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

Objective

The aim of EKLIPSE is to establish an innovative, light, self-sustainable EU support mechanism for evidence-based policy on biodiversity and ecosystems services open to all relevant knowledge holders and users, and to hand over this mechanism to the wider knowledge community by the end of the project. The mechanism will build on existing science-policy-society interfaces and be further refined via iterative evaluation and learning throughout the project. The mechanism will provide trustworthy evidence for policy and society upon request and will make the knowledge community more able to provide synthesized and timely evidence by providing a platform for mutual learning and engagement. All relevant knowledge holders and users will be actively encouraged and supported by the project team through their individual strengths and interests, thus ensuring targeted contributions. Many institutions have already expressed their interest in the “Network of Networks” of potential contributors to the EU mechanism’s activities. EKLIPSE will directly support the further development of this network and ensure the involvement of relevant stakeholders in the following key areas: (a) jointly developing and setting up a business plan for the mechanism after the end of the project (WP1), (b) conducting joint evidence assessments using established and innovative methods to support policy and societal needs (WP3), (c) jointly identifying research needs and emerging issues (WP4), actively building the Network of Networks and (d) encouraging societal engagement (WP6). This will be supported by an interim governance structure, a strong communication component, including a Science-Policy-Society Forum, and an independent formative evaluation to ensure learning (WP2).

Call for proposal

H2020-SC5-2015-one-stage
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ
Address
Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig
Germany
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 788 922,15

Participants (11)

UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1FL Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
SUOMEN YMPARISTOKESKUS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 274 933,75
Address
Latokartanonkaari 11
00790 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT ROYAL DES SCIENCES NATURELLES DE BELGIQUE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 374 875
Address
Rue Vautier 29
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
ISOE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 151 685
Address
Hamburger Allee 45
60486 Frankfurt Am Main
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FONDATION FRANCAISE POUR LA RECHERCHE SUR LA BIODIVERSITE
France
EU contribution
€ 192 362,50
Address
Rue Saint Jacques 195
75005 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
ESSRG KFT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 91 750
Address
Ferenciek Tere 2 1 Em
1053 Budapest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDATIA PENTRU TEHNOLOGIA INFORMATIEI APLICATE IN MEDIU,AGRICULTURA SI SCHIMBARI GLOBALE
Romania
EU contribution
€ 166 375
Address
Sfintii Voievozi 6
010966 Bucharest
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 257 250
Address
Praca Gomes Teixeira
4099 002 Porto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 871,24
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 143 000
Address
Earlham Road
NR4 7TJ Norwich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UK CENTRE FOR ECOLOGY & HYDROLOGY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 555 246,35
Address
Maclean Building Benson Lane
OX10 8BB Oxford
Activity type
Research Organisations