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Az EKLIPSE - Európai Unio biodiverzitási és fenntarthatósági programja új tájépítész kollégákat keres!

Dear Delegates, dear Presidents and Secretariats of National Associations, 

It is my pleasure to inform you that IFLA Europe will be applying to be on the panel for EKLIPSE - EU Project which aims to set up a light, transparent and self-sustainable mechanisme to support evidence-based policy on biodiversity and ecosystem services in the EU through a strong Science Policy Society interface. We would like to encourage all of our members to apply as landscape architects need to be at the centre of these initiatives for involvement and funding. Please feel free to disseminate this information among your members.

Please see below more information about the project:

EKLIPSE: Opportunities for involvement in decision making, new round of Call for policy requests and new opportunities for funding.

EKLIPSE is an EU project which aims to set up a light, transparent and self-sustainable mechanism to support evidence-based policy on biodiversity and ecosystem services in the EU, through a strong Science-Policy-Society interface.

One of our main goals is to engage the wide community of people working in all different aspects of biodiversity and ecosystems services, in science, in policy and in society, in our wide range of activities and processes, through participation or through funding opportunities.

At the moment we have four open Calls which may be interesting to different members of your network:

-2ndCALL for Nominations for Members of Knowledge Coordination Body – deadline June 15th 2018:

EKLIPSE is inviting applications to join the Knowledge Coordination Body (KCB) until October 2019. The KCB organises and accompanies the knowledge synthesis processes within EKLIPSE. The KCB also coordinates other tasks required to set up a self-sustaining mechanism for evidence-based and evidence-informed policy on biodiversity and ecosystem services.

Do you have expertise and interest in enhancing the Science Policy Interface? Would you like to contribute to policy‐relevant processes? Do you want to contribute to the selection of policy relevant requests to be addressed? Are you interested in collaborating in a trans‐disciplinary and multi‐cultural setting?

Then please express your interest in participating at http://www.eklipse-mechanism.eu/open_calls where you will find a link to the online application form.

-3rd CALL for Policy Requests – deadline June 30th 2018:

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. We particularly encourage the building of consortia representing policy, research, NGOs or individual applications from policy or other societal actors.

Interested parties – including consortia – should apply by following the rules and procedures detailed in the Call. Applications will be followed by a 6 week period to allow other stakeholders to join and start discussions around the requests that have been put to EKLIPSE. The selected requests will be announced week starting 17th September 2018 and will be publicized on the EKLIPSE website. The process of answering these requests will start thereafter.

Please put forward your request by accessing the open calls on www.eklipsemechanism.eu/open_calls

-2nd CALL for the organisation of Capacity Building events – deadline August 15th 2018:

Do you have an idea for a seminar, short course or other kind of training event? EKLIPSE is inviting representatives of networks, organisations, projects and other entities to submit proposals to develop capacity building events relevant to the Science-Policy-Society interface, regarding biodiversity, ecosystem services, and related challenges. EKLIPSE seeks to be responsive to community development needs across the European Union by supporting multi-national events that add value to science, policy and society.

We encourage community training providers to submit a proposal to EKLIPSE to receive support regarding the organisation, expertise and/or facilitation necessary for a successful event.

Please submit your Capacity Building Event Proposal, by accessing the open calls and application forms at http://www.eklipse-mechanism.eu/open_calls.

-Extended peer-review and open consultation on the methodological protocol of the EKLIPSE business request – deadline 15th June

The EKLIPSE project is facilitating answering a request, put forward by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) on: How can environmental regulators support businesses to improve the outcomes of their operations for biodiversity, with a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises in the food and beverage sector in Europe? The Expert Working Group put together for the request, has developed a Methodological Protocol, which outlines the future working plan and will serve as the basis for the synthesis work and support the drafting of a final report/product.

This Methodological Protocol is now open for extended peer-review and open consultation, through the online form by 15th June 2018.

Should you have any questions, please contact us at secretariatateklipse-mechanism.eu (secretariatateklipse-mechanism.eu)