BEES Market 2019


BEES CHRISTmas Market 2019

Hilde Eggermont (IPBES Belgian Focal Point) and Maurice Hoffmann (INBO) invite you to the BEES Christmas Market 2019.

The traditionnal BEES Christmas Market took place on 20 December 2019 and was co-organised with the IPBES Belgian Focal Point.

Check out the pictures here!

The objective of the event, beside the networking, was to reflect on how to tailor IPBES solutions to the Belgian, regional and local scale, and establish action points to verify, downscale and detail IPBES findings.

Three workshops gathered input on following questions : 

  • How will we better assess biodiversity and impacts on health and economy? [Q1]

  • How will we prioritize the causes or predict what will happen in the future? [Q2]

  • How will actions, policies and instruments (not) solve the crisis? [Q3]

The output of the workshops is still being processed. 



08:30 - Early opening for stands
09:00 - 10:00 - Registration & stands building
10:00 - 10:30 - Opening - Welcoming words, goals and programme
10:30 - 11:00 - Exploring the BEES Market, registration for sessions
11:00 - 12:30 - Parallel sessions [Q1, Q2, Q3]
12:30 - 13:30 - Lunch on the market
13:30 - 15:00 - Parallel sessions [Q1, Q2, Q3]
15:00 - 16:00 - Market 
16:00 - 18:00 - Best stand award and Reception on the market


BEES Market took place at INBO & ANB headquarters - Herman Teirlinck Building, Havenlaan 88 bus 73, 1000 Brussels.



The BEES market is the single event gathering research and practice on the topic of 'ecosystems and society' on a Belgian scale. Research institutes and academic groups, administration projects and local initiatives on nature, forestry, agriculture, ecosystem services, environmental justice, green economy etc. meet in a personal and relaxed atmosphere, learning from each other and strengthening the community. 

The BEES Market brings together people from academia, public administration and civil society, from Belgium and abroad, with one common interest: ecosystem services. The BEES market is the perfect spot to exchange ideas, learn from other experiences and discover how ecosystem services are transformed into real products or daily life applications. The format of the event is a cozy afternoon in a friendly Christmas market-like atmosphere: the perfect event to wrap up the year in a useful and fun way. Participants can choose to have a stand, give a training session or just enjoy the market. 



Photos of the 2018 BEES Market.

Photos of the 2017 BEES Market are available.
Photos of the 2016 edition are also available. 
You can also have a look at the video of :
-Our 2014 edition
-Our 2015 edition 

For more information, please contact Sander Jacobs, BEES Coordinator.



Pictures : Unsplash