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 Aadvisory Board and Expert Working Groups. View our calendar of events.

Read more about recent and upcoming events below.

 

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).


Agenda

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


Registration

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.

 

Organisers

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.

 

For any questions about this event, you can contact Estelle Balian (e.balian@biodiversity.be) or Lise Goudeseune (l.goudeseune@biodiversity.be).
 

  • 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.