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Event BiodiversityKnowledge First Conference

The conference aims to introduce and discuss broadly the approach of designing a Network of Knowledge (NoK) approach in the area of biodiversity and ecosystem services in Europe. At the heart of it is engaging different knowledge hubs and identify their interests when getting involved.
The focus of the conference will be on identifying solutions and options for the NoK and identify steps to create a broad community of interest with it. For a detailed discussion, the project team will provide a green paper as basis prior to the conference. To back this with a practical perspective, the conference will also introduce the demonstration cases of the project that will test the processes of the NoK over the next year.
On the last day, the conference will also discuss the European input into IPBES and other international developments.

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Period [21/05/2012 - 23/05/2012]
Event location Belspo Avenue Louise, Brussels
Host Belspo
Event URL
Geographical coverage EU - European Union,
Keywords biodiversity, ecological or ecosystem services,

At the conference, the following issues will be addressed when designing a Network of knowledge:

  • share experiences from different knowledge holder perspectives in supporting policy making
  • discuss experiences and challenges for the operations of a NoK
  • discuss technical issues on seeting up and operating a NoK
  • discuss community dirven activities and how to develop them
  • specify thematic and practical challenges for a NoK
  • discuss the linkages to international processes like IPBES.

You are invited to join us on behalf of your institution. As places are limited (up to 90) we will have to ensure broad participations in terms of institutions and countries, so please accept that we will need to get and overview of interested participants first and then may send out confirmations for participation by end of April.

Via the KNEU project, funding will be available to support participation.

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