EU Pollinator Week
Time & Location
About the Event
EU Pollinator Week is an event that focuses on the importance of pollinators for healthy ecosystems, our wellbeing, and culture. In 2021, it will be an online event held on 27-30 September with the theme "A New Deal for Pollinators".
The 2021 EU Pollinator Week is organised by Members of the European Parliament under the chairmanship of Martin Hojsík and BeeLife European Beekeeping Coordination, in partnership with the European Commission, the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU, and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
From 2012, the European Bee and Pollination Week, informally named "Bee Week", was held annually in the European Parliament in Brussels. In 2021, the event was renamed to EU Pollinator Week in an effort to achieve a more inclusive framework of cooperation which focuses on all types of European insect pollinators.
Due to the continuing COVID-19 epidemiological crisis and respective restrictions associated with it, this year’s EU Pollinator Week will be held online.
The 2021 EU Pollinator Week brings together all relevant stakeholders, including public authorities, non-governmental organisations, scientists, beekeepers, farmers, business organisations, and citizens. Together, they discuss ideas and exchange proposals to promote public policies and stakeholder actions that protect healthy populations of wild and managed pollinators, and the invaluable benefits they provide to society.
This year’s event will discuss how EU actions for pollinators should be stepped up at the turning point for the European policy, following the adoption of the European Green Deal, its flagship Biodiversity and Farm to Fork strategies, the reformed EU Common Agricultural Policy, as well as the ongoing revision of the EU Pollinators Initiative. It will also seek high political support for an ambitious "New Deal for Pollinators", one that will stop the decline of pollinators by 2030.
1 hour 45 minutes