Agnes Zolyomi joined the Horizon 2020 project, EKLIPSE‘s Knowledge Coordination Body in spring 2020 with a two-year mandate. EKLIPSE is an EU funded project that aims to enable innovative know-how and an effective policy-science interface about biodiversity and ecosystem services. The project – among many other activities – call for scientists, policy-makers, practitioners and citizens to submit ideas about which further scientific analysis is required. By setting up an expert group the requests are assessed and a joint outcome is produced that address the key issues of the request using a wide array of scientific methods and expertise.
The Knowledge Coordination Body (KCB) is one of the key governance structures of the EKLIPSE project. In close collaboration with the Secretariat, its main responsibility is ensuring that requests from policy and other societal actors are answered through the coordination of joint evidence processes. The KCB also coordinates the identification of research priorities and emerging issues, the Network of Networks, and encouraging societal engagement.
Read more about the project here: https://www.eklipse-mechanism.eu/home