Festival of Biodiversity | Biodiversity Day 2022

Green Office and UniversiRà: together to promote biodiversity!

On the occasion of the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB), established by the United Nations in 1992 to raise awareness about the ecological crisis and spread greater awareness about the importance of Nature, the students of the Green Office Alma Mater and the UniversiRà student association are organising the second edition of the Biodiversity Festival. The initiative aims to promote the Conservation of Biodiversity, its protection, preservation and restoration and is addressed to the citizens and the University community to accompany them towards the Biodiversity Day celebrations on 22 May.

Biodiversity Inspiring Talks (BITs)

From 27 April to 22 May, the Festival will feature 5 online events on Zoom, called BITs - Biodiversity Inspiring Talks: short, engaging and inspiring talks given by experts to get people excited about biodiversity. BITs use simple language to tell stories of solutions and progress that encourage action and help paint a future in harmony with Nature.

Social SubFestival

The virtual stage of the Festival will host experts, but also students will be able to contribute through the SottoFestival Social: a more informal venue where participants, as Biodiversity Ambassadors, will be able to propose their own ideas on topics and curiosities and elaborate thematic columns to be published on the official social profiles of the initiative (Instagram @bioday.ravenna and Facebook @UniversiRa).
To share your ideas and put them into practice, contact us at bioday.ravenna@gmail.com!

How to participate

For the 2022 edition, all events will take place online, but there will also be face-to-face meetings to get to know each other live and network: the virtual room where the Festival takes place will be connected to a physical room, for each meeting in a different location of the University and travelling between Bologna and the Romagna campuses, where it will be possible to follow and participate in the face-to-face debate. 

All meetings will start live at 6.30 p.m., while the physical rooms will open at 6 p.m.

  • Streaming: you can connect to the live stream through the UniversiRà Facebook page (@UniversiRa).
  • Zoom: you can enter the room and follow the live broadcast, with the possibility to intervene and dialogue with the speakers; interpreters will be present for simultaneous Italian/English translation in a secondary session: LINK FOR SIGN UP!
  • Attendance: below is the calendar with dates and places of the various meetings: booking link in the programme.


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To have all the information at your fingertips, use the Festival's LinkTree: https://linktr.ee/bioday.universira

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Wednesday 27 April - The relationship between Nature and Society

In presence at the Seminar Room of the Department of Sociology - Palazzo Hercolani, Strada Maggiore 45 (Bologna)

--> Book your place!

--> Discover the speakers

Monday 2 May - Solutions to save oceans and coasts

In presence at Aula Alberti 9 - Alberti Complex (Rimini Campus)

--> Book your place!

--> Discover the speakers

Monday 9 May - Biodiversity in cities and urban environments

In presence at Aula 3.11 - Ex Zuccherificio (Cesena Campus)

--> Book your place!

--> Discover the speakers

Monday 16 May - Contribution of local communities and new generations

In presence at Classroom 3 - Ground floor Teaching Hub (Forlì Campus)

--> Book your place!

--> Discover the speakers

Sunday 22 May - Biodiversity Day: regenerating Nature and Ecosystems

In presence at Palazzo Corradini (Ravenna Campus)

--> Book your place!

Afterwards, all BITs will be available on canale YouTube di UniversiRà.