It was certainly a wild experience!


In October 2019 I had the privilege of joining a Nature Lab Rewilding Leadership programme to the Carpathian mountain range in Romania. The week was organised in collaboration with Rewilding Europe and European Safari Company. It was certainly a wild experience!

Following an inspiring introduction day in the Netherlands where we met the other participants and the two facilitators Jasper Folmer and Maarten van der Schaaf, I felt excited to travel to a remote part of Europe and cast off my modern life for a week of immersion in nature. The combination of physical exertion, the simplicity and richness of living screen-free in the great outdoors, delicious local food and the supportive and inspiring dynamic of the group made for a life-changing week for me.

Everyone goes through a unique and personal journey during those 6 days and the program is designed to accommodate that. Returning from the mountains, I felt confident and energised to make sustainable changes in my life, both personal and professional. 

- Charlotte Jongejan, October 2019


Sustainability Leadership course in the Southern Carpathians