T39 / NI4

Science-Policy-Society Interface

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Czech Republic
  • Europe
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom



Czech Republic




Ministry of Agriculture and Food
Marion BARDYmarion.bardy@agriculture.gouv.frhttp://www,agriculture.gouv.frunknownyesyesHow to manage the multifunctionality of agricultural soils, also takes into account in the decision making - transverse to several themes. What means of action / levers for actors managing agricultural ecosystems
agricultural aspect +++, encouragement of multi-stakeholder dynamics (from the researcher to the farmer, favoring the transfer) to encourage via the Network environnement and territories (research, agricultural development, agricultural education, at least 3 components) - beneficiary = farmers Network environnement and territories "fertilization & env", Network environnement and territories "soils & territory" - CASDAR, Water agencies, French biodiversity agency - Network environnement and territories "innovative crop systems", weeds, agroethica (limit compaction)mc.dictor@brgm.fr



Ministry of The Environment, Land protection and Sea
Laura D'Apriledaprile.laura@minambiente.itwww.minambiente.itNOnono
Topic of interest to ensure the efficiency of technology transfer and social integration.outside our remitmatteo.tabasso@siti.polito.it
Edoardo Staculestacul@invitalia.itwww.invitalia.ityesyesyesAs expected outcome I hope to join a transnational critical mass to develop applied research foscused on the selected relevant items.
ABBACO Project (funded through CIPE funds) - RIGECA Project (waiting for funding from CIPE)possibly, already funded, currently fundingmatteo.tabasso@siti.polito.it


implementation programme soil and subsurface
Leo Hamerlinck (via Linda Maring)linda.maring@deltares.nlhttps://www.bodemplus.nl/onderwerpen/bodem-ondergrond/bodemconvenant/thema/kennis/uitvragen/uitvraag-2017/aanbestedingsvormen/xxxpossiblypossiblyThis programme has budget untill (10 mln between 2017-2020) for soil and subsurface. They use the Dutch knowledge agenda soil and subsurface (which is the same as the dutch contribution to the INSPIRATION agenda) as leading research questions. They set out different calls (next call is on climate / rural area, nature / infrastructure or energy, max 150 KEUR, 50% cofininancing needed, deadline Nov 29 2017 ) They are open for collaboration in europe. how and on which topics is not specified yest. Probably theyw ant to arrange this via the Knowledge and Innovation Program Soil and Subsurface (also entered in this database)



Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Maria MaiaMaria.Maia@fct.ptwww.fct.ptPermission for what?yesyes
Center on Spatial and Organizational Dynamics
Thomas Panagopoulostpanago@ualg.pthttp://cieo.pt/mission.phpyespossiblyyes
António José Conde Buzio Sampaio Ramos
outside our remittpanago@ualg.pt





IHOBE Basque Environment Agency
Ana Alzola +34 94 423.07.43ana.alzola@ihobe.euswww.ihobe.eusyes but only within the interested partiespossiblyyesIhobe is the public agency for environmental management of the Basque Country. As such the organization has limited funding capacity. However Ms Alzola has tried to reflect in her responses the potential interest of the Department of Environment of the Basque Government with respect to the SRA. She is willing to participate in an online match making / meeting in the medium term though.
very interestedoutside our remitgemma.garcia@tecnalia.com


The Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agrucultural Sciences and Spatial Planning
Elisabet Goranssonelisabet.goransson@formas.sewww.formas.seyespossiblypossiblyMay be a change of Contact person


Swiss National Science Foundation SNSF
c/o Marco Pützmarco.puetz@wsl.chwww.snf.chnonono
Swiss Federal Office for the Environment FOEN
c/o Marco Pützmarco.puetz@wsl.chwww.bafu.admin.chnonono

United Kingdom

Strengthening the science-policy-society interface will facilitate knowledge-based development and implementation of land use policies by awareness raising, stakeholder involvement and policy integration.

  • For founders
  • For endusers
  • For researchers
  • For citizens
Investing in research of the science-society-policy interface will contribute to improved land use policies and decision making processes by awareness raising, citizen empowerment, stakeholder involvement and knowledge-based policy integration. By enhancing transparency and inclusivness of the decision-making process it ultimately contribute to better acceptance of policy measures and will ease their implementation and enforcement.
Research that aims at increased awareness raising, stakeholder participation, effective knowledge transfer and policy integration with respect to land management decisions, will benefit all stakeholders in that their interests will be explicitly and transparently weighted against all other interests.
Researchers are challenged to work together with policymakers, land managers, companies and citizens, as well as cross-sectoral and interdisciplinary, connecting the natural and social sciences. This topic is about understanding public and private decision-makers needs and enhancing uptake of scientific knowledge with respect to land use management and land use planning.
Every citizen drinks, eats, lives, works, recreates and is mobile, hence is a land user. Quite often, citizens are also landowners, and hence land managers. Increased awareness of the role that citizens are capable to play in sustainable land use planning and land management, based on knowledge of the functions and potential benefits of the soil-water-sediment system, will enable citizens to participate meaningfully and with authority in discussions at different scales, within their own neighbourhoods, in national or international movements, and individually in their own consumption pattern. This will contribute to ownership and willingness to care for their neighbourhood and community, which will add to social cohesion and liveability.

Researching the science-policy-society interface includes developing approaches for awareness-raising among, and behavioural change of policy-makers, land users and society. Also enhancement of participation of stakeholders in planning and decision making is relevant. Mechanisms for effective knowledge transfer to policymakers and land managers are needed as well. Additionally, support tools, infrastructure and governance models need to be developed to facilitate policy integration, which is needed to realize synergies and avoid conflicts in land management.

This topic clusters research needs on how to enhance knowledge uptake and acceptability of policy measures to alter land-use decision with the ultimate goal to improve the net impacts of land management. The following sub-topics can be distinguished (see also figure NI-5 below):
1) approaches for awareness-raising among and behavioral change of policy-makers, land users and society;
2) participation of stakeholders in planning and decision-making;
3) transfer of knowledge to policy-makers and land managers; and
4) measures to facilitate policy integration, i.e. connect policy sectors to realize synergies or avoid conflicts in land management.

Activities: knowledge transfer, knowledge creation, demonstration, training and education, survey and monitoring, networking

Goals: No poverty, Zero hunger, Good health Quality, Education, Gender equality, Clean water & sanitation, Affodable and clean energy, Sustainable cities and communities, Responsible consumption, Climate action, Life below water, Life on land, Peace and justive, Partnership for the goals

National research needs:

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