First foresight workshop




EKLIPSE, EPBRS and BiodivERsA jointly organised a foresight workshop in Brussels on 6-7 December 2016 on « Social Innovation and Nature-Based Solutions: What research is needed to face future societal challenges and emerging issues? »


The objective of this participatory workshop was to explore how nature-based solutions (NBS) can be a response to, or a catalyst for, social innovation to address emerging issues in relation to:

  • human well-being and health,
  • governance strategies,
  • land planning and management, and
  • restoration.

The aim of the workshop was for the identified emerging issues and research priorities to feed into current and future debates and reflections on research and innovation policy and priorities at EU level.


Introduction presentation


The workshop report is now available:

- Main report

- Annexes


Please download the brief summarizing key recommendations for science policy on NBS and Social innovation.