Herman Teirlinck building (Havenlaan 88, 1000 Brussels)
8 November 2022
9:00 to 19:00 CET
Addressing the challenges and opportunities of integrating biodiversity monitoring information to support public and private policy and decision making in Europe
EuropaBON is partnering with Biodiversa+ for the organisation of this stakeholder conference to bring together the wider biodiversity monitoring community. This event will provide the opportunity for a range of participants from academia, policymaking, NGOs, government and the private sector to get updates, meet and exchange. In particular, all participants will have the opportunity to draft and discuss tasks and modes of implementation of a future European biodiversity monitoring centre.
In the morning, invited talks and panel discussions will shed light on the use of biodiversity information in decision-making, related challenges as well as good practices. This will cover a range of perspectives from public policy, member states, the private sector, non-governmental organisations, and academia. The afternoon will be divided into two parallel sessions. One session will focus on shaping the future European biodiversity monitoring centre, the other will focus on private sector perspectives.
EuropaBON capitalises on scientific and technological advances to design blueprints for Europe's tailor-made biodiversity monitoring strategy. Biodiversa+ is the new European Biodiversity Partnership supporting excellent research on biodiversity with an impact for society and policy, one of its key objectives being to promote and support transnational biodiversity monitoring in Europe - in close collaboration with EuropaBON. As part of this work, Biodiversa+ aims to reinforce the use of biodiversity monitoring data in decision making.
Participants attending the meeting in person are cordially invited to the cocktail reception on the evening of November 8th.
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Tuesday, 8 November 2022
Social event: cocktail reception in the garden of Herman Teirlinck building.
Thursday, 12th May
Introduction to Essential Biodiversity Variables
Improving on measurement of target biodiversity metrics
Session summaries and general discussion
Friday, 13th May
Recap of keypoints from Days 1 and 2
General discussion of key points to emphasise for novel methodology implementation: practical needs, areas of concern, unaddressed gaps