Lyon and the European project Urbanbees, Urban bee biodiversity action plan

logo du projet européen Urbanbees
Duration of the European project:

2010 - 2014

Topics addressed in the European project:
  • Biodiversity,
  • Green spaces,
  • Sustainable development,
  • Urban planning.
Lead partner in the European project:

Institut national de la recherche agronomique (INRA) d'Avignon and the Anthropologia Association (France)

The status of Lyon in the European project:


Name of the European programme:

LIFE+ Nature and Biodiversity

Other partners in the European project:

Villeurbanne (France), University of Lyon (France), Natural History Museum of London (United Kingdom), Rhône-Alpes Region (France), Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development, Transport and Housing (France), Botanic (France), Collonges-au-Mont-d'Or (France), Syndicat mixte des Monts d'Or (France), Maison Rhodanienne de l'Environnement (France), Grand Moulin de l'Yzeron (France), Grigny (France), Limonest (France), Meyzieu (France), Syndicat mixte du Rhône des Iles et des Lônes (France), Sainte Foy-lès-Lyon (France), Saint-Priest (France), VetAgro Sup (France), Marcy-l'Etoile (France), Compagnie Nationale du Rhône (France).

Budget for the European project:

Total cost: 2 170 000.00 EUR
European funding: 1 081 528.00 EUR

The main objective of Urbanbees is the European diffusion of a management guide to maintain and increase the diversity and the abundance of wild bees in urban and peri-urban environments.

Lyon's involvement in the European project Urbanbees

The programme is taking place in the Rhône-Alpes region and in particular in Grand Lyon. Various urban and peri-urban sites are specifically developed to ease the feeding and nesting of wild bees (hotels and nesting boxes). Permanent monitoring of these sites allows the observation and study of the behaviour of these bee populations in order to refine knowledge and improve the management of the resources they need.


Christophe Meunier

Métropole de Lyon - Economic development, employment and knowledge delegation

responsable affaires européennes

Clémence Thibaut

Métropole de Lyon - Economic development, employment and knowledge delegation

cheffe de projets affaires européennes, correspondante à Bruxelles