The Forum starts with a welcome drink on Tuesday the 21st of May in the Kölner Brauhaus. 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 (late afternoon), followed with an optional excursion on Saturday the 25th.

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?