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+ is strongly committed to promoting a cross-sectoral approach towards the conservation, sustainable management and use of biodiversity. It involves a broad range of stakeholders that have a direct or indirect impact on nature, also producing and promoting important innovations, partnerships and expertise to help address biodiversity loss. The implementation of the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2030 and the enablement of transformative change are approached through the engagement of all stakeholders and at all levels.

Biodiversa+ key collaborators
Biodiversa+ Biome
Collaboration with IPBES
Collaboration with NetworkNature