Collaborative governance


Webinar: Networking for the landscape: The potential of collaborative governance in addressing institutional misfit in the provision of ecosystem services

Time: 16th April, 2018, 1pm to 3.30pm CET
Location: Online
An important challenge in environmental governance is to reach so-called ‘institutional fit’. This means to ensure that the established governance structures are spatially and temporally well-aligned to the ecosystems and ecosystem services they are meant to govern. The cp³ project analyzed the potential of collaborative governance approaches to mitigate institutional misfit in landscape management, an issue with growing importance in ecosystem services governance. Thereby, we define collaborative governance as partnerships between multiple actors from the public, private, and civil society sphere of society. During the webinar, successful initiatives for collaborative governance from 3 European protection areas will be introduced: 
the Biosphere reserve Spreewald, Germany, 
the Nature park Jauerling-Wachau, Austria and 
the Berg en Dal region as part of the National Landscape Gelderse Poort, Netherlands. 
The initiatives include both formal and informal partnerships that were initiated either bottom-up or top-down with the aim to reach a better fit in landscape management. These approaches were analyzed in view of the types of involved actors, their roles, motives, influence and benefits, as well as  the way that these actors interact with each other to generate knowledge, leveraging funding, spur trust and mitigate conflicts. 
This webinar aims to provide insights regarding the specific features through which the collaborative governance approaches could successfully address and mitigate issues of institutional misfit in landscape management. Additionally it aims to introduce aspects of the importance of Science-Policy-Society interface regarding biodiversity and ecosystems services.
Target audience:
The webinar is addressed to everyone interested in the topic, which includes students and researchers from the social and natural sciences, practitioners like administrative staff from protected areas, farmers or other land users and managers, as well as decision makes in environmental and agricultural policy.
The webinar is devided into five thematic blocks with ample time for Q&A in-between.
Claudia Sattler (Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research, Germany), Angela Meyer and Gregor Giersch (Organisation for International Dialogue and Conflict Management, Austria) and Lenny von Bussel (Wageningen University, Netherlands) will present and discuss results from the BiodivERsA/ FACCE-JPI project cp³: ‘Civil-public-private-partnerships: collaborative governance approaches for policy innovation to enhance biodiversity and ecosystem services delivery in agricultural landscapes’. 
Zoi Konstantinou (Faculty of Science, University of Porto) will present and discuss the EKLIPSE mechanism for Science-Policy-Society interface regarding biodiversity and ecosystems services in the EU.
Registration is free. Please complete your details on our registration page to join the webinar.