The Forum starts with a welcome drink on Tuesday the 21st of May in the Kölner Brauhaus Päffgen (18:00 – 20:00). The official start is scheduled on Wednesday the 22nd of May at 9:30, at the German Sport University Cologne (40 minutes by public transport from Cologne Main Station). The conference ends the 24th of May with an excursion to the Waldlabor (at 17:00), followed by an informal typical German snack (until 18:30). On Saturday the 25th we offer an optional excursion.

The conference will combine indoor talks and presentations (before noon), with excursions in the afternoon. The following excursions have been planned:

  1. Cologne Green Belt (Wednesday 22 May) – Theme: Being active in the Forest
  2. Wahner Heide & Gut Leidenhausen (Thursday 23 May) – Theme: Nature Protection and Recreational Use – Conflicts in the urban conurbation – Environmental Education
  3. Waldlabor Cologne (Friday 24 May) – Theme: How to organise participation of civil society and business actors in urban forestry?