SPI Seminar Series

Alternet Science-Policy Seminar Series

Conversations from the European science-policy interface on biodiversity and ecosystem services, hosted by our partner institutes. 


In 2019, UFZ hosted the first Alternet-associated science policy interface webinar. Now re-launched as a regular network activity, SYKE held the first in our new rotating series of partner-hosted webinars in February 2022. Is your institute interested in hosting our next SPI seminar? Let us know!

Save the date: ESSRG Webinar – 10 June 2022

Alternet & ESSRG SPI Webinar: Inclusion and power in science-policy interactions

10 June 2022, 2—3.30 pm CEST

The second Alternet SPI webinar titled “Inclusion and power in science-policy interactions” will be hosted by ESSRG on the 10th of June, starting at 2 pm CEST. The event will feature three presentations and a facilitated panel discussion with guest speakers, addressing topics like power asymmetries, deliberation and knowledge co-production in SPIs across different knowledge holders and knowledge types.

Guest speakers:

  • Esther Turnhout, interdisciplinary social scientist, playing different roles in IPBES incl. acting as lead author of the Global Assessment, Chair of Science, Technology & Society, University of Twente, the Netherlands
  • Monika Berg, environmental sociologist, Center for Environmental and Sustainability Social Science, Örebro University, Sweden
  • Zsolt Molnár, ethnobotanist, coordinating lead author of the IPBES Global Assessment and member of the IPBES ILK expert group, Institute of Ecology and Botany, Centre for Ecological Research, Hungary


  • Eszter Kelemen, ecological economist, coordinating lead author of the IPBES Values Assessment, Environmental Social Science Research Group (ESSRG), Hungary

Participation is free but subject to registration. Please register here.

SYKE Webinar – February 2022

Hosts: Alternet and SYKE

Date: 3 February 2022

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Learn more about this seminar on its event page.

UFZ Seminar – 2019

Hosts: UFZ, Alternet, and Eklipse