Current requests

When eligible requests are progressed, they often lead to the need for Expert Working Groups, Knowledge Syntheses or different kinds of events such as workshops, E-conferences or science cafes.

Our first Call for Requests ‘Policy and other societal actors are invited to identify topics or evidence needs relating to biodiversity and ecosystem services’ (CfR.1/2016) generated 15 submissions (see table below) and resulted in the selection of five requests which are currently ongoing. Click on a request below to read more about it and its related activities and outputs:







EKLIPSE also puts out other kinds of calls, such as for Capacity Building Events:


‘First call: Policy and other societal actors are invited to identify topics or evidence needs relating to biodiversity and ecosystem services’ 

Our first call (CfR.1/2016) generated 15 requests from 12 organisations on a variety of topics:

Requester Request

Buglife - The Invertebrate Conservation Trust

What are the impacts of artificial electromagnetic radiation on invertebrates?  What is the risk that such radiation is causing harm to populations of invertebrates, other wildlife and ecosystem services?  What are the evidence gaps that are the highest priority to address?  What policy solutions should be considered?

Humanité et biodiversité

Does the modification of ecosystems (including a loss of biodiversity) lead the development of diseases?

Scottish Environment Protection Agency

What is the evidence of approaches environmental regulators can employ with their regulated businesses to influence environmental sustainability of business operations to improve outcomes for biodiversity?

Adi Padurea Bistra

What strategy/course of action/ideas/projects would be best suited for our organization in order to protect the biodiversity of the forest (stopping species of invasive flora/ halt negative anthropic actions such as hunting) and also attract tourists for sightseeing, keeping the forest open to the public?

International Union for Conservation of Nature, European Regional Office

How can the evidence base for the economic and societal benefits of nature be strengthened, to promote mainstreaming of nature-based solutions in key EU policy areas to respond to climate change related challenges?

International Union for Conservation of the Nature, European Regional Office

Is the CAP delivering on environmental objectives?  Which aspects work and which ones do not work? How could it be enhanced to further deliver on the “sustainable management of natural resources” priority?

French Ministry of Environment

Importance of Nature for mental health: Is there a specific benefit of contact with green space?


How can nature’s diverse values be incorporated into and reflected by public policy?

Swedish Board of Agriculture

What mix of land use and what level of land quality is needed in order to get a positive trend for biodiversity in agricultural landscapes?

Foundation for Research on Biodiversity / BiodivERsA

To what extent does biodiversity have a positive and/or negative impact on health?

Foundation for Research on Bioidversity - BiodivERsA

How can climate change impact biodiversity, and reversely how can biodiversity play a role in adapting to and mitigating climate change?

Tour du Valat, Research Institute for the Conservation of Mediterranean Wetlands

Synthesis of knowledge and evidence from global case studies on contributions that wetlands can offer to climate change mitigation strategies and a subsequent expert evaluation of the importance of these contributions in a Mediterranean context. 

Tour du Valat, Research Institute for the Conservation of Mediterranean Wetlands

Identification of what renders lobbying based on evidence more successful in terms of the actual inclusion of recommendations in policies and management plans.

Associated collaborator

Were any suitable conclusions drawn from the execution of projects about the preservation of the Iberian lynx (Lynx pardina), which have been co- financed by the European Union, or applied to a better preservation of this species or other endangered species as well as the Mediterranean Ecosystem?

Environment Agency Austria

What is the most appropriate set of classifications and definitions for ecosystem services and which is the most appropriate method for assessing and mapping of ESS when being applied in order to fulfil the requirements of the EU biodiversity strategy 2020.