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

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 690474

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 February 2016

  • End date

    31 July 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 997 272,49

  • EU contribution

    € 2 997 270,99

Coordinated by:

UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

United Kingdom

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).

Coordinator

UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

Address

Polaris House North Star Avenue
Sn2 1fl Swindon

United Kingdom

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 699 087

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL

Address

Polaris House, North Star Avenue
Sn2 1eu Swindon Wiltshire

United Kingdom

Activity type

Research Organisations

Participants (10)

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 692 547

SUOMEN YMPARISTOKESKUS

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 274 933,75

INSTITUT ROYAL DES SCIENCES NATURELLES DE BELGIQUE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 374 875

ISOE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 151 685

FONDATION FRANCAISE POUR LA RECHERCHE SUR LA BIODIVERSITE

France

EU Contribution

€ 192 362

ESSRG KFT

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 91 750

FUNDATIA PENTRU TEHNOLOGIA INFORMATIEI APLICATE IN MEDIU,AGRICULTURA SI SCHIMBARI GLOBALE

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 155 250

UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 257 250

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARSOF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 666,03

UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 106 865,21

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 690474

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 February 2016

  • End date

    31 July 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 997 272,49

  • EU contribution

    € 2 997 270,99

Coordinated by:

UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

United Kingdom