International conference of the BIOMOT research consortium

agenda

Conference agenda

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Monday 24 March

IMPORTANT: ALL THE PRESENTATIONS ON MONDAY ARE TAKING PLACE IN THE AUDITORIUM, EXCEPT THE WELCOME COFFE, THE COFFEE BREAK AND THE LUNCH WHICH ARE IN THE VIP ROOM

9:00 Welcome coffee

9:30 Introduction to the conference: Addressing Motivations for Nature in Biodiversity Governance

Tom Dedeurwaerdere, Scientific Coordinator of the Conference, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Wouter De Groot, BIOMOT consortium Coordinator, Radboud University, Netherlands
Birgit de Boissezon, Head of Unit I3 - Sustainable Management of Natural Resources, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission

10:00 -11:00 General key-notes: “Building motivations for Nature into Biodiversity initiatives: motivational drivers and deliberative and participatory governance approaches”

Expressing the non-monetary values of ecosystem services and biodiversity. Lessons from environmental assessment and scenario building.
Joachim Spangenberg, Sustainable Europe Research Institute SERI Germany

Motivational drivers and governance for environmental initiatives in urban context: the point of view of the research on social psychology
Linda Steg, Professor of Environmental Psychology, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, the Netherlands

11:00-11:30 coffee break

11:30-12:00 Motivational drivers and governance in biodiversity initiatives: the point of view of research on institutions and behavioural change
Arild Vatn, Professor of Institutional and Ecological Economics at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences

12:00 – 12:30 Alternative ways to express the value of biodiversity in EU Research and its impact on policy (from FP7 to Horizon 2020)
Sofie Vandewoestijne, DG Research and Innovation, Unit I3 – Sustainable Management of Natural Resources, European Commission
Strahil Christov, DG Environment, Unit B2 ‐ Biodiversity, European Commission

12:30-14:00 Lunch at the Natural Science Museum

14:00-16:00 General key-notes: “Lessons from practitioners, projects and governance initiatives”

Motivational drivers and governance for biodiversity initiatives: the point of view of the research on social network analysis
Annica Sandström. Associate Professor of Political Science at Luleå University of Technology, Sweden

Cultural memory and its role in animal conservation measures
Dolly Jørgensen, Senior Researcher at the Department of Ecology and Environmental Science, Umeå University, Sweden (specialized in environmental history)

Arguments for biodiversity in policy networks: the BESAFE approach
Rob Bugter, Alterra, team Biodiversity and Policy, Wageningen University

Motivational drivers and governance in biodiversity initiatives: the point of the Dutch Innovation Network
Nico Beun, Program Manager: Nature, Landscape and Space, Innovation Network

16:00-16:15 coffee break

16:15 – 18:15 Science-society panel on “After value: why putting a price tag on biodiversity doesn’t work and the need for alternatives” (BIOMOT policy brief #1). Discussion with the audience.

Panelists:
Marino Bonaiuto, Sapienza University of Roma, Italy (Chair)
Tom Dedeurwaerdere, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
John O’Neill, University of Manchester, UK
Dolly Jogerson, University of Umea, Sweden
Cris Steennwegen, Natuurpunt, Belgium
Marc Lateur, Centre Wallon de Recherches Agronomiques, Belgium
Sander Jacobs, Nature Research Center for Flanders, Belgium

 

Tuesday 25 March

IMPORTANT: ALL THE ACTIVITIES ON TUESDAY ARE TAKING PLACE IN THE VIP ROOM, EXCEPT THE MORNING PRESENTATIONS BETWEEN 9:30 AND 10:30 WHICH ARE HELD IN THE AUDITORIUM

09:00 Welcome coffee

9:30-9:45 Overview of case studies material from the Work Package on “Motivations in biodiversity governance” (WP2).

9:45-10:00 Overview of case studies material from the Work Package on “Motivations and narratives of initiators of biodiversity projects” (WP3).

10:00-10:15 Overview of the key concepts for analysis and interpretation of the results of the case study material (WP4)

10:50-10:30 Introduction to the World Café Methodology

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-12:00 Parallel sessions on Motivational Tools and Mechanisms in Governance
Seven parallel groups will be organized around the core topics of the BIOMOT case studies: agro-cultural diversity and identity actions; protection of iconic animals; multi-level policy design and implementation; multi-actor landscape innovation actions; trading nature; agri-environmental schemes; private sector actors for biodiversity

12:00-12:30 Reporting on the parallel sessions

12:30-13:30 Lunch at the Natural Science Museum

13:30-14:30 Free visit of the Museum

14:30-15:00 Coffee break

15:00-16:00 Parallel sessions on Formation of Motivations for Biodiversity Actions
Seven parallel groups will be organized around the core topics of the BIOMOT case studies: agro-cultural diversity and identity actions; protection of iconic animals; multi-level policy design and implementation; multi-actor landscape innovation actions; trading nature; agri-environmental schemes; private sector actors for biodiversity.

16:00 – 16:30 Reporting on the parallel sessions

16:30-17:00 Concluding comments