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Learning activity in Spain

O Porriño (Spain) from June 27th to 30th, 2022

A total of 12 beneficiaries, distributed among the different partner centers, have participated in the training activity that has taken place in O Porriño (Spain) from June 27th to 30th, 2022.

This training has been structured in different topics related to the forest and its protection, which have been the following: what is a forest for? / forest multifunctionality / paradigm shift in Albanian forestry: seeing the forest beyond the trees / forestry education with children and adults / the importance of fires. In addition to these topics, all the participants have taken an active part in the dissemination event that has been carried out coinciding with this week of training.

Multiplier Event in Romania

The Brașov Metropolitan Agency for Sustainable Development has held an event to present the products developed within the CAREFOREST international project, on June 27, 2022. During this event, presentations will be made on the project and its products, and its interactive methodology of work with the target group.

A total of 25 people participated, from different professional fields, with a clear positive assessment on their part, both in the application of these products in daily life and in the quality of their products.

Multiplier event in Spain

June 28 2022 in O Porriño

This Multiplier Event has taken place on June 28 2022, in O Porriño (Galicia). This event has been organized by one of the partner centers of the project, the Xunta de Galicia, in collaboration with the IES Ribeira do Louro, which has actively participated in the development of this project and its products.

For the celebration of this event, students and teaching staff related to forests, their care and protection, and the environment in general have been invited. In this way, all the educational centers in the area have been contacted, so that they could participate in this activity and the importance of raising awareness about the need to care for and protect forests and improve the capacity of European citizens to face this challenge. current. In addition, companies and other types of associations that have a direct relationship with the environment have been contacted. In this way, there has been a total of 68 people, from different organizations and from different countries, who have contributed their knowledge and experiences directly or indirectly, as speakers or as attendees, during this day.

The main topics that have been discussed during this event, in addition to the presentation of the project and its products, have been the following: testimony of one of the finalists of the Careforest project video contest; presentation of other activities carried out by the IES Ribeira do Louro related to the environment; the Ridiomas forest in the face of climate change; trees pollute – do we keep planting trees?

ASPEA no VI Congresso Internacional de Educação Ambiental dos Países e Comunidades de Língua Portuguesa

Some partners of the project were present at the VI International Congress on Environmental Education of Portuguese-speaking Countries and Communities, which took place between the 2nd and 5th of November, which took place on the island of São Vicente, Cape Verde, at the Faculty of Education and Sport.

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Florestas-que papel no equilíbrio ecológico e climático do planeta?

In this webinar in which about 150 participants have participated, the Careforest project and its main results have been disseminated, in order to reach its target group.


Multiplier event – Careforest Project

19th June 2021

Walking trail in the forests of Parque natural da Serra de S. Mamede – PNSSM, from Castelo de Vide to Marvão mountains, in high Alentejo[1]Portugal, with guidance by technicians of ICNF. Performing of ludic and pedagogic activities about biodiversity and ecossistemic services of the particular and rich forests of Serra de S. Mamede, in different points of the path, by ASPEA educators. This multiplier event was integrated in the program of the 27 th environmental pedagogic journeys. (ASPEA meeting).

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3rd General Meeting Online Careforest June 1st 2021

Consortium partners discussed regarding the suitability of the produced animations to meet the project objectives. In general partners are satisfied with the quality of the animations, even if there are concerns from some partner regarding the need of also representing the positive impact of humans in the forest.

In relation to the video contest, the partners have agreed that the jury would meet to evaluate the videos, based on previously established criteria.

The Multiplier Events are expected to take place in person, during the next months of the project.

Spanish partner, Galician General Directorate of Education, proposed to have the last meeting, as initially foreseen, in Santiago de Compostela. It is initially expected to be organized on February 2022.

Online Meeting CareForest November 18th 2020

Consortium partners discussed about the layout of the E-book sent by ATIN, decided that in order to reduce the quantity of text in the first approach to the e-book, partners in charge of developing the different units must work out a summary of each of the chapters of the developed unit of the e-book. All partners must send as much graphic materials as possible, namely pictures and video recordings, in order to incorporate them to the units of the e-book. Not only for the chapter they have produced, but for all chapters included in the e-book, in order to all units include graphic material form all involved countries. Particular attention will be made to send graphic materials developed by themselves of under a creative commons license. Partners agreed to organize the delayed meeting in Norway for April 15th – 16th.

2nd General Meeting Online – October 13th 2020

Partners discussed the pending content of the e-book and they have agreed to send the pending documentation as soon as possible. Partners agreed on the importance of including reflection questions for the youth. In addition, it has been agreed to send references for each of the chapters of the E-Book, and also include resources and other graphic materials with more content in each of the unit, mainly with didactic interest. The content of the E-Book will be translated into all the languages ​​of the partner countries.
Partners have proposed the timing of future activities.
Regarding the E-Book test, each partner will test it in at least 3 schools. This will serve to test the product and spread the word about the project and its products.

Regarding the virtual game, the promoters of the project show a proposal for it. The partners have proposed a number of modifications.
Regarding dissemination, partners agreed to send more resources, news, graphic material … in order to update the project website and social networks.
Regarding the video competition, work will begin as soon as possible, developing its bases.
Partners have agreed to meet online on November 17th 2020.

Meeting online
September 15th 2020

Partners agreed to send the sections of each chapter that should include references for the other countries. Furthermore, partners agreed to include references for each of the chapters.

