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LIFE at the XII European Congress of Entomology

To celebrate its 45th anniversary, the European Congress of Entomology was hosted in Heraklion, Greece, from October 16 to October 20. The LIFE Programme was presented at this major European entomological meeting. 

The XII European Congress of Entomology (ECE 2023) aimed to provide a unique platform for participants to exchange expertise, perspectives and research findings on pressing challenges in the field of entomology. These encompass a wide array of issues, from the increasing threat of climate change, damaging vector-borne diseases and biodiversity loss to the need to feed an expanding world population. The ECE 2023 audience comprised researchers and scholars from diverse entomology-related disciplines, alongside policy-makers, field agronomists, crop protection experts, medical practitioners, engineers, social scientists and artists. 

LIFE participation: 

The LIFE Programme was attending and gave a presentation at a plenary slot on Thursday, 19 October, in the afternoon.  

The following LIFE projects were present at the event this year: 

LIFE BEETLES - improving the population size, distribution area and conservation status of three endemic beetle species. 

LIFE - Wild Bees - recreating favourable habitats for wild pollinators and promoting good practices in this regard. 

LIFE 4 POLLINATORS - improving the conservation of pollinator insects and entomophilous plants. 

CZ-SK SOUTH LIFE - improving conservation status of 11 priority habitats and 3 priority species in the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic. 

LIFE SPAN - implementing and monitoring management solutions aimed at the conservation of habitats and species of community interest linked to dead wood. 

LIFE PollinAction - restoring and improving habitats for pollinating insects. 

LIFE SOS Crau Grasshopper - aiming to preserve the Crau Plain Grasshopper, an endemic species of the Crau plain, through ad-hoc actions. 

LIFE Responsible Sourcing - creating Insect-Responsible Sourcing Regions for more holistic management of insects' habitats. 

LIFE ROsalia - creating 22 stepping-stone habitats in Putna-Vrancea Natura 2000 site, suitable for saproxylic beetles. 

  • insect
  • Monday 16 October 2023, 09:00 - Friday 20 October 2023, 18:00 (CEST)
  • Iraklion, Greece

Practical information

Monday 16 October 2023, 09:00 - Friday 20 October 2023, 18:00 (CEST)
Cultural Centre of Heraklion
Leoforos Nikolaou Plastira 58, Iraklion, Greece
ECE 2023