EKLIPSE is an EU H2020 project which aims to establish an innovative, light, self-sustainable EU support mechanism for evidence-based policy on biodiversity and ecosystem services open to all relevant knowledge holders and users. CEH is central to EKLIPSE, being responsible for the coordination, integration and development of its governance; it is currently co-ordinated by Dr Allan Watt and Dr Juliette Young, who are members of the EKLIPSE Secretariat.
The purpose of EKLIPSE is to answer questions affecting biodiversity through a ‘Request’ process by inviting decision-makers, practitioners or other stakeholders to submit proposals via different types of calls (e.g. for experts, knowledge) and conducting knowledge syntheses and foresight activities to make evidence-based decisions.
What's in it for me?
- As a decision-maker, you may consider using the mechanism to make a request for detailed syntheses of the available knowledge on a relevant topic of your choice - or simply access existing syntheses; and you may also contribute to innovative consultations to explore emerging issues. You can also propose subjects for consultations and debates to identify research priorities and emerging issues.
- As a scientist (from natural or social sciences), you may actively contribute to the synthesis processes by providing your thematic or methodological expertise, and you could shape the future research policies related to biodiversity by bringing your expertise to foresight activities and follow capacity building events to better understand the policy cycle and how emerging issues reach policy agendas.
- As a practitioner or other knowledge holder, you may also contribute to the synthesis process depending on the addressed question and the method being used.
- As a stakeholder, you can get engaged in the scoping of the question, contribute your knowledge and be active in the review process.
- As a citizen, you can join science cafes and online debates and discussions through the EKLIPSE KNOCK Forum.
Added-value for experts responding to requests
By participating in EKLIPSE, you will gain benefits of various types:
- Ensure the usefulness of existing knowledge by having a direct impact on decision-making processes
- Participate in the creation of key outputs and get acknowledged for your contribution
- Learn about other experts' disciplines who work on the same issue from a different perspective
- Develop your network on the European scale and discover the ins and outs of decision-making processes
- Gain experience in the methods applied that may be new to you
- Work under a secured channel of knowledge transfer, whereby transparent and credible processes are in place: open access, scientific expertise, excellency, inclusiveness of the relevant stakeholders, etc.
- Have a say in the processes and methods used by the mechanism developed by EKLIPSE