Das Interreg-Projekt Fem4Forest („Wald in Frauenhänden“) startete am 1. Juli 2020 mit 14 Partner-organisationen aus zehn Ländern des Donauraumes (Slowenien, Kroatien, Österreich, Deutschland, Bosnien und Herzegowina, Serbien, Rumänien, Tschechien, Bulgarien, Ukraine).
The project Fem4Forest "Forests in Women's Hands" started in July 2020 and involves 14 partners from 10 countries (Slovenia, Croatia, Austria, Germany, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Romania, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Ukraine). The project is funded under the Interreg Danube Transnational Program. The leading partner is the Forestry Institute of Slovenia, and the project leader is Dr Nike Krajnc. In Bavaria the LWF will closely work together with the Community of interest Female Forest Owners, regional forest offices and other important stakeholders.
Within the Fem4Forest project, we will highlight different roles of women in forestry and more broadly, in forest supply chains. We will explore different possibilities for more active participation of women in forest management as well as in the labour market and in different levels of decision-making. Through a series of pilot projects in the Danube region, we aim to identify different possibilities for a more active role of women through the transfer of ideas and examples of good practice.
The main objective of Fem4Forest is to strengthen the forest sector at local, regional and interregional level through increased involvement and ability of women actors by supporting their equal presence and competences at the market in Danube region. The project offers a new and innovative approach to education and mentoring that will enable a more active role for women in the forestry sector.
On the basis of a comparative study and a selection of examples of good practice, we will present various employment opportunities for women in forestry in the participating countries. The planned activities are demand-driven and target three most crucial components: social inclusion, gender equality and economic independency. Due to multi-actor approach Fem4Forest has the genuine and strong involvement of target groups that will be engaged in various activities in order to voice their needs and co-create good practice examples. Thus, the Fem4Forest model (demand-based action plan, awareness campaign, mentoring and training program) for the integration of women will be developed. By addressing the problem of young and long-term unemployed women in rural areas, we will also contribute to a higher employment level in the Danube region in the long term.
In Bavaria almost half of the forest owners are women owning about 500,000 ha (20 % of the total forest area) either alone or in a collective property. In comparison to this high number of female forest owners the share of women as professionals in the forest based sector or boards of forest owner associations is comparatively low. As part of the project, we want to make the role of women in forestry in Bavaria more visible, offer new opportunities, show examples of good practice and, if interested, organize various forms of training and mentoring.
TITLE: Forests in women‘s hands
Project No.: DTP3-500-1.2 Fem4Forest
Start date: 1.07.2020 End date: 31.12.2022
Project budged: 1.6 million €
Partnership: 14 partners, from 10 countries (7 ERDF, 2 IPA, 1 ENI-UA)
Umsetzungsideen für Bayern sind u.a.:
Projektleitung LWF: Roland Schreiber
Projektbearbeitung LWF: Dr. Kathrin Böhling
Projekt Leadpartner: Slowenisches Forstinstitut, Dr. Nike Krajnc
Laufzeit: 1. Juli 2020 bis 31. Dezember 2022
Durchführende Institutionen: Bayerische Landesanstalt für Wald und Forstwirtschaft und Slowenisches Forstinstitut
Finanzierung: 1,6 Mio. Euro, kofinanziert durch die Europäische Union via Interreg Donauraumprogramm