Conferences and events
EKLIPSE organises and participates in various conferences and events throughout the year and holds several meetings for our Knowledge Coordination Body, Strategic Advisory Board and Expert Working Groups. View our calendar of events.
Read more about recent and upcoming events below.
22.01.2018 - 25.01.2018 : The impacts of artificial Electromagnetic Radiations on wildlife (flora and fauna)
Join us from your own office for a collaborative approach allowing you to give your input on this important emerging issue.
Artificial Electromagnetic Radiations (EMR) are used in many different ways, with uses expanding in terms of the range of frequencies and the volume of transmissions. An important issue is to explore how current use of EMR can affect biodiversity and ecosystem services (such as pollination and pest control). Better understanding and awareness of environmental risks from EMR can lead to the development, promotion and implementation of adequate and timely policy solutions.
The EKLIPSE project is inviting a wide range of experts from different disciplines as well as policy makers and practitioners for an international discussion of the current knowledge on the effects of electromagnetic radiation (EMR) on wildlife.
The conference will aim to discuss the scope of existing studies, weaknesses and gaps as well as major findings, and to identify and prioritize key research needs potentially in relation to current policy needs.
Webinar on Nature-based Solutions: Pandora's Box or reconciling concept?
BiodivERsA and EKLIPSE invited participation in a webinar on “Nature-based Solutions: Pandora box or reconciling concept?” on Wednesday, 4th of October 2017 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM (CET).
There were presentations from five speakers, followed by a Questions and Answers session.
- BiodivERsA - Hilde Eggermont: Framing of the Nature-based solutions Concept and guidance for effective implementation
- IUCN - Radhika Murti: Examples of Nature-based solutions
- European Commission, DG R&I - Sofie Vandewoestijne: Examples from current EU funded demonstration projects
- Workshop participant: Testimonial on the Social Innovation and Nature-based Solutions workshop (TBC)
- EKLIPSE - Carsten Neßhöver: Presentation of Research needs identified in Social Innovation and Nature-based Solutions workshop
The workshop was free, but registration was mandatory as places were limited. Participants registered by completing this form. Instructions for accessing the webinar were sent by email after validation of registration.
About the webinar
The webinar was organised jointly by BiodivERsA and EKLIPSE, as a follow-up to the Joint Foresight Workshop "Social Innovation and Nature-based solutions" that was held in Brussels in December 2016. The workshop highlighted a high potential for nature-based solutions (NBS) to address environmental and social challenges. However, it also showed that NBS are not very well known as a concept especially as many organisations may already be working on similar approaches but under different names. As a consequence, EKLIPSE & BiodivERsA wanted to further support the debate with this webinar to bring some background on the plurality of views and the existing typology, to illustrate that with examples, to explain a few key principles for effective implementation, and to identify limitations and remaining questions.
The main objective was to stimulate exchange on nature-based solutions and to further raise awareness of the results of the Workshop on Social Innovation and Nature-based Solutions in particular on the debate on NBS typology, benefits and limitations. The expected target audience was composed of researchers, policy-makers, practitioners and businesses interested in knowing more about nature-based solutions.
EKLIPSE is a H2020 funded project that aims to develop an innovative and self-sustainable EU support mechanism for evidence-based and evidence-informed policy on biodiversity and ecosystem services. A major function covered by EKLIPSE is the identification of research needs and emerging issues.
BiodivERsA is the network of national and regional programmers and funders of research on biodiversity, ecosystem services and Nature-based solutions from 21 European countries. It elaborates a strategic vision and implementation plan that identifies priority topics and actions to be jointly addressed over the coming years. BiodivERsA is funded under the Horizon 2020 programme as an ERA-NET COFUND scheme.
- EKLIPSE's first joint science-policy-society conference was held on December 7-8 2016 in the Belgian Science Policy Office, Brussels. Click here for details.
- EKLIPSE, EPBRS and BiodivERsA jointly organising a foresight workshop in Brussels on 6-7 December 2016 on « Social Innovation and Nature-Based Solutions: What knowledge is needed to face future societal challenges and emerging issues ? » Click here for presentations and report.