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Save the Date: Forests in Women’s Hands: April 12th – 13th, 2021

Der Waldcampus Österreich, im Hintergrund der Berg Traunstein

The Austrian Research Centre for Forests (BFW), together with Forstfrauen, the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) and the International Forestry Students’ Association (IFSA), have the pleasure to invite you to the international conference

Forests in Women’s Hands
April 12th – 13th, 2021
at the Forest Training Centre „WALDCAMPUS Österreich“ in Traunkirchen, Austria

Why and for whom is gender equality important? What enables or prevents gender equality from being achieved in society and organisations? What determines if interventions contribute to achieving goals? Why do some selected measures fail to meet objectives? What are the roles of institutional structures, educational systems and traditions?

At the international conference Forests in Women’s Hands, connecting women in forestry is a central theme. Participants will meet members of existing women’s networks and have the opportunity to exchange best practice examples and discuss relevant activities and initiatives. Additionally, the conference will increase the visibility of women and their achievements in the forest sector.

If you want to present your own women’s network at the marketplace of initiatives or know about relevant initiatives connected to gender equality in forestry that could be presented, please contact We will open the registration at the end of October. For more information and updates, please visit our website