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EuropaBON marks the end of its duration with a final stakeholder conference in Brussels

After three and a half years of successful collaboration and numerous established partnerships with many experts and organisations across the biodiversity domain, the EuropaBON consortium and stakeholders gathered to showcase the major outcomes of their collaborative efforts.

On May 27 and 28, gathered at the Museum of Natural Sciences in Brussels, Belgium, more than 50 partners and stakeholders lively discussed the overall achievements of EuropaBON along with descriptions of the key outputs. In particular, the project presented the proposed European Biodiversity Observation Coordination Centre (EBOCC) that should implement and oversee an EU Biodiversity Observation Network to integrate data streams to support numerous European biodiversity policies.

The event commenced with keynote speeches from representatives of the European Commission and the EEA, who discussed the future of EU biodiversity monitoring from a policy standpoint. This was followed by presentations highlighting the key outcomes of EuropaBON, and concluded with a panel discussion. On the second day, the European Commission shared their reflections and insights, leading to targeted sessions with prominent European biodiversity actors and members of the wider EuropaBON stakeholder community. The event wrapped up with podium discussions that facilitated a debate on the EBOCC and the forthcoming steps in biodiversity monitoring across Europe.

We thank everyone who has been a part of this incredible journey! Hoping to cross paths in future research endeavours.

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