ICA Workshops 2023

ICA Workshops

ICA announces 3 workshops to be held in parallel from lunchtime on Wednesday 26 April to lunchtime on Friday 28 April at Warsaw University of Life Sciences.  The three workshops are promoted by the ICA Board Education Committees.  The overall title for the Workshops is Enhancing Student and Industry Engagement in Life Sciences Higher Education. An overview of the three Workshops can be viewed here https://www.ica-europe.info/overview-choose-your-workshop

The individual Workshops are:

1)  Workshop Title: The Student Engagement Challenge

2)  Workshop Title: Engaging with industry to ensure that graduates and professionals are well prepared for employment in the Bioeconomy.

3)  Workshop Title: Embedding student challenges and competitions in sustainable entrepreneurship education

You may be eligible for financial support under the ERASMUS+ staff mobility training funding available through your university. Details of this funding opportunity can be found here

Details of how Register, book your hotel, and information on how to travel to Warsaw can also be found on this website.

Consider making a short presentation to the discussion.  A call is open for you to present a Case Study or Short Intervention in each of the Workshops.  Details of this opportunity is indicated in each Workshop programme and a summary of the call is made here   The deadline for submitting a Case Study or Short Intervention is Monday 3 April.  The possibilities are highlighted in the attached Workshop flyers.

Register now for one of the Workshops Come and join the face to face roundtable discussions focusing on innovation in life sciences higher education.  

Actual Message of SILVA Network’s presidency

Dear Colleagues and Friends of SILVA Network,

Like many of us were feeling in these days, I was shocked and paralyzed by the pictures of people suffering and dying in burning cities in Ukraine, many decades after World War II. Putin’s war, in violation of the law of nations, severely affects lives of all people on the European continent, both in Western countries and in Russia itself. Our full solidarity is with the Ukrainian colleagues whose families are in acute danger of loosing their homes and even their lives.

Since the 1980s, SILVA Network performed as a platform where people from all countries in Europe were peacefully and friendly sharing their views on university education on forests. Very often we had participants from Russia joining our conferences, and only a few years ago our colleagues in St. Petersburg hosted an important meeting. This is unique in the ICA Organization, where SILVA constitutes one of the standing committees, as Russian organizations are not members in the other initiatives.

Taking into account the actual situation, I deeply regret that we have to suspend cooperation with state institutions from Russia for the time the war in Ukraine is going on. This is definitely not a measure against our colleagues, rather against a regime that endangers peace and freedom in Europe. Like other European organizations in forest research and education, we are open for continuation of our contacts on a personal basis and ready for rebuilding official bridges after this insane war comes to an end.

Kind regards,

Norbert Weber

Forestry education and beyond

SILVA supports Grow Green Jobs. Find out more and join us!

Grow Green Jobs is an Instagram campaign developed by Forest Europe. It aims to raise awareness among students as well as young professionals in the fields of forestry, natural sciences, agriculture, and agroforestry. We want them to know the existing professions and career paths in their vicinity that are fostering a transition to a more sustainable economy in Europe. Our aim is to inspire students and young professionals, therefore we encourage them to share their own experiences with sustainable jobs in the forest. Grow Green Jobs will showcase Green Jobs from all over Europe in the format of one-minute videos. Forest Europe is also producing social media content and radio ads to broaden the campaign’s reach. This material introduces concrete jobs and provides information on how to take part in the Instagram campaign. To learn more about the campaign follow us on Instagram@foresteuropedotorg

How can I take part in the Grow Green Jobs campaign?

Grow Green Jobs banner 

1.  Post a video of your project: Click here to see an example (link: Trend Reporting fowala - YouTube)

2. Suggest a communication channel and other potential partners: Click on the link to know more about the benefits our partners receive (link: FOREST EUROPE | Grow Green Jobs invitation)

3.  Spread the word!: Check our Instagram account @foresteuropedotorg and use the hashtag #GrowGreenJobs

How can I stay tuned?

Within the Workstream 3 "Green Jobs and Forest Education", Forest Europe is currently conducting seminars for students studying a forest-related field. Here, they are introducing Forest Europe and explaining the importance of this pan-European political process.

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