EKLIPSE produces various kinds of outputs as a result of the requests we manage, including guidance notes, reports, scientific articles and presentations. These are shown below according to the process or request from which they arose.


EKLIPSE Guidance notes

These guidance notes describe the main groups of people and the activities they conduct as part of the EKLIPSE process.

Preparing and managing calls for expertise 

The Secretariat

Understanding the KCB

Selecting the KCB

Expert Working Groups

Guidelines for the Expert Working Group outputs

The Strategic Advisory Board

The Business Plan Group

Selecting requests

Scoping with the requester










Nature-based Solutions to Promote Climate Resilience in Urban Areas

Report: EKLIPSE has published the report from its first request from policy makers for synthesizing available knowledge: Nature-based solutions to promote climate resilience in urban areas – developing an impact evaluation framework. 

Article: Some of the EKLIPSE Expert Working Group members have also published the following article:   

Raymond et al. (2017) A framework for assessing and implementing the co-benefits of nature-based solutions in urban areas. Environmental Science & Policy, 77: 15-24

In this paper, we developed a holistic framework for assessing co-benefits (and costs) of nature-based solutions and developed and proposed a seven-stage process for situating co-benefit assessment within policy and project implementation.  We found that nature-based solutions can have environmental, social and economic co-benefits and/or costs both within and across these 10 societal challenges. On that base, we develop and propose a seven-stage process for situating co-benefit assessment within policy and project implementation. The seven stages include: 1) identify problem or opportunity; 2) select and assess NBS and related actions; 3) design NBS implementation processes; 4) implement NBS; 5) frequently engage stakeholders and communicate co-benefits; 6) transfer and upscale NBS; and 7) monitor and evaluate co-benefits across all stages. We conclude that the developed framework together with the seven-stage co-benefit assessment process represent a valuable tool for guiding thinking and identifying the multiple values of NBS implementation. 

This journal article was prepared by some members of the of the EKLIPSE Expert Working Group on NBS to Promote Climate Resilience as a separate activity to the EKLIPSE NBS report.  We acknowledge important contributions of the EKLIPSE Expert Working Group on NBS to Promote Climate Resilience in Urban Areas in the identification of actions, indicators and methods underpinning the assessment framework. We would like to thank the EU FP7 IMPRESSIONS project (Grant No. 603416) for funding the design of the figures and tables. This work was financially supported by GREEN SURGE, EU FP7 collaborative project, FP7-ENV.2013.6.2-5-603567 and by a grant of the Romanian National Authority for Scientific Research and Innovation, CNCS −UEFISCDI, project number PN-II-RU-TE-2014-4-0434. Author Dr. Frantzeskaki Niki was also supported by the ARTS Project (Accelerating and Rescaling Sustainability Transitions) funded by the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) (Grand No 603654).


Understanding Jointly the Purpose of EKLIPSE and How We Can All Make a Difference

This EKLIPSE presentation explains the various important reasons why EKLIPSE is needed, who should get involved and how EKLIPSE works.  


Social Innovation and Nature-based Solutions (NBS)

In December 2016, EKLIPSE, EPBRS and BiodivERsA jointly organised a participatory foresight workshop in Brussels to discuss research needed to face future societal challenges and emerging issues. 

The workshop resulted in a presentationmain report with annexes, and a policy brief summarising key recommendations for science policy on NBS and social innovation.

Read more about the foresight workshop here.


Knowledge Synthesis Methods

The Expert Group on Knowledge Synthesis Methods has been very busy producing this fantastic report on the range of different available methods for knowledge synthesis. The report covers 21 existing methods, together with guidance on their selection, use and development.

These guidance notes very briefly describe each method and list its strengths and weaknesses; they also provide key references and examples of where a method has been used for policy decisions. For the overall context we recommend reading the complete report.

If you have used any of these methods in a policy-making context, please share your experiences on the KNOCK Forum.


1. Systematic Review

2. Solution Scanning

3. Summaries and Synopses

4. Meta-Analysis

5. Rapid Evidence Assessment

6. Scoping Review

7. Systematic Map

8. Vote-Counting

9. Non-Systematic Literature Reviews

10. Expert Consultation

11. Multiple Expert Consultation + Delphi

12. Causal Criteria Analysis

13. Bayesian Belief Networks (BBN)

14. Focus Groups

15. Discourse Analysis

16. Joint Fact Finding (JFF) and double sided critique (DSC)

17. Scenario Analysis

18. Structured Decision Making

19. Collaborative Adaptive Management

20. Participatory Mapping

21. Multi Criteria Decision Analysis (MCA/MCDA)