About the mobility project in Norway

Posted by: | Posted on: June 6, 2014

Between 12 and 15th of May 2014, The Group for Education and Ecology from Arges County organized the mobility project “Romanian and Norwegian Partnership for Education, Ecology and Protection of Arges Forest”.  G.E.E.A. Volunteers, Marin Toma- president, Georgiana Curea- vicepresident and Eric Curea- project manager, met in Biri, Norway, with  Bjørn Helge Bjørnstad and Sjur Haanshus from the Forestry Extension Institute.

The discussions from Biri were focused on finding common ideas and directions for future collaboration between the two institutions.  The project had also a cultural aspect that had as  activities a tour of Lillehamer city and a visit to the tree nursery from Biri.  Here we saw how trees are grown (especially fir and pine) and how they’re stored during Winter. Also, we’ve seen the procedure done during quality control before the trees are stored and again before being delivered. Also, near the tree nursery, there is an installation that uses scrap wood and wood chips to ensure heat for the tree nursery, the school and other institutions from Biri.

The Forestry Extension Institute is a non-governmental organization founded in 1958. The Institute is organized as a partnership with 39 forestry organizations and scientific institutions forming the membership. The main purpose of the Institute is to provide continuing education and training in the forestry sector and in forestry related fields, as well as to heighten public awareness to the importance of forestry. This is accomplished by educational materials, conferences and consulting services. The activities of the Institute are countrywide and cover a large variety of subjects within forest management, planning, economy, silviculture, ecology, forest operations and techniques, wildlife management and multiple use of forest land. Several of their projects are focused on education of children by using  outdoor learning activities. The main reason is that today children are the leaders of tomorrow.

The project was funded by NGO Fund in Romania, part of EEA Grants, administrated by Fundatia pentru Dezvoltarea Societatii Civile.

For further information:

www.fondong.fdsc.ro –  NGO Fund in Romania

http://eeagrants.org/  – The EEA Grants and Norway Grants represent the contribution of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.


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