Conservation Research Matters II

21 Dec 2023 at 00:00 ULB Campus Solbosch 44, Avenue Jeanne - Johannalaan, Petite Suisse - Klein-Zwitserland, Ixelles - Elsene, Brussels, Brussels-Capital, 1050, Belgium
21 Dec. 23

Conservation Research Matters II

Join us for vital discussions on conservation research priorities and evidence-based policies in Belgium.


Join us for constructive discussions on conservation research and evidence-based policies for biodiversity in Belgium.

The Belgian Biodiversity Platform is excited to organize the second Conservation Research Matters conference, taking place on December 21, 2023. This new edition will provide a unique opportunity to reflect on the updated conservation research agenda. Don't miss out on this important event in Belgium!

The conference aims at bringing together relevant actors in the field of conservation research and policy. Join us for a day of insightful keynote presentations and critical discussions centered on conservation research priorities and evidence-based policies in Belgium.



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Date: 21 December 2023
Time: 09:30 - 16:00


Université Libre de Bruxelles Campus du Solbosch, Bâtiment S, Salle Dupréel
Avenue Jeanne 44, 1050 Brussels


From 09:30 to 16:00 the CRM conference will delve into the significance of conservation research for decision-making on Belgian biodiversity.


We’ll kick off in the morning with the presentation of the main challenges as seen from the European level with Frank Vassen, Desk officer at the European Commission for the Birds and Habitats directives, and Gilles Doignon, Team leader Biodiversity and Nature-Based Solutions at the DG Research & Innovation of the European Commission.


Following that, we will shift our focus to the Belgian context, where representatives from Natuurpunt and Natagora will share their perspectives as NGOs operating at the regional level.


We will then present the updated characterisation of biodiversity research activities in Belgium and the data and knowledge needs identified by regional public authorities in a recent survey.

The afternoon session promises to be more interactive as we will facilitate discussions separately conducted for each region. These three parallel sessions will revolve around knowledge and data needs for evidence-based biodiversity policies in Belgium.

The morning presentations will be in English and the afternoon parallel sessions will be in French and Dutch.

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