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Festival of wood 2020
October 8th to 13th, 2020 -- Kočevje, Slovenia
ABOUT FESTIVAL OF WOOD
The company of the cooperative reads: Festival of wood, organization of events and marketing, z.o.o, so.p.
The abbreviated name is: Festival lesa z.o.o., so.p.
Headquarters of the cooperative: Trata XIV 6a, 1330 Kočevje
The cooperative is an organization of a predetermined number of members, which aims to develop education in the processing and use of wood, development of wood products and services related to the forest-timber chain, management of wood residues and promote the economic benefits of its members and is based on a voluntary approach exit, equal participation and management of members. The purpose of the cooperative is non-profit activities for the public benefit and social character as a type A social enterprise.
In carrying out its activities, the Festival of Wood will strengthen social solidarity and cohesion, promote human participation and volunteer work, strengthen the company's innovative capacity to solve social, economic, environmental and other problems, provide additional products and services of public interest, develop new employment opportunities, provide additional jobs and social integration and professional reintegration of even the most vulnerable groups of people in the labor market, taking into account the principles of social and socially responsible entrepreneurship.
The founding members of the Festival of wood Cooperative are:
Green spaciousness of Kočevsko region. Forests are spread until the horizon and even further. The forest coverage amounts to more than 80%. That is why it is quite unusual that wood, this priceless natural material, has been in the last period relatively poorly exploited in this region as it has been the case in many other places in Slovenia.
In 2013 the Festival of Wood was established as an echo to this situation and a new opportunity to reflect the possibilities our forest landscape has to offer. Two important actors of the local environment, Gimnazija in srednja šola Kočevje (the regional high school) and the municipality of Kočevje wished to increase the interest of the young generation for wood processing professions and to remind local inhabitants of the value of wood as material. The two actors started cooperating also with entrepreneurs. A common wish was to change the atmosphere into a positive image about its future in general as well as in wood processing industry in the town with one of the highest unemployment rates in Slovenia.
The Festival wants to become a central event and meeting point for people connected to this branch in Slovenia and across the borders of Slovenia.
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