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Final conference: Urban beekeeping – a way to a holistic transformation into green sustainable cities

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03 May 2021
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The aim of the conference is to discuss urban beekeeping as a way to a holistic transformation into green sustainable cities. Eminent speakers from URBACT, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and APIMONDIA will present development trends. In the second part of the conference Ljubljana's BEE PATH, which became a network of stakeholders, a touristic and educational path, an educational programme, as well as a “think-tank” and an “incubator" for development of new entrepreneurship ideas, will be presented with focus on the transfer of this good practice into five EU cities: Amarante, Portugal, Bydgoszcz, Poland, Cesena, Italy, Hegyvidék, Hungary and Nea Propontida Greece.


The conference will take place on 11. 5. 2021 and will be organised in hybrid form – physical and virtual form. The physical part of the conference will be held in the Cultural and Congress Centre Cankarjev dom, Prešernova cesta 10, Ljubljana, Slovenia.


Registration is open till 7. 5. 2021 and is obligatory for all participants. Register HERE.


The full agenda in English is available HERE, the Slovene agenda is available HERE, the short conference programme is available below:
•    Welcome speech
Marko Alauf, vice-president of Slovenian Beekeepers’ Association 
Zoran Janković, mayor of the City of Ljubljana.
•    From Ljubljana’s BEE PATH to the BeePathNet partnership
•    Development trends of green and sustainable cities
Eminent international experts on sustainable urban development and beekeeping Adele Bucella, Head of Unit in the URBACT programme secretariat, mag. Damien Bertrand, Forestry Officer, Expert on Sustainable forest management,
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), dr. Peter Kozmus, the President of the Council for Beekeeping at the Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry and Food and the vice-president of APIMONDIA and dr. Fani Hatjina, the President of APIMONDIA’s Bee Health Scientific Commission and the ULG coordinator for Nea Propontida will present trends.
•    Urban beekeeping in practice: five EU cities successfully transferred Ljubljana’s good practice and evolved further
Amarante, Bydgoszcz, Cesena, Hegyvidék and Nea Propontida will reveal how they transferred Ljubljana's BEE PATH concept and adopted it to the character of their city as well as to the character of their bees.
•    Impact of BeePathNet on urban beekeeping in the City of Ljubljana
•    Looking beyond BeePatNet – towards a Bee-friendly city network