Summary and statements from the previous day
  • How women shape the future
    Breaking down stereotypes – showing perspectives
    Keynote speech by Eveline Breitwieser-Wunderl, Porsche Holding GmbH, and Victoria Rammer, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria - Campus Hagenberg
  • What women need, what women want
    • Fem4Forest-Surveys: Opinions and needs of forest owners and women in forestry jobs and training
    • Results of the working groups of the conference "Forests in Women's Hands 2021”
  • World Café „Growth for the future“
    Working together on future plans for women in forestry

    Moderation: Hermine Hackl and Maximilian Handlos

12.30 p.m. - 2.00 p.m.

  • Lunch break

2.00 p.m. - 5.30 p.m.

  • Field trip to Treetop Walk Salzkammergut
  • In case of rain: Excursion to Papermaking Museum Laakirchen


 Sunday, May 29, 2022

  • Upon request, a guided tour through the city of Gmunden can be organized (travel self-organized, cost at own expense).
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