Title Enseignement professionnel et formation sur la gestion des très vieux arbres
Project Number 2012-1-SE1-LEO05-11641
Project Type Projets de transfert d'innovation
Des très vieux arbres sont des arbres à la fin de leur cycle de vie naturel et plein de trous et de bois mort, mais ayant une grande valeur écologique et culturelle. Ces arbres sont, par définition, remplaçable qu’au fil des siècles et demandent une gestion spécifique.
L'objectif de ce projet est de diffuser la connaissance de la gestion des très vieux arbres, développé principalement au Royaume-Uni, à tous les intervenants. Nous visons à renforcer dans toute l'Europe la qualité et la quantité de la formation sur leur gestion. Par la formation de futurs formateurs et en leur fournissant du matériel de formation de qualité et gratuit, ils pourront indépendamment organiser des formation à un niveau de base.
Les principaux ‘produits’ de ce projet seront du matériel de formation sur la gestion des très vieux arbres et une formation pour les formateurs. Le matériel de formation sera disponible gratuitement pour tous les formateurs à travers l'Europe.
The general objective of this project is to spread innovative training techniques, mainly developed in the UK, to all the stakeholders in veteran tree management who expressed a need for knowledge and skills. To date training initiatives have been set up, but they remain scarce and scattered. This project aims at boosting the quality and quantity of vocational education and training in veteran tree management throughout Europe and at 'short circuiting' the learning process in all partner countries, without repeating mistakes and unnecessarily losing veteran trees. We are not aiming directly at the end-users of veteran tree management training, but potential trainers. By training these and by providing them with free quality training material that sets a European ‘standard’ in veteran tree management, they will be able to independently organise training courses on a basic level.
The consortium consists of an array of organisations linked to veteran tree management or arboricultural training: the NGO Ancient Tree Forum is the European centre of expertise in veteran tree management and has developed the bulk of the innovative training. These have been put to practice by Amigos de los Arboles Viejos in northern Spain and by the research and consultancy firm Pro Natura from Sweden. Inverde is Flanders’ lead training centre in nature conservation and Progresul Silvic is the main information exchange organisation in Romania and is managing two major nature conservation areas with thousands of veteran trees.
The main ‘products’ of this project will be training material for an innovative training course in veteran tree management (presentations, case studies etc.) and a ‘Train the trainers’ package for preparing trainers to independently organise the basic training course. The training material for the basic course is freely available for all trainers throughout Europe and they are supported with online training tools (videos, e-learning) and an online mentoring system where they are backed up by a European Veteran Tree Network.
The direct impact of this project will be the training of specialist trainers throughout Europe. The results will be further cascaded out to key stakeholders in veteran tree management so they have easy access to basic veteran tree management training. The potential end users of the basic training course are estimated to be between 5.000 and 20.000 persons per partner country (and more in the rest of Europe).
Description During the first months of the project, a survey of all the available sources of information has been put together (existing course material, books, pictures, ...) Based on that information the training material for a 1 day basic workshop in veteran tree management has been developed. This workshop has been tested and reviewed during VETree pilot workshops in Belgium and in Romania (and other informal pilot workshops). The training material for the basic workshop has been further elaborated into course material for a 3-day 'Train the trainers' workshop, which was tested in 3 countries (UK, Sweden and Spain) in 2014. Paralell to that process, tutorial video's in all languages have been made, which can be watched online or downloaded for offline (training) use. The e-learning module to disseminate these has been integrated in the VETree website.
Formation tout au long de la vie
Formation ouverte et à distance
Agriculture, Sylviculture et Pêche
Matériel pour l'enseignement
Enseignement à distance
Product information The products of the project are mainly training material in different formats and on different levels (presentations, picture slideshows, case studies, videos, quizzes, handbook, ...) All of these are available in all partner languages and can be downloaded from the project website www.vetree.eu