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ALTER-Net & EKLIPSE Conference: The EU Biodiversity Strategy Beyond 2020

Research insights and needs for biodiversity and ecosystem services in Europe


What should the post 2020 European biodiversity strategy look like? How will research contribute to this strategy and help to define its goals?

The 2019 biennial ALTER-Net and EKLIPSE, entitled The EU Biodiversity Strategy Beyond 2020: Research insights and needs for biodiversity and ecosystem services in Europe, will explore these very questions. With the central theme of the post 2020 European biodiversity targets and the potential contributions of scientific research, we will take a proactive role in the consideration and shaping of this critical strategy.

Researchers, decision-makers and practitioners from all disciplines and fields are invited to contribute to this conference. Abstracts for session subjects, presentations and posters related to research insights and needs for biodiversity and ecosystem services (within the framework of the EU Biodiversity Strategy beyond 2020) are now being accepted.

Call for proposals

Are you interested in contributing to the 2019 Conference?

  • Please fill out the application form in our ALTER-Net Call for Proposals for session subjects, presentations and posters


The closing date to submit proposals or requests is 31 March 2019.

Conference themes

The conference will cover four specific sub-themes:

  1. Envisaging plausible futures
  2. Probable changes in nature
  3. New relationships
  4. Policy responses

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Conference outcomes & deliverables

  • A list of strategic targets to be reached
  • Relevant policy briefs
  • A number of scientific papers to be published in an A1 Journal
  • A closer collaboration between the scientific community and the European Commission

Practical information


Dates:
17-19 June 2019

Location: Augustinian Monastery; Ghent Belgium (the same location as ALTER-Net's previous conferences)

Costs: €90 for ALTER-Net and EKLIPSE members; €120 for non-member participants

Details

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Registration / Fees

Please note: the conference is limited to 200 participants

90€ - ALTER-Net partners or EKLIPSE members

120€ - non-member participants

 

Contacts:

Tyler Kulfan (ALTER-Net Secretariat) - General inquiries, registration, proposals

Janine van Vessem (INBO, Belgium) - Further information, conference contents

 

Further information:

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Conference objectives:


To provide a forum for dialogue across fields and disciplines of research and policy and to create a platform for nature-science interface.

To formulate the needs for synergies and research to safeguard and enhance biodiversity and ecosystem services beyond 2020.

To build bridges between disciplines and to connect science and policy with societal sustainability challenges.

To explore pathways to enhance collaboration between research institutes and policymakers on an international level.


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