Departamento de Medio Ambiente, Planificación Territorial y Vivienda

BID-REX Interregional thematic workshop - MATCHING INFORMATION TO NEEDS

Descripción del evento

https://www.interregeurope.eu/bid-rex/

www.euskadi.eus/bid-rex  

Creating adequate policies to protect natural areas and biodiversity requires the adequate mobilisation of consistent, relevant and structured biodiversity information aimed at guiding decision-making. BID-REX aims to enhance natural value preservation through improved regional development policies by creating/reinforcing the link between relevant biodiversity data and conservation decision-making processes. More specifically, it aims to facilitate the use of biodiversity information and increase the impact of ERDF allocation in the preservation of the European natural heritage by providing decision-making processes with appropriate biodiversity information.

We need the best available evidence with which to answer a set of specific questions:

  • evaluating policies and the fulfilment of goals established in strategic documents and regulations.
  • understanding of the links between biodiversity (species/habitats) and the condition of the ecosystem (vitality, resilience and productivity) and between the condition of the ecosystem and its capacity to deliver ecosystem services.
  • understanding past and potential future change in a key thematic or sectoral field.

At the interregional seminar in Wallonia in February, we addressed the subject of information needs for decision-making and identified the strengths and weaknesses in this area.

This second workshop will focus on analysing how information can help to satisfy the needs identified and whether the information we currently generate meets those needs or not. We will start from the basis of weaknesses and strengths and proposals for improvement identified in the first workshop.

Key stakeholder representatives will exchange experiences and views of how biodiversity and environmental information is generated in different contexts ranging from citizen science platforms to research environments. How information is collected, maintained and validated will be explored and successful experiences documented and structured to serve as a basis for new developments in other regions.

The workshop will develop around three subjects:

  1. The information we have, is it fit-for-use based on our requirements?
  2. Information needed to respond to the obligations contained in the regulations, strategic documents and policies
  3. Innovation opportunities: new tools for the capture and understanding of the information

On the first day (June 14th) the best practices and needs identified as priorities in each region will be presented to all attendees. On the second day (June 15th) debates will take place on all three subjects simultaneously; that is, each participant must choose which discussion group (1, 2 or 3) wants to attend.The presentations on the 14th will serve to focus the discussions on the 15th and can be of two types:

  • Good practices: A good practice is a process or methodology that has been shown to work well, succeeds in achieving its objective(s), and therefore can be recommended as a model. An explanation of the greatest difficulties experienced in putting them into practice and how these have been overcome is highly recommended.
  • Needs: It is about exposing what you want to do and you do not know how or putting questions on the table for further discussion.

Programme

June 14

09:00-09:30 Registration

09:30-10:00 Opening Session. Elena Moreno. Vice-Minister of Environment. Basque Government (PDF, 99 KB)

10:00-10:15 The BID-REX project: where we are. Gerard Bota. Forest Sciences Centre of Catalonia

10:15-10:30 Conclusions of the Wallonia workshop. Luc Derochette. Service publique de Wallonie (PDF, 870 KB)

10:30-10:45 Introduction to the Euskadi workshop. Marta Iturribarria. Basque Government (PDF, 302 KB)

10:45-11:15 Coffee break

PRESENTATIONS OF GOOD PRACTICES AND NEEDS

11:15-13:00 BLOCK 1: The information we have, is it fit-for-use based on our requirements?

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:00 BLOCK 2: Information needed to respond to the obligations contained in the regulations, strategic documents and policies

15:00-16:30 BLOCK 3: Innovation opportunities: new tools for the capture and understanding of the information

June 15

DISCUSSIONS

09:00-09:30 Introduction

9:30-10:45

  • BLOCK 1: The information we need

  • BLOCK 2: Data and information - Access and identification

  • BLOCK 3: New sources of raw data

10:45-11:15 Coffee break

11:15-13:00  

  • BLOCK 1: Driving forces - new processes

  • BLOCK 2: How to value the information

  • BLOCK 3: Predictive and interpretive and data processing tools

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:30

  • BLOCK 1: Decision making

  • BLOCK 2: Evaluation and impact

  • BLOCK 3: Potential application in decision making

15:30-16:30 Conclusions (PDF, 3 MB)

16:30-17:00 Closing. Hungary

Photographs

Press release

Key lessons brief

Technical document (draft) (PDF, 1 MB)

 

 

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Idioma en el que se imparte:
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Archivo Histórico de Euskadi
María Díaz de Haro3
BilbaoBizkaia (España)
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24/05/2017 - 09/06/2017
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