They help farmers to pick asparagus and support foresters with salvage-cutting bark-beetle damaged trees: The EU – and especially countries like Spain, Poland and Germany – is heavily dependent on so called “seasonal migrants”, either from other EU Member States or third world countries. Bringing the issue closer to home, Germany receives around 300,000 workers per year for agricultural, horticultural and forestry work, many of them from Central and Eastern Europe, especially Poland and Romania. Very often, they remain invisible. We asked ourselves, how many of these workers can we specifically find in the forest sector? What roles do they play and how can these be distinguished from the agricultural sector? How are the working conditions? And what can we do to make this issue more visible?Leave a Comment
Category: FOREST EUROPE
Green impact, Green Jobs: The future of the pan-European forest sector by FOREST EUROPE and Thünen-Institute
Employment in the pan-European forest sector is decreasing already for some time and the forest sector workforce is aging rapidly. A recent report by FOREST EUROPE and the Thünen-Institute of Forestry provides the latest facts and figures about employment in the pan-European forest sector as well as information about green forest jobs in general and the trends, challenges, and opportunities that green jobs present and recommendations on how to reverse these trends.
The discussions focused on how Sustainable Forest Management can maintain and enhance biodiversity, ensuring forest ecosystem services. In addition, the board headed by the deputy…Leave a Comment
Forest biodiversity is under pressure in some regions of Europe due to climate change, landscape fragmentation, pollution, and unsustainable forest management practices. But, how will…Leave a Comment
Originally posted in foresteurope.org The International Day of Forests is celebrated on 21 March. Today forest health matters more than ever considering the increasing tendencies and…Leave a Comment
FOREST EUROPE is currently providing virtual guest lectures at universities around Europe. Why? Well, FOREST EUROPE not only focuses on Sustainable Forest Management, but also…Leave a Comment
FOREST EUROPE is leading a Think Tank and forum for debate on Sustainable Forest Management. The orientation that a Think Tank provides increases in times of pressing demands on forest ecosystem services and inequitable impact of climate change on forest health.Leave a Comment
FOREST EUROPE would like to invite you to take part in our current online Tag and Share Instagram campaign: Grow Green Jobs!
The campaign aims at raising awareness among students as well as young professionals in the fields of forestry, natural sciences, agriculture, and agroforestry. We want them to know the existing professions and career paths that are fostering a transition to a more sustainable economy in Europe. We want to inspire students and young professionals, and expect them to share their own experiences with sustainable jobs in the forest. Grow Green Jobs will showcase jobs from all over Europe in the format of one-minute videos.Leave a Comment
Gabrielle’s desire to study science in the university made her study forestry at the University of British Columbia, Canada. Not only did she succeed academically,…Leave a Comment
FOREST EUROPE brand new webinar series “From the roots to the canopy” will guide you through key topics (see the Work Programme 2021-24), and to forest-related emerging issues relevant at the pan-European level. This series will enhance cross-sectoral knowledge exchange and target…Leave a Comment