FOLM project during a pandemic

Group in Spain (before the pandemic). Credits: FOLM

The FOLM project is a project in which contact with another person (trainer, coach, other participant) is necessary. The project teaches team work, builds relationships and teaches how to use the experience of others. During hikes and coaching sessions.

The pandemic caught up with us when the previous groups were after the whole coaching cycle and the next ones were just being prepared to go out into the woods.

And what now?

We try to keep in touch with all willing participants but are constantly recruiting new ones cause we believe that we will be able to start to our adventure in a moment.

Here’s what those recruiting in all three countries say.


We are still recruiting during the pandemic. You can contact us through all our social media channels on Facebook and Instagram @folm_ireland. Stay tuned for our videos, photos and updates. We can no longer provide face-to-face presentations, we do offer, however, an online presentation for groups and organisations alike who want to learn more about FOLM. If you have any further questions please contact Aoibhín at and on 085 8048842.

Stay safe and looking forward to hearing from you soon.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we were forced to change our recruitment strategies. In Poland, the situation changes from week to week. The economy opens up in certain stages. We are initially planning the first exit at the end of June. We have about 20 people on the list who are willing to go on a spring-summer trip to the forest. We keep in touch with them by phone, once a week we check the level of motivation and willingness. It can be variable, of course. Before the quarantine is announced, you will receive a list of willing users from several institutions with supported colleagues. We plan to contact them after 20 May — when open offices are available. We also sent an inquiry to the Ministry of Health on how we can protect against coronavirus available before going into the forest. We are waiting for recommendations on emergency measures. Meanwhile, we maintain contact with the trainers, former participants and those interested in the open social media group — Time for the Forest.

We have two webinars with trainers behind us, on which they talked about how best to use the skills acquired in the FOLM project and how to survive this difficult time during quarantine. The online recruitment is already underway, join us! Book your place!


Since the spread of the COVID-19 we have been forced to change our recruitment strategy, all of it has been carried out through social networks and the FOLM website (, as well as by mail and telephone. On the other hand, with the aim of obtaining new participants, we have been in contact with various organizations and institutions.

After almost two months without face-to-face meetings with interested people, we are strictly studying the protocol and measures established by the Ministry of Health and drawing up a security procedure in order to ensure that in Cantabria (Spain) the recruitment, the expeditions and the coaching sessions are carried out with all guarantees and in compliance with all requirements, thus guaranteeing everybody’s security and allowing you to enjoy this extraordinary experience without any worries.

Since we will soon be resuming the project, we encourage you to keep fit and do physical activity progressively. After so many days confined at home, we encourage you to join the FOLM Project, it will allow you to be in contact with nature in the emblematic surroundings of the Picos de Europa Mountains.

If you are interested in participating in any of our expeditions, please do not hesitate to request more information through the FOLM website (

Book your place, our recruiters will contact you! We are waiting for you!


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