Partners spoke about the interim report, in order to include the details for the staff on the management platform.

Regarding the training course, Partners agreed that the best option is to wait some time, in order to check if it is possible to do it face to face. If this is not the case, we will organise it to do online.

Meeting online
April 28th 2020

Partners have shared the work developed so far. The contents of the E-Book continue to be developed and adapted to each of the partner countries.
CareForest is included on the eTwinning, and it will be used for the dissemination and the contact with the target group of the project and organization that could be interested on the topic of the project.

Meeting online
March 3rd 2020

In the first place, during this meeting, they discussed the current situation caused by the pandemic in each of the partners involved in the project. Due to it, the meeting that would take place in May has been cancelled, and it will try to carry out in October 2020, if the health situation improves.
Regarding the contents of the E-Book, partners have agreed that during the next few weeks they will finish developing them, as well as the animations that must be included in each of the chapters. The partners have agreed that they would meet online at the end of April.

1st Kick-off Meeting – Santiago de Compostela
October 17th and 18th 2019

The project coordinator introduced the main aims and expected products of the project, as it is in the project application. Partners shared ideas about it and agreed in the importance of involving young people in the development of project activities from the very beginning, in order to be sure that the project results totally fits with needs of youngster in secondary education and, at the same time, to include their contributions in the project, mainly by involving them in field activities carried out around the rivers.
Consortium partners decided that the products will be developed using a cross approach. Regarding the technical approach consortium agreed on including different resources and methodologies, depending on the particular requirements of each topic: narrative, stories, animations, texts…

Multiplier Events & Learning Activities

During the life of the project different multiplier events will take place in the partners’ countries to disseminate the project experiences as well as learning activities.

Multiplier Event in Bryne (Norway)

Multiplier Event in Brasov (Rumania)

Multiplier Event in Santiago de Compostela (Spain)

Multiplier Event in Aveiro (Portugal)

Learning activity in Santiago de Compostela

Kick of Meeting in Santiago de Compostela (October 17th and 18th 2019)

2nd International Meeting

3rd International Meeting

Last International Meeting

International Meetings

During the project, there will be International Meetings among the partners that will guarantee and adecuate project workflow.


Meet our video contest

Winners of the Careforest video competition

The international winners of the Careforest video competition are listed below:

  • 1st Prize: Spain – “Treat the forest as it treats you” – Manuel Alonso Bernal Herrero – See video
  • 2nd Prize: Romania – Disintegration – Ioana Șogorăscu – See video 
  • 3rd Prize: Spain – “O monte do meu avó” (My grandfather’s forest) – Rocío Fernández Álvarez – See video 

To see  the national winners of the Careforest video please download the PDF below:

Video Competition

Partners have started disseminating the project’s video competition. The competition will be focused on young people from 13 to 18 years old. The content of the video must be related to forest, forest life, fire protection and sustainable rural development.

The deadline for uploading the video is June 15th !!!

On July 15th, 2021, the winner of the competition will be announced.  Prizes will be the following:

  • First prize: gift-check worth 600€ to spend on informatic equipment
  • Second prize: gift-check worth 400€ to spend on informatic equipment
  • Third prize: gift-check worth 200€ to spend on informatic equipment

Single prize: gift-check worth 400€ to spend on informatic equipment, to be awarded to the first classified in each country of the partner organizations.

Come on and take part in the competition!!!


All information related to the project and its development.

A grandfather and his granddaughter made a video that won a European contest

“My grandfather’s forest”: european award for O Porriño

“Os montes antes eran de todos porque todos os coidabamos. Moitos traballabamos no campo, así que existía un respecto entre a natureza e nós. Eramos máis conscientes de onde viña o que comiamos ou a madeira…. Así que o coidabamos máis.

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“My grandfather’s forest”: interview to Rocio Fernández

Más de Uno Vigo.

Interview: 12.38 – 23:38 minutes.

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La ‘generación Greta’ en Galicia

Hablan de contaminación, de ecosistemas, reciclan y se preparan para hacer compost con los restos de la merienda – El IES Ribeira do Louro lleva años con formación Ambiental

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ASPEA assinala Dia Da Floresta Autóctone com três ações de sensibilização.

O Núcleo da ASPEA (Associação Portuguesa de Educação Ambiental) Aveiro e a Direção Regional da Conservação da Natureza e Florestas do Centro, colaboram com o Centro Social Paroquial Nossa Senhora de Fátima através do CLDS 4G_Aveiro na Semana da Floresta Autóctone.

Celebrou-se esta terça-feia, dia 23 de novembro, o Dia da Floresta Autóctone que pretende “assinalar a importância das espécies que integram o património florestal nativo”, assim como “promover a sua conservação numa perspetiva de valorização do seu potencial ambiental, social e económico”, lê-se no comunicado da ASPEA.

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ASPEA Aveiro involved 11 young volunteers in forest protection activities.

The ASPEA Aveiro Center involved 11 young volunteers in activities to protect and enhance forests and nature.

Youth Volunteer Initiative for Nature and Forests with the support of the Portuguese Institute of Sport and Youth.

It is a youth volunteering program, which runs throughout the year, in the context of preserving nature, forests and their ecosystems. It is intended to sensitize the population, prevent forest fires and other catastrophes with environmental impact, monitor and recover territories affected by fires.

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The project is devoted to give students competences regarding forest and climate change, which currently are considered worldwide key competences.