III International Congress

On forest and its potential for health

7-10 OCTOBER 2019
Girona & the Garrotxa Region

Reconnecting with Nature

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People taking care of forests,
forests taking care of people.

A pilot network of 10 therapeutic forests has been set up in Catalonia.


More than 20 therapeutic forests are expected to be available by 2021.


More than 30 talks, most lasting 15 minutes, with an open debate on different subjects.


Forest cover in Catalonia, with an extraordinary diversity of woodland types.

III International Congress on Forest and its Potential for Health

The Congress is aimed at people and organisations interested in broadening their knowledge and capacity to conserve and appreciate nature in general, and particularly ecologically valuable forests; those carrying out activities in the natural environment; the owners of public and private forests; professionals, managers, technical and research staff working in the health sciences, wellness, the environment and forest management; postgraduate, master's and doctoral students studying these subjects.


Help to update the scientific evidence from biomedical research into the physiological and psychological benefits of spending time in the forest.
Provide a meeting place for the exchange of knowledge and experiences from around the world regarding the use and recognition of these forest ecosystem services.
Foster a participative dynamic that allows different situations to be compared when setting up a therapeutic forest route.
Consolidate and formalise international cooperation among all the therapeutic forest networks on the world’s different continents.
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First press presentation of the III International Congress on Forest and its Potential for Health

27–Jul, 2019

Can Jordà (municipality of Santa Pau) hosted, on July 22, the first presentation to the press of the III International Congress on Forest and its Potential for Health that will be held from October 7 to 10, 2019 in Girona and La Garrotxa (Catalonia-Spain). The press conference was attended by a wide variety of personalities, […]

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Early bird registration plus 50 seats at a special discount

16–Jul, 2019

The III International Congress on the Potential of Forests on Health will take place from October 7 to 10 2019 in Girona – La Garrotxa. The purpose of the Congress is to create a meeting space for the knowledge and exchange of experiences from around the world in the use and valorisation of forest ecosystem […]

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Congress 2019: first confirmed speakers / early bird discount extendend until 31 de Juliol.

19–Jun, 2019

We inform you that registrations for the III International Congress on Forest and its Potential for Health, which we’ll hold between October 7 and October 10 in Girona and la Garrotxa, continue open. The event is organized by Sèlvans Association, the Network for the Conservation of Nature, and the Cultural and Natural Campus of the […]

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We have participated in the World Conference on Forests for Public Health in Greece

12–May, 2019

From 8 to 11 of May the government of Greece has hosted the World Conference on Forests for Public Health, in which we have participated through our President, Mr. Jaume Hidalgo i Colomé, and our Vice-president, Mr. David Merino i Parcet. Our goal has been to get an update on the last developments in relation […]

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Organized by

Associació Sèlvans XCN Universitat de Girona

With the support of:

Generalitat de Catalunya Obra Social Diputació de Girona Diputació Barcelona

In collaboration with:

Universitat de Girona Fundació Caixa d'Enginyers Turisme Garrotxa Turisme Garrotxa Girona Patronat de Turisme de la Costa Brava Ajuntament de Girona


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