Bridging the gap between policy and knowledge on biodiversity in Europe

6th Call for Requests

Deadline extended: 19 April 2021. Don´t miss the opportunity to submit your EU policy relevant questions on biodiversity!



Call for Experts on the Mitigation Hierarchy

Apply until 22 April 2021. Are you an expert in environmental impact and ecosystem services assessments, governance and/or biodiversity policy with particular experience in the mitigation hierarchy?


Eklipse was created in 2016 to help governments, institutions, businesses and NGOs make better-informed decisions when it comes to biodiversity in Europe. A European Union funded project until November 2020, it is now managed by Alternet, the European Science-Policy Interface on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services.

Eklipse has already answered requests on a vast range of topics, by synthesizing the best available knowledge from scientists and other knowledge holders.


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Impacts of Green & Blue spaces on Mental Health

Two new reports now out

We are glad to release two reports from an Eklipse Expert Working Group on Mental Health and Urban Green & Blue spaces. Based on two systematic reviews, these reports identify and explore the beneficial effects of green and blue areas on human mental health and well-being. They highlight the importance of these spaces’ type and characteristics, and the need for more, targeted research on their effects.

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Impact evaluation framework for Nature Based Solutions

The report written by the Eklipse Working Group had the aim to be used as a reference document by members of European projects with interest in Nature Based Solutions (NBS) in urban areas and practitioners seeking to compare the effectiveness of NBS design, implementation and evaluation. This report intends not to define NBS, but rather provide examples of indicators and methods for assessing impacts of NBS that may be applied in a range of different ways across urban areas in Europe. Read the report, the policy brief or listen to our podcast about Nature-Based Solutions in urban areas.

Discover our podcast !

Eklipse offers you the opportunity to explore its values and past requests by listening to enlightening conversations with experts, sharing their knowledge with us. Visit our podcast webpage and learn more about Eklipse added values (first episode), Transformative change for sustainability (Second episode), Pollinator conservation measures (Third episode) and Restoration of biodiversity and ecosystem services (Fourth episode).

– New episode out –           Nature Based Solutions for urban areas

We answered

their requests

At Eklipse, we have a unique, innovative process enabling us to synthesise the best available knowledge to support decision makers.

Marie VandewalleHead of Eklipse Management Body, Alternet's Science Policy Officer

We have built Eklipse around strong values of independence, transparency and inclusiveness.

Juliette YoungAlternet's Science Policy Officer, Eklipse's former coordinator