The Europa Biodiversity Observation Network - EuropaBON is hosting its first stakeholder workshop aiming to develop a common roadmap for biodiversity monitoring in the EU.

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The meeting will start on May 26th with a high-level policy event in the morning with speakers from the European Commission, the European Environment Agency, EuroStat, the Joint Research Council and National representatives. The afternoon sessions will delve into biodiversity data users’ and providers’ needs, challenges and solutions with keynote talks and discussions. May 27th and 28th will dive more deeply into the topic with working sessions on mapping the biodiversity monitoring landscape and creating a roadmap for biodiversity monitoring.

A further focus of the event is to align with the needs of European policy and key strategic objectives, including the European Green Deal, the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030, BiodivERsA, the Horizon 2020 and the Horizon Europe work programmes. The H2020 EuropaBON project aims to engage stakeholders at the regional, national and European level to identify the data needs of policies and targets aligned with the aforementioned new European Green Deal. Recognising that there is a critical need for European biodiversity monitoring schemes to be standardized, more effective, less costly and better integrated into European biodiversity policies, EuropaBON will investigate the feasibility of setting up a Biodiversity Monitoring Coordination Centre in Europe.

As part of EuropaBON, IIASA is leading Work Package (WP) 2 on Stakeholder Engagement, and participating in other relevant WPs, including WP5 on policy showcases of biodiversity monitoring data.

For more information about registration and the detailed agenda please check out the EuropaBON website or get in touch directly via


EuropaBONs mission is to overcome existing data gaps and workflow bottlenecks by designing an EU-wide framework for monitoring biodiversity and ecosystem services.

EuropaBON aims to engage users at the regional, national and European level to identify the data needs of policies and targets aligned with the new European Green Deal.

EuropaBON is coordinated by the project coordinator Henrique Pereira, the scientific coordinator Jessica Junker and the administrative coordinator Karolin Dietrich at MLU.

All partners in EuropaBON have high-level and complementary expertise in the different areas of the project, ranging from networking and cost-effectiveness analysis, biodiversity monitoring, modelling and analysis, to stakeholder engagement, policy support and dissemination.