EUBP Meetings 2024: Key Developments and Policy Highlights

The 5th EUBP Meeting took place on 24-25 April 2024 In 2024, the European Commission (EC) organised five EU Biodiversity Platform (EUBP) meetings, including an ad hoc session on biodiversity financing and subgroup meetings on green infrastructure, monitoring & assessment, and marine topics. BioAgora observers participated in each session, contributing with valuable insights. Below is…

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BioAgora held a workshop on biodiversity and citizen science at the 5th ECSA 2024 Conference

The European Citizen Science Association (ECSA) recently concluded its 5th conference, commemorating its 10th anniversary in Vienna on 3-6 April. Hosted by the Austrian Network for Citizen Science at BOKU, and the Natural History Museum, Vienna, the event drew funders, members, students, project leaders, volunteers, artists, and policymakers from various countries. The theme of the…

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BioAgora hosted a webinar on the Science-Policy Interface pilot training

On 6 May BioAgora hosted a webinar focusing on the BioAgora Science-Policy Interface. The event titled “Introduction to the BioAgora Science Policy Interface (SPI) pilot training” gathered over 40 researchers and policymakers with the aim to present the concept of the SPI and the future pilot training on the topic. Three panelists provided a focus…

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BioAgora hosted “Connecting Biodiversity Knowledge and Decision-making” Information Event on 16 April 2024

The virtual BioAgora Information event titled “Connecting Biodiversity Knowledge & Decision-Making” took place on 16 April 2024. What was the main goal of this BioAgora information event ? Aimed to bring forward the dialogue about the connection between research and policy-making within the EU, the workshop gathered more than 150 participants, amongst which EC policy-makers…

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BioAgora to host “Connecting Biodiversity Knowledge and Decision-making” Information Event on 16 April 2024

On 16 April 2024 BioAgora will host a special online information event tailored for EU-funded projects engaged in enhancing biodiversity knowledge and policy! The event titled “Connecting Biodiversity Knowledge and Decision-making“promises to be an insightful session aimed at fostering collaboration and driving impactful policy outcomes. It will take place : 📅 Date: 16 April 2024…

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BioAgora takes part in the 4th EU Biodiversity Platform meeting

BioAgora took part in the 4th EU Biodiversity Platform (EUBP) meeting on 15-16 November in Brussels, Belgium. The project coordinator Kati Vierikko (Syke) and partner Roxanne Leberger (CREAF) represented the project. As part of the EUBP meeting, the EC organised a workshop dedicated to the priorities for Research and Innovation (R&I) funding in the new…

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BioAgora to support sustainable transformation in the biodiversity policy arena

A BioAgora session, organised at the 2023 Radboud conference on Earth System Governance (22-27 October), focused on how BioAgora may support transformative change in the European biodiversity policy arena.  With panellists representing the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Environment, the Knowledge Centre for Biodiversity, the BioAgora project, and Finnish science-policy expertise for sustainability, the event gave a…

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BioAgora partners design project functions in interactive meeting

On 11 and 12 October 2023, BioAgora partners met in Leipzig, Germany for the second face-to-face Consortium meeting. This two-day event was built around ten prospected functions of the future EU Science Service for Biodiversity (SSBD). Partners eagerly exchanged and discussed each function that are currently under scrutiny to support setting up the SSBD. They…

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BioAgora to collaborate with NetworkNature on biodiversity

NetworkNature’s Taskforces cluster meeting In its efforts to build a community of researchers and stakeholders, BioAgora participated in last week’s ‘taskforces cluster meeting’ of NetworkNature. The meeting, attended by some 80 participants, took place in Brussels on 7 June and  offered a great opportunity for fruitful cooperation in further developing the Science Service for Biodiversity.…

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Biodiversity boost: A cluster of projects working on transformative change is established

On 17 March 2023, the European Research Executive Agency’s (REA) Unit B.3, Biodiversity, Circular Economy and Environment, in collaboration with the Directorate General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD), Unit B.3, organised an in-person workshop for a number of Horizon Europe projects contributing to Transformative Change for Biodiversity.  BioAgora participated as an observer and contributed…

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