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Newsletter 4/2014


  Sustainable Karelian Landscapes  -  ENPI Karelia Project KA 528 _____________________________________________________________________

 Summer Activities Reach Professionals and Students from Finland to India


Summer activities took KARLANDS to meet forestry students at the Finnish-Russian Cross-Border University and a summer school in St. Petersburg. We even managed to meet forestry specialists from India! In July it was our pleasure to participate in the 30th anniversary celebration of the Kostomuksha Strict Nature Reserve and to meet locals.


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Project results are getting ready and the busy summer is followed by an even busier autumn - stay tuned for research and other news and participate in project events.




KARLANDS at the Finnish-Russian Cross-Border University  


The progress of the project was presented by Maxim Trishkin in Petrozavodsk State University on May 12-13, 2014 to the students of Finnish-Russian Cross-Border University (CBU) who are specializing in Forestry and Environmental Engineering. The course is attended by students from five different countries. The topic and the Karlands approach raised many questions and lots of interest.


KARLANDS’ activities were disseminated to the students of Finnish-Russian Cross-Border University in Petrozavodsk State University. Maxim Trishkin is happy to present the project progress. 



KARLANDS goes to India


As the results of the project will be disseminated across the continent, the opportunity was taken to introduce KARLANDS to 33 top forestry specialists from India who were taking part in Indian Forest Service Mid-Career Training in Joensuu, Finland and St. Petersburg, Russia on June 11-13, 2014. The participants were very eager to hear that such cooperation on landscape planning exists among neighbouring countries.



KARLANDS' cross-border activities raised many questions among the forestry specialists from India



KARLANDS Presented at Summer School


Summer school St. Petersburg 02.07.14_400px.jpgKARLANDS was invited to present its cross-border activities in the summer school organized by St. Petersburg Forest Technical University. The topics of the summer school included policy analysis, foresight methods, landscape methods, forest trade, and forest certification. The participants felt that the Karlands approach is interdisciplinary and based on a participatory approach. The presentation combined lecturing with active discussions

with the participants.

KARLANDS participated in a summer school on Multi-Level Forest Governance in Russia and Europe  



KARLANDS at the 30th Anniversary of Kostomuksha Strict Nature Reserve


KARLANDS was a key participant in the 30th anniversary celebration of Kostomuksha Strict Nature Reserve on July 9-12, 2014. The event was a combination of a scientific conference and a field excursion. Boris Raevsky presented the GIS database structure of the Karlands project with a special concern on the Strictly Protected Forest Areas in the Republic of Karelia. The participants had an opportunity to see with their own eyes the former settlements that were moved away from the border mainly to the Kalevala region during the 1950-‘60s. A special issue of scientific articles will be published as a result of the field research carried out during the expedition. The last day of the celebration was devoted to a joint outdoor event together with local inhabitants from Finland, Kalevala, Kostomuksha and other regions. KARLANDS was introduced and newsletters were distributed to over 200 participants during that day.


Finnish and Karelian singing in the 30th anniversary celebration of Kostomuksha Strict Nature Reserve



Upcoming events


25.-26.9.  Petrozavodsk,  Hotel Onego Palace - EU Cooperation Day 2014


18.-20.11.  Kuusamo  - Green Belt of Fennoscandia Dialogue Forum


26.-28.11.  Petrozavodsk and Joensuu - Project final seminar (with other projects)




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Project coordinator:  Dr Eugene Lopatin 

e-mail: eugene.lopatin@uef.fi phone: +358 (0)50 44 22923 http://www.karlands.fi






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