Final Conference programme

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Wednesday 10 June 2015

8.30 – 9.00: Welcome coffee

9.00 – 9.30: Welcome and registration

9.30 – 9.45: General introduction to the conference

  • Birgit de Boissezon, Head of Unit for Sustainable Management of Natural Resources, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
  • Wouter de Groot, BIOMOT Coordinator
  • Rob Bugter, BESAFE Coordinator

9.45–10.35: From alternative ways to express the value of biodiversity to innovative policy making

  • Mark Reed, The Birmingham School of the Built Environment, UK
    • Motivational drivers and governance: group-based valuation of socio-cultural ecosystem services
  • Claudia Pahl Wostl, Universität Osnabrück, Germany
    • Multi-level social learning processes in resource governance

10.35 – 11.05 Coffee break

11.05 – 11.25:

  • Martin Sharman, former EU Policy Officer responsible for biodiversity and ecosystems services
    • Conceptualizing BESAFE and BIOMOT, before and after the act

11.25 – 12.05: Overview of key findings BESAFE: effective arguments for biodiversity

  • Rob Bugter, BESAFE Coordinator
  • Pekka Jokinen, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
  • Paula Harrison, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

12.05 – 12.45: Overview of key findings BIOMOT: motivational drivers and governance for ecosystem services provision and biodiversity

  • Wouter De Groot, BIOMOT Coordinator
  • John O'Neill, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Marino Bonaiuto, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

12.45 – 14.00: Lunch + Poster Sessions (see Posters list)

14.00 – 15.00: Science-Policy Forum on transition towards social-ecological resilience in ecosystems service provision, based on key recommendations from BIOMOT and BESAFE.
Participants :

  • Tom Dedeurwaerdere, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
  • Rob Bugter, BESAFE Coordinator
  • Kurt Vandenberghe, Director for Directorate I - Climate Action and Resource Efficiency, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
  • Pia Bucella, Director for Directorate B - Natural Capital, DG Environment, European Commission

15.00 – 15.30: Coffee break

15.30 – 17.00: Selected papers from the call for papers (parallel sessions) - (see Abstract book)

Thursday 11 June 2015

8.30 – 9.00 Welcome coffee

BESAFE and BIOMOT breakout sessions and concluding panel on policy recommendations

9.00 – 9.20 Introduction to parallel sessions

  • In-depth BESAFE sessions on use of results, web-tool and Q-study
  • In-depth BIOMOT sessions on Social innovation and Collaborative policy for biodiversity

9.30 – 11.00 Parallel sessions, part I

  • Social innovation for biodiversity and ecosystem services (sessions a and b)
  • Webtool testing
  • Qstudy of views based on concourse in BIOMOT and BESAFE webtool testing
  • Themes from BESAFE – practical lessons

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break

11.30 – 13.00 Parallel sessions, part II

  • Collaborative policy for biodiversity and ecosystem services (sessions a and b)
  • Webtool testing
  • Qstudy of views based on concourse in BIOMOT and BESAFE webtool testing
  • Themes from BESAFE – practical lessons

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 15.00 Parallel sessions, part III

  • Plenary session: reporting from session on social innovation and collaborative policy
  • Webtool testing
  • Qstudy of views based on concourse in BIOMOT and BESAFE webtool testing
  • Themes from BESAFE – practical lessons

15.00 – 15.30 Coffee break

15.30 – 17.00: Concluding panel on policy recommendations and transdisciplinary research.

Panel members: Birgit de Boissezon, Michael Pregernig, Domenico Rosetti di Valdalbero, Wouter de Groot, Rob Bugter.
The panel discussion was structured around:

  • Short reports from today’s BESAFE and BIOMOT sessions
  • Presentations on
    • Transdisciplinary research for ecosystem service provision and biodiversity management in the European Union by Michael Pregernig, University of Freiburg, Germany
    • Knowledge co-production / co-design and the future of sustainability research by Domenico Rossetti di Valdalbero, Principal Administrator, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
  • A summary of conference outcomes from the project’s view: messages and policy recommendations, by Wouter de Groot (BIOMOT Coordinator) and Rob Bugter (BESAFE Coordinator)

The session ended with a final general discussion and a closing address by Birgit de Boissezon, Head of Unit for Sustainable Management of Natural Resources, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission.


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