World Bee Day 20 May 2021: Webinar "Listen to the Bees" & "Sound Walk with the Bees" Launch
On the occasion of the World Bee Day, 20 May 2021, the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia, Bybi and the European Environment Agency have a pleasure to invite you to a webinar "Listen to the Bees" to be held on Thursday, 20 May 2021, from 10.00 to 11.15 am, and to a launch of a "Sound Walk with the Bees" project at 16.00 pm.
On this World Bee Day, the Embassy of Slovenia in Copenhagen, in collaboration with the European Environment Agency, would like to bring to the attention of the public the implications of the decline of pollinators and the importance of a pollination service they provide.
Prominent speakers from Denmark, Slovenia and the EU Institutions will try to present the significance of bees and other pollinators for the environment and food safety/security. Loss and degradation of habitats have been the main cause of pollinators' decline. Nevertheless, governments, city planners or citizens can still do something to restore landscapes and to restore numbers of bees and pollinators. What could be drivers of change?
The Ambassador of Slovenia HE Mr Edvin Skrt and the Head of the Biodiversity Group at the European Environment Agency Mr Brian MacSharry will open the webinar, which will offer an opportunity to share and exchange views with six leading experts. The event will be moderated by Ms Katja Rosenbohm, Head of Communications at the European Environment Agency.
- Mr Brian MacSharry, Head of Biodiversity Group, European Environment Agency; Presenting the EU Biodiversity Strategy 2020
- Ms Ariana Ferfila, Head of Beekeeping Academy of Slovenia; Presenting the Academy and Slovenian efforts under the World Bee Day agenda
- Mr Oliver Maxwell, Founder and Director of Bybi; Presenting sustainable and socially responsible urban beekeeping
- Dr Lise Hansted, Project Advisor at the Danish Beekeepers Association (Danmarks Biavlerforening); Significance of a relationship between pollinators and the environment
- Mr Jørgen Pedersen, Head of Association Wild Bees in Denmark (Vilde Bier i Danmark); What can we all give back to the bees and other pollinators?
- Ms Tanja Franotović, Senior Communication Officer at the DG Environment, European Commission; Presenting the EU Pollinator Park project
For the webinar, you can REGISTER/JOIN at eea.livebit.it
Celebrations of World Bee Day will continue on the same day, 20 May 2021 in the afternoon, from 16.30 to 18.00 pm, at Amager with the launch of a "Sound Walk with the Bees" project.
Sound Walk with the Bees* is a magical sound and senses exploration of "Grønningen" at Amager in Copenhagen, where you will discover the conversations happening between bees and flowers in our flowerbeds, trees and window boxes. You will discover the city from the perspective of bees and learn how to contribute to a healthier city for all pollinating insects. The project is an outdoor installation that will be launched to celebrate the World Bee Day 2021 on the 20th of May and has been developed in a collaboration between Bybi, Third Ear Productions and the Slovenian Embassy in Copenhagen.
16:30 Welcome and introduction with Mr Oliver Maxwell, founder of Bybi and HE Mr Edvin Skrt, Ambassador of Slovenia in Copenhagen
16:45 Soundwalk - a 20 minutes Sound Walk around Grønningen. (Do not forget your headphones!)
17:15 Workshop - Miljøpunkt Amager will show us how to make "seed bombs" that help pollinators in the city
17:45 Drinks, networking and tasting of honey from the whole of Copenhagen
We meet at Grønningen, behind DR byen, by the Bybi flag. Remember to bring your own headphones and have a QR reader ready on your smart phone.
We look forward to meeting you in an outdoor, green, COVID-19 safe environment!
*Sound Walk with the Bees is developed in partnership with Grundejerforening Ørestad, Wonderful Copenhagen, Amager Vest Lokaludvalg, Miljøpunkt Amager and the Slovenian Embassy in Copenhagen.