In 2019 we plan visits to the following destinations: (Links appear further down the page)
Spain 25th April – 2nd May Dehesa San Francisco (Organic Farming & Biodiversity)
Slovakia (NE) 25th May – 1st June Krajina (High Tatras) (this course is now full)
Norway late May to early June Evenstad University (Forests, Predators, Environmental Interpretation) (this course is now full)
Poland 9th to 16th June EUCC (Coasts & Wetlands, Odra Delta & Baltic)
Iceland 2nd to 9th June Byggđasafn Skagfirđinga (Turf Building) (this course is now full)
Slovenia 4th to 12th July VITA (Biodiversity & Sustainable Development) (this course is now full)
Estonia 1st to 10th August Heritage Tours (Natural & Cultural Heritage of the Coast)
Finland 2nd to 9th September Tampere University (Forestry, Biodiversity & Education) (this course is now full)
Latvia 2nd to 9th September Latvia State Forest Service (Green Infrastructure & Landscape Management) (this course is now full)
Romania 9th to 16th September Satul Verde (Romania Village Farming)
Cyprus 23rd – 30th September Kato Drys Municipality (Community Art & Cultural Heritage)
Slovakia (S) first week October Lisov Museum (Cultural Heritage & Traditional Skills)
Bulgaria 5th to 12th October Devetaki Plateau Association (Culture & Nature Heritage Management)
The reports from 2018 are very useful in helping you to decide which programme is going to be most relevant to you. There are a range of individual reports and films, as well as a summary report of NET4 in 2018. Visit the Reports section of the website.
What the grant covers:
Training costs and fees: to the host organisation
Accommodation: During the study visit. It does not cover any expenses incurred prior to the visit commencing or at the end of the visit.
(E.g. staying in a hotel before departure or being collected from a designated collection point.)
The NET programme visits some of the most beautiful and rural areas of Europe. Please be aware that there may be shared, usually twin room, accommodation, during the visits.
Food: The Grant covers the main meals, or equivalent packed lunches etc., for the group throughout the study visit. This will vary from country to country but the basics will always be covered.
Travel: Travel during the study visit is covered by the grant. It does not include any travel expenses incurred by the participant prior to being collected from the meeting point or at the end of the study visit after leaving the rest of the group. If a participant wants to pursue activities outwith the group, in their free time, then they must pay for any travel expenses incurred themselves.
There is a small grant available to cover exceptional costs for those traveling from the Islands
How to apply.
The application form is available on the web page at www.archnetwork.org or from ARCH at firstname.lastname@example.org NET (Nature Exchange Training) is about providing appropriate, useful educational/training opportunities that fit within your own training needs (so if you have a personal development plan, annual objectives etc that this supports that might be helpful). You should also consider how you would share any learning outcomes with colleagues.
Who can go?
These opportunities are open to ‘Adult Education Staff’ – that is – those who have a role in disseminating information, skills or informal training to colleagues, staff, in their own or other organisations or to the public.
Do I need to take annual leave to go on these trips?
Please have a conversation with your line manager about this as individual situations will vary.
Participants must purchase their own European Travel Insurance for the duration of the study visit. Participants must have a European health card available though the Post Office or online at www.dh.gov/travellers. We will await further details on how BREXIT will affect EHIC and travel insurance and share with participants at preparation meetings.