Calls

Open calls

Call for Experts

Experts in environmental impact and ecosystem services assessments, governance and/or biodiversity policy with particular experience in the mitigation hierarchy are invited to apply to join an Expert Working Group (EWG)

Description of the request: 
How can ecosystem services be considered in plans, projects, programmes, policies and associated impact assessments with a particular focus on the avoid stage of the mitigation hierarchy (avoid-reduce-restore-compensate)?

Deadline to apply: May 12th 2021, 12 am CET – EXTENDED –

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Past calls

Past calls for requests

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Call for Requests (CfR.1/2016)

Requests selected from the call: 
CAP (CfR.1/2016/1)
Health (CfR.1/2016/2)
Business (CfR.1/2016/3)
EMR (CfR.1/2016/4)
Values (CfR.1/2016/5)

Start: July 2016
End: 30 September 2016
Status: Closed Call

Call for Requests (CfR.2/2017)

Requests selected from the call: 
Energy (CfR.2/2017/1)
Restoration (CfR.2/2017/2)
Global to EU (CfR.2/2017/3)
CBD COP-14 (CfR.2/2017/4)
Feedback loops (CfR.2/2017/5)

Start: August 2017
End: 2nd October 2017
Status: Closed Call

Call for Requests (CfR.3/2018)

Requests selected from the call: 
Pollinators (CfR.3/2018/1)
IPBES (CfR.3/2018/2)
CBD COP-14 (CfR.3/2018/3)

Start: April 2018
End: 12 August 2018
Status: Closed Call

Call for Requests (CfR.4/2019)

Requests selected from the call: 
Post2020 (CfR.4/2018/1)

Start: March 2019
End: 30 April 2019
Status: Closed Call

Call for Request (CfR.5/2020)

Requests selected from the call: 

Macro-algae (CfR.5/2020/1)
Mitigation hierarchy (CfR.5/2020/2)
Freshwater (CfR.5/2020/3)

Start: March 2020
End:
6 April 2020 [Extended]
Status:
Closed Call

Call for Request (CfR.6/2021)

Invitation to request knowledge for informed decision-making

Start: February 2021
End:
19 April 2021 [Extended]
Status:
Closed Call

Past calls for Experts
Call for Experts (CfE.1/2016)

Topic/Description of Call: 
Nature-based Solutions to Promote Climate Resilience in Urban Areas – developing an impact evaluation framework

Start: 30 May 2016
End: 17 June 2016
Status: Closed Call

Call for Experts (CfE.2/2017)

Topic/Description of Call: 
Understanding Farmer Uptake: What measures are most promising to deliver on supporting biodiversity and ecosystem services in the next round of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)?

Start: May 2017
End: 25 June 2017
Status: Closed Call

Call for Experts (CfE.2/2017/2)

Topic/Description of Call: 
What is hampering the effectiveness of existing approaches that aim to restore biodiversity and ecosystem function and services?

Start: 6 June 2018
End: 31 August 2018 [Extended]
Status: Closed Call

Call for Experts (CfE.3/2017)

Topic/Description of Call: 
Which types and components of urban and peri-urban blue / green spaces have a significant impact on human mental health and mental well-being?

Start: 14 August 2017
End: 17 September 2017
Status: Closed Call

Call for Experts (CfE.4/2017)

Topic/Description of Call: 
How can environmental regulators support businesses to improve the outcomes of their operations for biodiversity, with a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises in the food and beverage sector in Europe?

Start: 14 Sept 2017
End: 22 October 2017 [Extended]
Status: Closed Call

Call for Experts (CfE.1/2019)

Topic/Description of Call: 
How could the scientific community support the negotiators from the EU and its Member States to comment on the IPBES Global assessment Summary for Policy-Makers (SPM)?

Start: 6 December 2018
End: 10 February 2019
Status: Closed Call

Call for Experts (CfE.6/2019)

Topic/Description of Call: 
What do we currently know about the impacts of pesticide and fertiliser use in farmland on the effectiveness of adjacent pollinator conservation measures such as flower strips and hedgerows and what additional research would be needed?

Start: 17 October 2019
End: 3 November 2019
Status: Closed Call

Call for Experts (CfE.8/2020)

Topic/Description of Call: 
What is Transformative Change, how can biodiversity policy trigger Transformative Change and how can this be translated into actions, goals, targets and pathways for the Global Biodiversity Strategy to 2030?

