The EKLIPSE Proof of Concept Conference
Delivering a Knowledge and Learning Mechanism for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
23rd January 2019 (with implementation workshop on 24th January)
The Proof of Concept Conference will be streamed live. Minor amendments may still be made to the agenda.
|POCC Day 23rd January 2019||What is EKLIPSE and why does it matter?|
|09:00-10:00||Registration and tea/coffee|
|10:00-10:15||Welcome and opening remarks - Christos Fragakis, European Commission, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation|
Understanding the purpose of EKLIPSE and how we have all made a difference
Interactive session on the why, how and who of the EKLIPSE mechanism
EKLIPSE presentation: Juliette Young (EKLIPSE coordination and Secretariat)
Chair : Allan Watt (Chair of the Knowledge Coordination Body)
Panel members: Chris Raymond (Expert Working Group – NBS request), Marco Fritz (Requester), Rania Spyropoulou (KCB member), Ute Jacob (KCB member), Miriam Grace (Methods Expert Group), Alexandra Lux (Formative Evaluation), Marie Vandewalle (Ethics and Secretariat), Juliette Young (Secretariat). Riikka Paloniemi (Societal Engagement), Maurice Hoffmann (Business Plan Group).
Q&A from the audience and via Twitter.
Lunch and market stand
Stands will include:
Panel discussion – Complementary approaches for a robust Science-policy-society interface in Europe. Chaired by Sybille van den Hove (EKLIPSE Strategic Advisory Board Chair)
A panel discussion bringing together representatives from the European Commission's Scientific Advice Mechanism, Joint Research Centre, DG Research and Innovation, DG Environment and the European Environment Agency to frame the mechanism and what it can bring to collaboration in the broader science-policy-society landscape.
Panel members : Ronan Uhel (EEA), Maria Graca de Carvalho (SAM), Stefan Leiner (DG ENV), Josefina Enfedaque (DG R&I), Thomas Koetz (IPBES), Constantin Ciupagea (JRC).
Q&A from the audience and via Twitter.
Mechanism ‘roll-out’ planLuise Noring (Copenhagen Business School) will present the EKLIPSE roll-out or business plan on behalf of the EKLIPSE Business Plan Group, followed by a Q&A.
|16:30-17:00||Coffee/tea/refreshments and networking|
Feedback from conference participants on how to improve the mechanism
The conference participants will be asked to reflect in small groups on the information received during the day and suggest improvements on the design and implementation of the future mechanism. This input will be invaluable in the last year of the project to develop a robust and long-term mechanism based on the knowledge and expertise of the wider community.
Evening social event – to network, make new contacts and friends, and learn about new initiatives. The event will include a session on ‘naming the mechanism’: we will draw on the imagination and wit of the participants to brainstorm and vote on a name for the mechanism post January 2020
Workshop day – 24th January 2019
Working together to implement the mechanism
The EKLIPSE roll-out plan
|10:30-11:00||Coffee/tea/refreshments and networking|
Solutions room I – Our experiences from EKLIPSE
Main question: What worked well, and not so well?
World Café on lessons learnt from:
a. Processes for Knowledge Synthesis
b. Societal engagement
c. Building a network of networks
d. Implementing an ethical framework
Solutions room II – Improving the uniqueness and the added value of the Mechanism
Signing off the roll out plan and next steps:
|16:30||Farewell and end of workshop|
What is the conference (23rd January) about?
The success of EKLIPSE and its resulting mechanism is in everyone’s hands. The ‘requesters’ need to know what knowledge is out there to answer their policy or societal needs; the knowledge holders (be they scientists or other citizens) want their knowledge to have an impact; and the extensive networks working on biodiversity and ecosystem services have the enthusiasm, knowledge and leverage to keep the mechanism successful in the long term.
We want to bring all these important actors together at our Proof of Concept Conference,
where we will showcase how EKLIPSE has already started to make a difference to the way in which we use knowledge for the fate of biodiversity and ecosystem services. We will also explain how you can engage in the current and future mechanism, and what the added-value for you could be. The aims of the Proof of Concept conference are to:
- Showcase our outputs and outcomes to people who have already been involved but more importantly to those who haven’t been involved in EKLIPSE yet;
- Increase our collaboration with relevant networks and initiatives, in the widest possible sense;
- Decide on a name for the future mechanism.
What is the workshop (24th January) about?
The workshop consists of small group discussions on the practical implementation of the mechanism: who needs to do what and how. The aims of the workshop are to:
- Discuss the Roll Out Plan to allow for its rapid implementation;
- Determine next steps in terms of the implementation of the mechanism, including roles of specific networks, institutions and individuals;
- Reflect on lessons learned from EKLIPSE (through innovative Solutions Room approaches) to improve the future mechanism and ensure a smooth transition.