Recognising that biodiversity issues are often at the cross-roads of numerous political and socio-economic interests requiring to account for many sectors (environment but also agriculture and fisheries, mining, energy, health etc.), and to promote a cross-sectoral approach towards the conservation and sustainable management and use of biodiversity, Biodiversa+ works in synergy with many initiatives and engages with a variety of stakeholders from policy, practice and business, at every step of its process and in all its core activities.


In this context, Biodiversa+ is promoting both science-society and science-policy interfacing throughout the whole research process, from inception onwards. While academic excellence is a major criterion for evaluating research to be supported in Biodiversa+, successful projects are expected to demonstrate that innovative approaches will be used (from co-design of programmes to promotion of research results) to increase the societal impact of the funded research.

Stakeholder engagement in the

Biodiversa+ governance structure

Engagement with a broad range of stakeholders through the Enlarged Stakeholder Board, allowing two-way exchanges and information and mobilisation of a large number of stakeholders.

Higher involvement of a range of stakeholders for surveying the activities of the European Biodiversity Partnership and providing advices through the Advisory Board.

Direct collaboration with a few major stakeholders (when relevant through establishment of sub-contracts).

A few key activities
in favour of stakeholder’s engagement

Biodiversa+ addresses

… both formulation and channelling of stakeholders and knowledge needs into research and innovation.

Biodiversa+ facilitates

… the translation of research findings into concrete recommendations for environmental policies and for promoting innovation.

Biodiversa+ reinforces

… capacity of R&I actors regarding the engagement of stakeholders in their research activities.

Different streams of engagement

Biodiversa+ key collaborators
Collaboration with IPBES
Collaboration with NetworkNature