Towards a buzzing future: EU Pollinator Week 2023
Since 2012, the European Pollinator Week has been held annually at the European Parliament. This eleventh edition of the EU Pollinator Week was held on 28-30 November in a variety of online, in-person and hybrid sessions. It gathered representatives from European and national institutions, farmers, NGOs, and scientists to discuss and raise awareness about pollinator health and the importance of the beekeeping sector.
Photo: EU Pollinator Week 2023
The event focused on key regulations that are being debated, on addressing the challenges facing the pollinator and beekeeping industries and on providing recommendations for policymakers.
Among other relevant conferences and workshops, the B-THENET project introduced various key points during its workshop on Wednesday. Besides its training and information-sharing work, the project identified and stimulated discussions on the challenges that European beekeepers face. One of those challenges is the lack of accessibility to veterinary medicinal products, particularly for treating varroa, one of the most common parasites affecting honeybees in Europe.
During the three days of the event, various topics were discussed – from nature restoration, data and pollination, to pesticide risk assessment and the effect of climate change on pollinators. Insights from research and pollinator-centred projects were shared as well, and debates on political developments took place.
Read more details about EU Pollinator Week 2023 here.
Find all the presentations and recordings from the event here.