Online kick-off on October 21, 2020
with Prof. Dr. Harald Welzer
In 2021, the Day of Insects focuses on the topic of culture.
Because: insect death can be slowed down, enough knowledge is available, but there is a lack of culture! The cultural future of man and insect must be reshaped. That is why we are dedicating our next conference to a new cultural social approach to insects, biodiversity and nature.
As a cooperation partner, we are pleased to have the Deutschen Kulturrat (German Cultural Council) and the Kompetenzzentrum Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaft (Competence Centre for Cultural and Creative Industries) of the Federal Government on board.
Everything could be more insect-friendly
Together with Prof. Dr. Harald Welzer (FuturZwei) we will discuss the online start of the conference on October 21, 2020:
- How will we become nature lovers?
- Who will have shown us the way?
- What will have preserved biodiversity?
Browse our extensive text, pictures and video footage of the past Day of Insects.
Please note that all our events in Germany, Switzerland and Austria are held in German.
INSECT RESPECT® & BirdLife Switzerland
With an urgent appeal to the adults, four young people from Wohlen AG showed their commitment against insect death at the 2nd Day of Insects Switzerland. The multimedia conference documentation with 22 videos, 13 presentations and 22 texts of the national and international speakers from research, politics, business and nature conservation can be found here. The event, organised by BirdLife Switzerland and INSECT RESPECT®, was attended by more than 300 people.
What are we doing to protect insects? The Museum of Natural History Berlin and INSECT RESPECT® have joined forces for this question. All visitors to the Research Museum were invited to immerse themselves in the world of insects on #TagderInsekten, and participants of the conference also received many impulses on the topics of insect repellent and insect deaths. For example, the director general of the museum, Prof. Johannes Vogel, confessed that the image from 5 to 12 for the protection of biodiversity was already a fine talk of the situation. Researchers and young entrepreneurs presented their results and projects and motivated the participants to network and stand up for the insects. Supporters of the event included the REWE Group, the hk group, AIM, Europarc Deutschland and HektarNektar.
The multimedia conference documentation summarizes the conference in pictures, quotations and short articles. In addition, the lecture videos and presentation slides are linked there.
INSECT RESPECT® & BirdLife Switzerland
INSECT RESPECT® and BirdLife Switzerland held the first Day of Insects in Switzerland on November 15, 2018.
Representatives from academia, business, civil society and the media were inspired by experts and the panel discussion in keynote speeches and exchanged views on insects and insect repellent in the World Café and the networking breaks. Together with other renowned insect connoisseurs, Dr. Betrand Piccard and Dr. Hans Rudolf Herren informed the participants about insect death, current developments and solutions. In addition to short summaries and impressions, the multimedia conference documentation also contains links to the event videos.
On March 21 and 22, 2018, INSECT RESPECT® organized the second Day of Insects in cooperation with the namu e.V. and the Global Nature Fund.
In action forums, a panel discussion and networking breaks, representatives from academia, business, civil society and the media exchanged views on insects and insect repellent. Short lectures by experts inspired the participants to new ideas and possible solutions. In addition to short summaries and impressions, the multimedia conference documentation also contains links to the event videos.
On March 3, 2017, INSECT RESPECT® organized the first Day of Insects in cooperation with namu e.V.
Experts from academia, business, civil society and the media came to Bielefeld for the interdisciplinary conference. Researchers on bioeconomics, committed people against light pollution, insect campaigners, conservationists, entrepreneurs and environmentalists exchanged views on the topic of „promoting insects“.