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Establishing a European Knowledge and Learning Mechanism to Improve the Policy-Science-Society Interface on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

Deliverables

International collaboration plan

Collaboration plan with international initiatives developed, and updated regularly.

Research and research policy recommendations

A set of research and research policy recommendations on current knowledge gaps and emerging issues generated by transdisciplinary consultative approaches produced in Months 18, 28, 36 and 44.

Interim governance structure

Interim governance structure established

Compilation of evidence reports

Compilation of evidence reports on a selection of contentious topics as required by policy and societal actors requiring in-depth analysis and research gaps (approximately ten reports planned for the duration of the project), compiled in Months 10, 20, 30 and 40.

Stakeholder communication and engagement strategy

Stakeholder communication and engagement strategy developed and regularly updated.

Interim report/discussion paper

Interim report/discussion paper on the evaluation strategy and adjustments

Engagement recommendations

Recommendations and guidelines on engaging science, societal and cross-sectoral policy actors in the joint identification of research priorities

Report and visualisation of strengths and weaknesses of existing approaches and methodologies

Report and visualisation of strengths and weaknesses of existing approaches and methodologies to jointly provide evidence, identification of potential gaps in existing approaches, and how to address these gaps

Formative evaluation strategy and framework

Formative evaluation strategy and framework developed in preparation for the evaluation process of the EU support mechanism (Task 2.1).

Recommendations for policy and research to encourage societal debate

Report and other dissemination media on recommendations for policy and research to encourage societal debate on and engagement with environmental policy and research

Recommendations on knowledge gaps and emerging issues

Recommendations on how current knowledge gaps and emerging issues can reach policy agendas and training toolkits. Innovative dissemination formats could include but are not restricted to webinars and videoscribe presentations.

Training strategy

Training strategy draft developed, and updated regularly.

Training events report

Report on lessons learned from training events

Targeted and tailored products

Targeted and tailored products including policy briefs and general public reports 2 months after completion of evidence reports or knowledge syntheses, based on feedback from stakeholders and Strategic Advisory Board published in Months 12, 22, 32 and 42.

communication and engagement strategy

Societal actors communication and engagement strategy.

Finalised business plan

Finalised business plan for a long-term governance system for an EU support mechanism agreed with networks.

Report on the evaluation of the EU support mechanism

Report on the evaluation of the EU support mechanism, and recommendations for future evaluation structures and processes to ensure the governance and function of the mechanism

Engagement report

Report outlining reasons for willingness of networks to engage in the mechanism and identification of potential incentives and capacity building needs

Evaluation Symposium (1)

First major Evaluation Symposium with external experts

Network of Networks map

Dynamic and ongoing Network of Networks map identifying all relevant networks and their links

Evaluation Symposium (2)

Second major Evaluation Symposium with external experts

Project website

Project website online

Science-Policy-Society Forum

Science-Policy-Society Forum online

‘Society Forum’

‘Society Forum’ interactive platform set up

Data Management Plan

A Data Management Plan will be produced in the first six months of the project (and updated thereafter as necessary) following guidelines on data management in Horizon 2020.

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