Es ES/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.


We would like to invite workshop participants to provide edits and comments on the workshop draft report through our discussion forum to allow for more interaction (please note the draft report is not in a final format to allow for easier text editing).


Please edit and comment by March 5th 2017


Based on the edits and comments received, we will finalise this report and format it with the help of an infographist and we will explore which specific communication tools could be generated to best reach out to target users and especially research policy and funding agencies.