Start: 20 February 2020
End: 3 March 2020
Status: Closed Call

Call for Experts (CfE.9/2020)

Topic/Description of Call: 
What is the state of knowledge regarding the potential of macro-algae culture in providing climate-related and other ecosystem services, focusing on knowledge gaps?

Start: 11 December 2020
End: 8 January 2021
Status: Closed Call

Past calls for Experts on Knowledge Synthesis Methodologies
Call for Experts on Knowledge Synthesis Methodologies

Topic/Description of Call: 
First call for nominations for members of the expert group on Knowledge Synthesis Methods

Start: 1 August 2016
End: 10 September 2016
Status: Closed Call

Call for Experts on Knowledge Synthesis Methodologies CfMEG.2/2020

Topic/Description of Call: 
Second Call for Nominations for Members of the Methods Expert Group

Start: 1 May 2020
End: 1 June 2020
Status: Closed Call

Past calls for members of the Knowledge Coordination Body
Call for KCB (KCB.1/2016)

Topic/Description of Call: 
First call for nominations for members of the Knowledge Coordination Body

Start: 29 July 2016
End: 7 October 2016 [Extended]
Status: Closed Call

Call for KCB (CfKCB.2/2018)

Topic/Description of Call: 
Second call for nominations for members of the Knowledge Coordination Body

Start: 3 May 2018
End: 15 June 2018
Status: Closed Call

Call for KCB (CfKCB.3/2020)

Topic/Description of Call: 
Third call for nominations for members of the Knowledge Coordination Body

End: 6 April 2020
Status: Closed Call

Call for KCB (CfKCB.3/2020/add)

Topic/Description of Call: 
Targeted call for nominations for members of the Knowledge Coordination Body

Start: 21 Avril 2020
End:
11 May 2020
Status:
Closed Call

Call for KCB
(CfKCB.3/2020/add2)

Topic/Description of Call: 
Targeted call for nominations for members of the Knowledge Coordination Body on the links between zoonosis, health and biodiversity

Start: 10 December 2020
End:
29 Januar 2021
Status:
Closed Call

Past calls for Knowledge
Call for Knowledge – Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)

Topic/Description of Call: 
What are the effects of CAP greening measures on biodiversity and related ecosystem services?

Start: March 2017
End: 18 April 2017
Status: Closed Call

Call for Knowledge – Health

Topic/Description of Call: 
Which types of urban and peri-urban natural spaces (blue and green) and which characteristics (components) of such spaces have a significant impact on human mental health and well-being?

Start: March 2017
End: 18 April 2017
Status: Closed Call

Call for Knowledge – Business

Topic/Description of Call: 
What are the advantages and disadvantages of existing approaches that environmental regulators can use to enhance environmental sustainability and improve outcomes for biodiversity of small and medium-sized enterprises in the food and drink sector of Europe?

Start: March 2017
End: 18 April 2017
Status: Closed Call

Call for Knowledge – Electromagnetic radiation

Topic/Description of Call: 

What are the impacts of artificial electromagnetic radiation on wildlife (invertebrates, vertebrates and plants)?

Start: March 2017
End:
18 April 2017
Status:
Closed Call

Call for Knowledge – Restoration (CfK 1/2018)

Topic/Description of Call: 
Is missing knowledge hampering the effectiveness of approaches that aim to restore biodiversity and ecosystem service function and services?

Start: 12 January 2018
End: 23 February 2018
Status: Closed Call

Call for Knowledge – Knowledge integration (CfK 2/2018)

Topic/Description of Call: 
How can we better integrate research and knowledge on biodiversity and ecosystem services from the global to the European level, and vice versa?

Start: 11 January 2018
End: 31 March 2018
Status: Closed Call

Call for Knowledge – Energy (CfK 3/2018)

Topic/Description of Call: 
How are European energy policies affecting biodiversity and ecosystem services in countries globally?

Start: 23 January 2018
End: 20 February 2018

Status: Closed Call

Call for Knowledge – Pollinators (CfK 1/2019)

Topic/Description of Call: 
What are the impacts of pesticide and fertiliser use in farmland on the effectiveness of adjacent pollinator conservation measures such as flower strips and hedgerows?

Start: 21 May 2019
End: 20 June 2019
Status: Closed Call

Call for Knowledge – Macroalgae (CfK 01/2020)

Topic/Description of Call:

What is the state of knowledge regarding the potential of macro-algae culture in providing climate-related and other ecosystem services, focusing on knowledge gaps?

Start: September 2020
End: 6 November 2020
Status: Closed Call

Call for Knowledge – Mitigation hierarchy (CfK 2/2020)

Topic/Description of Call: 
How can we improve adherence to the Mitigation Hierarchy using ecosystem services with particular focus on the avoid stage?

Start: November 2020
End: 11 December 2020

Status: Closed Call

Past calls for Tenders or Support
Call for Tender – Workshop Design Facilitation and Communication Services

Topic/Description of Call: 
To design, facilitate and undertake all communication for the December workshop co-organised by EKLIPSE, EPBRS and BiodivERsA

Start: 6 September 2016
End: 25 September 2016
Status: Closed Call

Call for Tender – Training events

Topic/Description of Call: 
Organisation of 2 half-day training events to build the capacity of all stakeholders to better understand policy processes and how emerging issues can be better integrated into policy agendas.

End: 1 November 2019
Status: Closed Call

Call for Support – Marketing (CfS.1/2019)

Topic/Description of Call: 
To support the EKLIPSE mechanism by developing its image, reputation, raising awareness and engagement

Start: 28 November 2019
End: 13 December 2019
Status: Closed Call

Past calls for Capacity Building Event
Call for the organisation of Capacity Building events (CfCBE.1/2017)

Topic/Description of Call: 
EKLIPSE will support the organisation of capacity building events on Science-Policy-Society interface, relevant to biodiversity and ecosystem services and held in the European Union.

Start: 4 October 2017
End: 23 October 2017
Status: Closed Call

Call for the organisation of Capacity Building events (DfCBE.1/2018)

Topic/Description of Call: 
EKLIPSE invites proposals for the organisation of capacity building events on science communication and outreach on biodiversity and ecosystem services at the EU scale.

Start: 8 January 2018
End: 31 January 2018
Status:
Closed Call

Call for Capacity Building Events (CfCBE.2/2018)

Topic/Description of Call: 
Call for the organisation of capacity building events

Start: May 2018
End: 31 August 2018
Status: Closed Call

Past calls for Methodological Protocol Peer Reviews
Methodological Protocol Peer Review and Open Consultation

Topic/Description of Call: 
Extended peer-review and open consultation on the methodological protocol of the request “Environmental regulation, business and biodiversity”

Start: 15 May 2018
End: 15 June 2018
Status: Closed Call

Past calls for Review
Draft for Review

Topic/Description of Call: 
Review of the Methodological Protocol to assess types and characteristics of urban green & blue spaces having an impact on human mental health and wellbeing.

Start: 27 August 2018
End: 9 December 2018
Status: Closed Call

Draft for Review

Topic/Description of Call: 
Review of the Methodological Protocol to identify and understand “What is hampering the effectiveness of existing approaches that aim to restore biodiversity and ecosystem function and services”.

Start: 7 November 2018
End: 9 December 2018
Status: Closed Call

Draft for Review

Topic/Description of Call: 
Review of the draft synthesis report of EKLIPSE expert working group on “Understanding Farmer Uptake: What measures are most promising to deliver on supporting biodiversity and ecosystem services in the next round of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)?”.

Start: 7 November 2018
End: 12 March 2019
Status: Closed Call

Draft for Review

Topic/Description of Call: 
Review of the draft synthesis report of EKLIPSE expert working group on “How can environmental regulators support businesses to improve the outcomes of their operations for biodiversity, with a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises in the food and beverage sector in Europe?”.

Start: 15 April 2019
End: 28 May 2019
Status: Closed Call

Draft for Review

Topic/Description of Call: 
Review of the methodological Protocol to assess the impacts of pesticide and fertiliser use on adjacent pollinator conservation measures.

Start: 12 August 2019
End: 6 September 2019
Status: Closed Call

Draft for Review

Topic/Description of Call: 
Review of the draft synthesis report of EKLIPSE expert working group on “Which types and components of urban and peri-urban blue spaces have a significant impact on human mental health and mental well-being?”

Start: 22 January 2020
End: 28 February 2020
Status: Closed Call