The international project Fem4Forest started on July 1, 2020, with a wide variety of partner organizations from ten countries in the Danube region. The Styrian project partner organizations nowa from Graz, the Forest Training Center and Pichl the Forest Owner Association Styria hope that this project will maximize the use of potentials and provide a multifaceted perspective on issues and challenges that women in forestry are confronted with.
The overarching contribution of the project lies in increasing the innovation and competitiveness of the forest sector, the regions and the countries of the Danube region.
The first project steps could be finalized with the preparation of the report REPORT ON CURRENT SITUATION AND POSITION OF WOMEN IN FORESTRY IN DANUBE REGION. Until the report is officially published towards the end of 2021, we will provide a preview of the situation of women in Austrian forestry (in German).
The project partners are currently working on the implementation of a regional online workshop in order to be able to present the first results. The next steps include gaining experience from women in forestry using online questionnaires, personal interviews and round tables in order to create in larger groups of participants a basis for the development of necessary steps for a better integration of women.
DTP3-500-1.2 Fem4Forest, Project co-funded by European Union funds (ERDF, IPA, ENI)