FINLAND: Forestry Education, Practice & Conservation

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Proposed Dates Late August/September 2022 

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Update March 2022. The war in Ukraine has brought new uncertainty to some of the courses. We are talking to our hosts to check if the war will have any impact on the courses.  We have new dates for NET courses in 2022. The decision of the UK government to leave the Erasmus+ programme will not affect this project. We will update participants of any new travel insurance and visa regulations. Please send an expression of interest to

Participants from the postponed course in 2020 will be offered first choice on any rescheduled courses in 2022.

We have confirmed dates and details. We will post them here and share through our consortium. 

Hosts: TAMK Tampere University of Applied Sciences

Course Dates: 30th August to 6th September 2022

Application Deadline: TBA but course oversubscribed

Preparation Meeting Date: TBA August 2022

Aims & Themes: exploring conservation, urban and commercial forestry in Finland; forestry education; hunting; ecology of mires and peatlands; skill sharing with Finnish forestry students

Draft Itinerary: the course details will be finalised when the participants are selected. Arrival Tampere; the course will be centred around Tampere University & will include a presentation from Scottish participants to Finnish students; there will be visits to conservation, commercial and urban forest & a national park, Seitseminen or Helventinjarvi National Parks.

Reports from 2019 & 2018

Click here to download the full NET course list for 2020.

Click here to download the NET 5 2020 application form. (SNH staff are very
welcome to email an expression of interest but they must complete their own internal HR process before submitting an application form)



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