George Biesmans

George Biesmans


George is a linguist, environmentalist, peacebuilder and certified Forest Therapy Guide. Born in Belgium to British parents, he has moved around Europe since leaving school in 2011. He graduated with a BA in Modern Languages and Cultures from Durham University, spent time living and working in Rome and Seville, before studying for an MA in International Relations at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna.

His professional path has been a somewhat eclectic one so far, having worked for the EU institutions, an interreligious peacebuilding and dialogue centre, an international school and the sustainability think-tank, the Club of Rome. George never feels more at home than when he is in the wild, be it camping under the stars, hiking mountain trails or simply wandering under the forest canopy.

His long-term aspiration is to work at the intersection of peacebuilding and nature relation. His ambition is to be a facilitator and leading thinker on this topic, working with vulnerable, disadvantaged, and post-conflict communities and as a leader in bringing humans back into “right relationship” with the natural world.

More information on his work as a Forest Therapy Guide can be found here: