Survey on Partner Search Tool

Did you find partners for your project proposal? Or started a collaboration for any future project? Please fill this short survey (3 min) to help us get an impression of the successfulness of this tool! The survey will be accessible till 15. May 2017. This is a survey on the Partner Search Tool of the NCPs CaRE Network project for the Societal Challenge 5 “Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials”. With this survey we would like to determine whether the NCPs CaRE Partner Search Tool has been helpful in establishing possible (future) project collaborations.

Save the date: Social Innovation and Nature-based solutions: What knowledge will be needed to face future societal challenges and emerging issues

EKLIPSE/EPBRS/BiodivERsA joint foresight workshop  “Social Innovation and Nature-based solutions: What knowledge will be needed to face future societal challenges and emerging issues

The workshop will be held in Brussels on the 6th (starting with lunch) of December until the 7th of December (1PM CET)

The aim of this participatory workshop will be to explore how nature-based solutions (NBS) can be a response to, or a catalyst for, social innovation to address emerging issues in relation to:

  • human well-being and health,
  • governance strategies,
  • assessment of multiple benefits (environmental, social and economic),
  • mainstreaming NBS in land planning and management
  • restoration
  • NBS and digital new technologies

This social innovation perspective will promote transdisciplinary thinking and participants will be free to focus on some specific habitats (e.g. urban areas, coastal and marine areas, agricultural areas, etc.) based on their expertise.

Please register at: http://www.biodiversity.be/jointforesightworkshop

A preliminary programme and additional practical information will be made available on the website soon.

Workshop on strategic cooperation on Blue Growth in the North Sea, 20-21 June 2016, The Hague, The Netherlands

The North Sea is an economic maritime heavyweight in Europe and provides a huge potential for enhancing the blue economy and boosting the region’s competitiveness. Cooperation at sea-basin level has an essential role to play in building on this potential.

In order to foster a discussion on a broad set of economic opportunities related to the blue economy, the European Commission aims to bring together selected stakeholders for a day and a half of structured discussions.  The event will be focused on challenges and opportunities for strategic transnational co-operation and in particular, what needs to be done to facilitate and accelerate strategic public-private initiatives that can maximise joint business opportunities in blue growth areas/value chains in the North Sea region. The workshop will be organised in a participative and inclusive way, as to identify the collective ideas and needs of the stakeholders.


In order to collect views and experience from stakeholders and potential workshop participants an online survey is being launched. The survey results will be used draw up the final programme so as to ensure a structured, focused and result-oriented discussion. Interested stakeholders are requested to fill in the survey before 25 April 2016.

Online registration and practical information on the event:  registration will be provided to the participants who receive an invitation to the event (early May). To make sure a representative group of stakeholders are present in a balanced way, participation will be on an invitation only basis.

Detailed information on the programme and final report will be available for all stakeholders on the website for the workshop (link will follow in the coming weeks). The workshop will be hosted by the Province of South Holland in the Province House (Provinciehuis) located in The Hague.

Source: http://ec.europa.eu/newsroom/mare/itemdetail.cfm?subweb=342&lang=en&item_id=30115