Barents Forest Forum 2019 – Pre-Conference workshop



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The Barents region in a biobased future

October 15-17, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

The Barents Forest Forum is a cooperation platform for forest sector stakeholders in the Barents region. Over the course of three days, participants from business, policy, research and development, and education will discuss the biobased future of Northern Europe with a particular focus on the Barents region.

The conference commences with a workshop focused on labor supply, equal opportunities and education. The conference continues with high-level practice-oriented presentations with focus on examples from Finland, Norway, Russia and Sweden. There will be opportunities for networking and practical demonstrations in forest-related excursions. The conference is open to all.

15 October – Pre-conference activity

Working for a future forest sector

13.30 – 14.00  Coffee and registration

14.00 – 18.00  Pre-conference workshop (Moderated session)

Facilitated by

Fredrik Johansson, Business Director & Filip Hammarberg, Designer, Daresay, Sweden

Lina Arnesson Ceder, Project Manager, SLU, Sweden

Introductions by

Herman Sundqvist, Director-General, Swedish Forestry Agency, Sweden

Bjørn Helge Bjørnstad, Project Coordinator, Forestry Extension Institute, Norway

Elin Olofsson, Business Developer, SCA, Sweden

Fredrik Gunnarsson, Head of the Labor Market Commission Unit, Swedish Forestry Agency, Sweden

Ola Carlén, Program Director of studies, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden

The aim of the workshop is to discuss the future forest sector from a labour perspective, emphasising the perspectives of young people in the region. Topics that will be covered during the workshop are education (focusing on forest-related education), equal opportunities, expectations on employers and on employees, and the challenges of labour supply in the forest sector.

Participation of young persons with a keen interest in forests, from each country in the Barents region is essential.

18.00 – 20.00 Open Reception


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