BiodivERsA Stakeholder Engagement Workshop
Organised and hosted by the Joint Nature Conservation Committe
(JNCC), Peterborough, UK, 23–24 April 2013
As BiodivERsA project partners, JNCC
is organising and hosting a 2-day workshop on stakeholder
engagement for BiodivERsA researchers. The workshop is by
invitation only, and will be held at the JNCC offices in the UK, on
23–24 April 2013.
In April 2012, JNCC prepared draft guidance on
best practice in stakeholder engagement as a contribution to the
ongoing development of the BiodivERsA partnership’s approach to
enabling effective pan-European biodiversity research (see
Executive Summary (PDF, 277
kb) for information). The guidance is intended to be a
support tool for research teams that are developing an application
for funding from BiodivERsA and for those that have been granted
funding and are undertaking a project. BiodivERsA is
exploring how to gain greater impact from its research, including
using criteria on stakeholder engagement approaches in its funding
application evaluation process; the guidance will help in
developing the draft criteria.
The workshop aims to gather experience on
stakeholder engagement from BiodivERsA-funded projects and to both
test and develop the draft guidance. The workshop will also
explore how research teams develop their understanding of the
policy relevance of their research concepts. A draft agenda (PDF, 136
kb) has been prepared with further details on the workshop.
JNCC is looking for diversity in participation
at the workshop and is keen to have representatives from many of
the BiodivERsA-funded projects from different countries.
If you have any questions of would like more
information please contact BiodivERsA@jncc.gov.uk