Please note that Workshops are held for a limited number of participants, if you wish to participate, please indicate your interest upon registering HERE, and you will be informed upon completion of the scientific program for the details.


Workshop on Bee Identification

Tutors: Dr Denis Michez and Dr Sara Reverté, from the University of Mons, Belgium

This session will be a theoretico-practical workshop of 1 day, covering: (i) bee diversity and classification in Europe; (ii) bee morphology; (iii) identification of bees to genus level. You will learn the traits to identify the most common genera and practice going through the genus-level key covering all European genera.

Dates: 16 & 17/10/2023
Duration: 1 day


New approaches on the management of invasive Lepidoptera in urban/ suburban areas and forests


Kavallieratos Nickolaos
Boukouvala Maria
Bohnic Tanja
Agrafioti Paraskevi
Luc De Bruyn


  • Opening and welcome to participants, Athanassiou Christos
  • Lymantria dispar (L.) (Lepidoptera: Erebidae): a highly important pest in forests, urban and suburban areas. Actions of LIFE eGymer in Europe, Kavallieratos Nickolaos
  • Recent findings on the management of Thaumetopoea pityocampa (Den. & Schiff.) (Lepidoptera: Thaumetopoeidae), Boukouvala Maria
  • Novel trap devices for the capture of larvae and adults of Lymantria dispar. Bohnic Tanja
  • Remote monitoring of Lymantria dispar, Agrafioti Paraskevi
  • Novel techniques for the control of Thaumetopoea processionea (L.) (Lepidoptera: Notodontidae). Actions of LIFE Oak Processionary, Luc De Bruyn

Demonstration activities

The demonstration of prototype-novel trap devices developed in the LIFE eGymer project will take place during the workshop.

  • Trapping system and mating disruption used for the control of dispar
  • Biocontrol management techniques for the processionea

No Pre-registration needed

Date: 18/10/2023
Duration: 1.5 hours


Insects on the plate - Edible insects for food and feed

This workshop is a joint activity of the PRIMA projects ADVAGROMED and CIPROMED that aims to present the state-of-the-art in the emerging sector of insects as food and feed. Participants will be introduced into the principles of insect farming, with focus on insect feedstocks, rearing conditions and technological requirements. The current advances on the use of insects in poultry diets and aquafeeds will be highlighted and current legislation and regulations that apply to insect production and processing will be discussed.

Professor Athanassiou G. Christos
Professor Gasco Laura
Professor Tedeschi Rosemarie
Dr. Rumbos Christos
Dr. Yarali Paisios Ayse

Tentative program

  • Short intro, Rumbos Christos
  • From ADVAGROMED to CIPROMED: two projects introducing insect farming in the MED region, Athanassiou Christos
  • Recent advances on insects as feed, Gasco Laura
  • Basics on insect production with focus on by-product-based feedstocks, Rumbos Christos
  • Insect defences: effects of diet composition on immune responses, Tedeschi Rosemarie
  • Market trends and potential, Yarali Paisios Ayse
  • Interactive Questionnaire on the basics on insect rearing
  • Hands-on activity: getting familiar with mealworms and the black soldier fly
  • Tasting of insect-based products

No Pre-registration needed

Date: 19/10/2023
Duration: 1.5 hours

Theme: Overlay by Kaira
Cultural Conference Center of Heraklion, Crete