In February 2023, Biodiversa+ and Alternet officially became key collaborators. The two initiatives have joined forces to strengthen the European science-policy-society interface and to foster capacity building for researchers from the biodiversity field.
Key Collaboration with Biodiversa+
Biodiversa+, the European Biodiversity Partnership supports excellent research on biodiversity with an impact for society and policy, and promotes the harmonisation of biodiversity monitoring schemes across Europe. Gathering major national research programmers, and funders and environmental policy actors from Europe and beyond and being co-funded by the European Commission, Biodiversa+is part of the EU Biodiversity Strategy 2030, and contributes to the ambition that “by 2030, nature in Europe is back on a path of recovery, and that by 2050 people are living in harmony with Nature.”
Specifically, Biodiversa+ and Alternet collaborate on the development and organisation of the Alternet Summer Schools in Peyresq, France. Biodiversa+ supports the summer schools by financially providing for the general costs and supporting the participation of early career researchers from Biodiversa+ projects, and by co-building the content and identification of speakers. As key collaborators, Biodiversa+ and Alternet will also support the provision and/or promotion of respective training and guides for capacity building related to transdisciplinary research and innovation and science-society-policy interfacing. They also support the mobilisation of the scientific community on these topics in respective activities.
Biodiversa+ and Alternet teams are closely working together to implement this key collaboration.