The regulation in force on financial aid to improve professional qualifications and the transfer of knowledge provides for an aid scheme for the organisation of training and professional development courses.
Anyone wishing to apply must file their application with the director of the Nature and Forest Agency (Administration de la nature et des forêts), who will inform them of the Agency's decision.
The aid scheme is available to:
The aid is granted for the organisation of training and professional development courses for managers, forestry workers, employees and others engaged in forestry-related activities.
To be eligible for the scheme, the courses must be approved by the Minister, upon presentation of a detailed financial plan and the content of the course.
When submitting an application, the applicant must state the following on the form:
The application must be accompanied by the following:
After the course, the applicant must provide a detailed account, along with all necessary information to assess and monitor the training.
The director of the Nature and Forest Agency will inform the applicant of the Agency's decision, and the measures to be taken to receive a subsidy.
The degree of aid is set at 50% of the total cost of the expenses authorised by the Minister, including VAT.
The aid is designed to cover the following expenses:
Any aid paid out must be repaid to the State Treasury when:
If a false declaration is found to have been made through gross negligence or through failure to adhere to the principles of good forestry practices, the beneficiary is precluded from receiving aid for the year in question.
If they make a deliberate misrepresentation, they are excluded for the following year as well.
Demande d’aide pour l’organisation de cours ou stages de formation et de perfectionnement professionnel