16-17 November 2021
On the 16-17th of November 2021, Biodiversa organised the BiodivERsA final conference.
The conference was a hybrid meeting with 211 participants attending remotely or in person.
The BiodivERsA final conference was an opportunity to highlight the BiodivERsA main achievements, have a look back on the shared vision and priorities for biodiversity research programming across Europe that were supported by BiodivERsA and explore the Biodiversa model that promotes excellent research with impact for policy and society. This conference also allowed to discuss how to bridge the gap between science and policy and how research results can guide policies.
During this conference, the Biodiversa Prize for Excellence and Impact was awarded to two BiodivERsA funded projects that have produced excellent science with concrete impacts for policy and/or society: the ENABLE and SPONFOREST projects funded under the BiodivERsA 2015-2016 joint call.
- Watch the ENABLE video & SPONFOREST video, produced for the 2021 edition of the Biodiversa Prize for Excellence and Impact
- Access the agenda & presentations used during the Biodiversa final conference
- Discover testimonies made by researchers and main collaborators for the Biodiversa final conference on the BiodivERsA Youtube channel:
- Testimony by Simon Gardner, Head of Virtual Environment at NERC – UK & former Biodiversa Evaluation Committee Vice-Chair on the type of research funded by BiodivERsA
- Testimony by Silvia Winter, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, Austria, from the SECBIVIT & VineDivers projects on the type of research funded by BiodivERsA
- Testimony by Klaus Birkhofer, Brandenburg University of Technology, Germany, from the SoilMan & FunProd projects on the type of research funded by BiodivERsA
- Testimony by Nathalie Charbonnel, INRAe, France, from the BioRodDis project on the type of research funded by BiodivERsA
- Testimony by Claude Garcia, The French agricultural research and international cooperation organization – CIRAD, France and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich, Switzerland & Gemma Boetekees, Forest Stewardship Council – FSC, from the CoForTips project on how to bridge the gap between research and society and on the lessons learnt from their collaboration