EKLIPSE is developing a European Mechanism to answer requests from policy makers and other societal actors on biodiversity-related issues. EKLIPSE invites proposals for requests from consortia representing policy, research, NGOs or individual applications from policy or other societal actors.
Policy and other societal actors are invited to identify topics or evidence needs relating to biodiversity and ecosystem services and of EU policy relevance, requiring in-depth analysis and a consolidated view from science and other knowledge holders. EKLIPSE particularly encourage the building of consortia representing policy, research, NGOs or individual applications from policy or other societal actors.
EKLIPSE coordinates innovative and transparent approaches for science, policy and societal actors to jointly provide the best available evidence leading to better informed decision-making. The topic and/or evidence needs are identified by policy and other societal actors. The objective of this call is to encourage policy and other societal actors to suggest topics and/or evidence needs to be addressed by EKLIPSE.
To be eligible to contribute to the call:
- Requesters cannot be from organisations that are part of the EKLIPSE consortium.
- Requesters cannot be individual members of the Knowledge Coordination Body, or Strategic Advisory Board but the organisations represented on the KCB and SAB can submit requests on the understanding that they will not be favoured over other requesters or gain financially from their requests.
- Requesters should be able to represent the ‘community’ view of their policy or societal group e.g. policy makers, an NGO, international business group, local community group etc.
- Requesters cannot be a single individual with no professional or community affiliation