Laufen 2022

European Butterfly Monitoring Scheme (eBMS) Laufen meeting

30 November – 2 December 2022 ANL Conference Centre, Laufen (Germany)


The BC Europe Partners Meeting of 2022 was held the last week of November in Laufen (Germany), for the first time after the pandemic. During three days, between 30th of November and 3th of December, 50 delegates from 27 countries participated in a great meeting with interesting discussions regarding butterfly monitoring and other insects.

We thank the organization made by ANL for supporting this meeting, taking care of the online retransmission and logistics. Also, to the SPRING project funding the event and BCE members and participants that enjoyed a great time, sharing ideas and good moments between us. 

Participants of Laufen 2022 Participants of Laufen 2022


During the days of the Laufen meeting, the majority of the sessions were recorded. You can find the recorded videos of the sessions on the BCE YouTube channel

Download the pdf of the Laufen Programme here. The following links are to pdfs of presentations by the speakers in the programme:



Wednesday 30th November

Delegates arrive 
Welcome by Sam Ellis, Chair BC Europe and Outline of meeting – Martin Warren, BC Europe

Thursday 1st December

Session 1: eBMS update 

Welcoming speech – Dr. Christian Barth (Executive Chief of the Bavarian Ministry for
environmental affairs, Munich) & Dieter Pasch (Director of ANL, Laufen)


Session 2: SPRING project update


One interactive break-out group One interactive break-out group

Session 3: Focusing on solutions (interactive session)

  • 3.3 Break-out groups following the 2021 coordinator meeting: Focusing on solutions
  • 3.2 Feedback from groups


Session 4: Analysing eBMS Data 


Another interactive break-out group Another interactive break-out group

Friday 2nd December

Session 5: Red List and Indicators


Session 6: Policy 


Fun Introduction Fun Introduction

Session 7: EBMS tools 

Session 8: Volunteers

General Discussion & Conclusion and Way ahead - Sue & Martin


Evaluation of Laufen meeting


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