Place: Paris, France
The BiodivERsA network is pleased to announce two major events of the network on October 2nd and 3rd, in Paris, France:
the final conference of the BiodivERsA2 project - 2nd of October, in the afternoon (14:00-18:00)
the kick-off meeting for the research projects funded under its 2012-2013 joint call on the theme "Invasive species and biological invasions" - 3rd of October (9:00-17:00)
Interventions will include, amongst others, keynote speeches by Dr. Bob Scholes from CSIR in South Africa, and by representatives from the European Commission, notably by Kurt Vandenberghe, Director for Directorate Climate Action and Resource Efficiency in DG R&I.
Over the past four years of cooperation, BiodivERsA2 partners have launched four pan-European joint calls and funded around 35 pan-European research projects for a total cost of 75 Mˆ. BiodivERsA2 also mapped the biodiversity research landscape for Europe in an original way, and produced a wide range of innovative tools to promote the production and dissemination of new scientific knowledge for the conservation and sustainable management of biodiversity and ecosystem services.
This second phase of BiodivERsA will come to an end in late 2014. The final conference will be an opportunity to demonstrate the impact and added value of the network’s achievements so far, and give insights on the future of the European Research Area on biodiversity and ecosystem services, and future challenges for research in the field.
The final conference will be held on the 2nd of October, in the afternoon (14:00-18:00) and the kick-off meeting on the 3rd of October (9:00-17:00), in Paris, at Le college des Bernardins 20, rue de Poissy (75005)
Please follow the link below to register to the final conference and/or the Kick off of 2012-2013 projects: frb.eole-emailing.net/l.php?q=PlC6HwYKV7Ga7SSkThs9pA%3D%3D&l=RxQ3VBL7GLjiAJQW%2FQ%3D%3D