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Forestry training goes digital

Man sieht durch den Sucher einer Kamera Waldarbeiter im Wald

Forestry is very much practice-oriented, so the digital paths in education are not yet very developed. The project 2ForT wants to change this circumstance.

The “Centre Forestier” in Provence, together with the BFW, the German “Kuratorium für Waldarbeit und Forsttechnik”, the “Slovenia Forest Service” and the Belgian educational institution “Katholiek Onderwijs Vlaanderen”, has set itself the goal of improving the competences of European instructors in forestry education, especially in the field of e-learning. New pedagogical methods should lead to better results and higher satisfaction for both trainers and trainees.

The last few years have shown that the topic of blended learning is increasingly coming into focus and that many trainers still have room for improvement. This term refers to a combination of virtual and classical teaching methods, whereby the advantages of modern e-learning concepts are combined with meaningful, non-virtual learning components.

Improvement throughout Europe

Through the use of innovative approaches, the aim is to improve forestry training throughout Europe. Even an extension to other vocational training is conceivable if the methods and instruments tested in this project can achieve good results.

These successes would be, for example, a higher quality of forestry professionals who go to work with even more enthusiasm and passion and work more efficiently and, above all, more safely. In the long run, this will lead to a better adaptation to the needs of the forestry sector with fewer accidents and a higher recognition of forestry workers as they respect sustainable forest management and can explain what it is all about.

Project info

Project title: 2ForT
Project title long: Fresh Trend in Forestry Training
Duration: 06.02.2022 – 05.02.2025

Funding body: Erasmus
Project Management: Centre Forestrier de la region Provence Alpes Cote d’Azur
Project partner:

  • BFW
  • KFW – Board of Trustees for Forest Work and Technology
  • Katholiek Onderwijs Vlaanderen
  • Slovenia Forest Service


Anna-Maria Walli, Federal Forest Research Centre, Seckendorff-Gudent-Weg 8, 1131 Vienna,