"Cooperation and education as the key to sustainable development" is a new Erasmus+ cooperation project that involves the River Mirna Basin Model Forest (Croatia) and Provence Model Forest (France) together with a lead partner Maskulińskie Forest Inspectorate and a Forest School Complex both from Poland.
Education for sustainable development and vocational training should have a common denominator, which is the education of a young person who is a conscious citizen, not only of his own country, but of the global community regardless of the national borders.
Project aims at providing an opportunity to educators and vocational training instructors to personally get acquainted with the work of international partners that are active in the field of forest education.
Through the project, several international meetings will take place in Poland, France and Croatia.
In Poland, project partners will conduct workshops with preparation of traditional hunting cuisine and the use of forest fruits. Together with the students of the Forestry School Complex project partners will do tree planting for the cultivation of the Forest Orchard.
In the Croatian Model Forest there will be presented a forest pedagogy as an innovative methodology in the environmental education and in France partners will get acquainted with the activities of education for the sustainable development that are implemented at the territory of the Model Forest.
One of the outputs of the project is a brochure that will be comprised of the good practices in the forest education gathered through international exchange activities. Using selected education methods project partners will carry out education workshops in the high schools in their territories and that way disseminate a new knowledge.
Another result of the project should be creating a forest fairy tales book for children as an outcome of the experience gained.
New educational practices that will be developed through that Erasmus+ project will enrich cooperation between Model Forests of the Mediterranean Network and will expand the Model Forest approach as the one promoting education for sustainable development around the globe that is for sure a desirable attribute.