Programme Youth+ Conference


Sunday, 10th May 2020 (optional)

Travel to Germany

Arrival at the youth hostel in Bayerisch Eisenstein

Monday, 11th May 2020

All day: Arrival of Youth+ participants

8:00 h



9:00-12:00 h

Free time, first contact


12:00-13:00 h


14:00-18:00 h

After everybody arrived: discussion and teambuilding for tasks at the ERC / help at registration of participants


19:00 h

Join the rangers at the "regional evening"


Tuesday, 12th May 2020


6:30 – 7:00



7:00 – 9:00

Help at registration of participants


9:00 – 10:30

Opening of the 5th European Ranger Congress

Welcoming speeches

Dr. Franz Leibl, Director of the Bavarian Forest National Park Administration:
Welcoming speech and introduction to the Bavarian Forest National Park


11:00 – 16:00

Preparing the thematic café for presentation to the audience together with the Junior Rangers (one group)

Support in auditorium (small group)


16:00 - 17:00

Thematic cafés and coffee break (outdoor area of the Arberlandhalle)



The work of the Knyphausen-Stiftung in Botswana and prospects for cooperation with rangers in Europe

Cooperation of the Junior Rangers from Maun, Botswana and the Bavarian Forest and Black Forest National Parks

Speaker: Theda zu Knyphausen, founder of the Knyphausen-Stiftung together with Junior Rangers from Botswana and Germany



evening programme at the Wilderness Camp together with all participants

Wednesday, 13th May 2020

7:00 – 7:45



8:00 – 9:00

Bus shuttle


9:00 - 13:30

Excursion to the open-air museum in Finsterau with packed lunch



Bus shuttle


14:00 – 16:00

Visit the ural owl and bear enclosures, explore the treetops at the treetop walk



bus shuttle


From 19:00

Evening programme at the Arberlandhalle together with all participants (maybe traditional evening, so if you have traditional clothing and would like to bring it along, feel free to do so)


Thursday, 14th May 2020

07:00 – 8:00



8:00 – 13:30

Workshop on future cooperation between the Junior Ranger Programmes (packed lunch) (Botswana group)


8:00 -13:30

Workshop ‘How can Youth+ activities be integrated into the everyday work of rangers in the best possible way? Requirements – best practice – recommendations’


14:00 – 19:00

Excursion with all the Junior Rangers and Youth+ from Bayerisch Eisenstein to Schwellhäusl, explore primeval forest areas, end of the excursion is at the Wilderness Camp


From 19:00

Evening programme at the Wilderness Camp


Friday, 15th May 2020

07:00 – 7:45



8:00 – 8:30

prepare for the presentation of the workshop results


8:30 – 9:45

Presentation of the workshop results of both workshops (Junior Ranger and Youth+), speech by Laura Peters


10:15 – 11:45

Bus shuttle to Passau (over 18 can decide whether they would like to join or stay at the ERC)


12:00 – 16:00

Explore Passau (Veste Oberhaus, Passau Cathedral, city)


16:00 – 17:30

Bus shuttle



Final evening with all participants


Saturday, 16th May 2020





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