On 16-17 May, over 70 foreign researchers and their family members went with EURAXESS to Saaremaa. This time, we were helping the Estonian Environmental Board to restore a huge area of overgrown alvars nearby Ennu village. We were gathering juniper branches cut beforehand and building fences for cattle. The second day started with the presentation of the Welcoming Programme for researchers launched recently by the Estonian Ministry of the Interior and supported by the European Social Fund and the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF). We also had a short lecture about the restoration of alvars in Estonia by Aveliina Helm from the University of Tartu. And of course, we could not leave Saaremaa without visiting its famous Kuressaare Castle.
Photos: Giuseppe Buono, Siiri Kolka & Gyaneshwer Chaubey
This event was supported by European Social Fund’s Programme “TeRaS” carried out by Estonian Research Council: