EKLIPSE aims to bring stakeholders together to ensure that decisions that affect the environment are made with the best available knowledge.

How will this happen?

Project partners in EKLIPSE create and develop a self-sustaining mechanism that will continue after the project is finished. To ensure the mechanism’s sustainability, we work with the wider community in developing a business plan.

Our vision is to create a flexible, durable but innovative, challenging but ethical mechanism for evidence-informed decision-making affecting biodiversity and ecosystem services. Once established, the self-sustaining mechanism will be handed over to the wider community of institutions, knowledge holders, and stakeholders.



The main activities of EKLIPSE include:

Synthesizing available knowledge

EKLIPSE facilitates knowledge compilation in response to questions from decision-makers on biodiversity and ecosystem services that require in-depth collection, analysis, and synthesis of existing knowledge from science and other sources of knowledge.

Jointly identifying research needs

EKLIPSE improves the integration of emerging issues into policy development and research funding related to, or impacting on, biodiversity and ecosystem services.

Building the network of networks

EKLIPSE is building a virtual community of people and institutions that are willing and committed to work with colleagues to make sure their collective knowledge and values on biodiversity and ecosystem services are used to support decisions that impact our environment and our well-being.

Science for everyone

EKLIPSE encourages citizen engagement and societal debate with policy and research on biodiversity and ecosystem services.

Who’s responsible for it?

György Pataki

Éva Bánsági



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Crop Wild Relatives utilisation for sustainable agriculture

Crop Wild Relatives can contribute to providing more diverse, sustainable, and nutritious food.


Validating the ecosystem benefits of legumes

Will legume cropping across Europe reach the minimum thresholds necessary to optimise sustainable production?


Joined-up land use strategies tackling climate change and biodiversity loss

Urgent and concerted action can stop and reverse unsustainable land use and the over-exploitation of land resources.


Towards resilient European forests

Building the ForestWard Observatory, a pan-European monitoring and evaluation tool, to demonstrate climate change impacts on forests and to guide decision-making for better forest management.