The H2020 project GenRes Bridge aims to strengthen conservation and sustainable use of genetic resources by accelerating collaborative efforts and widening capacities in plant,forest and animal domains.
The objective of this workshop is to build bridges between different genetic resources communities by bringing together a range of experts, stakeholders and end-users in the field of management of crop, forest and animal genetic resources.
Participants will also represent the wider biodiversity conservation perspective from Europe and countries in the Mediterranean basin.
The main goal of the workshop is to prepare recommendations for the development of an Integrated Strategy for the conservation and use of crop, forest and animal genetic resources.
Synergies, controversies, overlaps, gaps, bottlenecks and opportunities in and between sectors will be identified and discussed as well as the existing roadmaps and recommendations a common Strategy.
In preparation for the workshop, three webinars will give insights on management of plant, forest and animal genetic resources. The aim of the webinars is to bring all workshop participants to the same level of knowledge, engage in the topic and stimulate some questions to be addressed during the workshop. By organizing these presentations ahead, we will be able to kick start our conversations in Finland.
The webinars will be held with the following schedule:
Wednesday, 9 October, 12:00-12:45 Plant genetic resources - Lorenzo Maggioni, ECPGR Secretary
The hotel Gustavelund is located just 15 minutes from Helsinki Airport by taxi, 30 minutes from downtown Helsinki and 10 minutes from Kerava railway station or Järvenpää. Gustavelund has a free car parking for guests.
The workshop will begin on Monday 28th of October at 12 o’clock with lunch, the program will begin at 1 PM. The closing of the workshop is due at 2 PM on Wednesday 30th.
You should purchase your own flight tickets. We will reimburse the travel costs and offer accommodation for the invited stakeholders. Project partners will cover travel and accommodation costs from their own budgets. We will book the rooms for everybody and provide meals during the workshop.
For any questions, please contact Ms Yrjänä Leena: leena.yrjana (at) luke.fi
Monday 28 October (lunch at 12.00, start at 13.00)
A marketplace on the bridge - exploring each domain and community. Specific aspects of each domain. Identifying linkages, opportunities.
Making sense of key opportunities and gaps
Key insights from the marketplace; identifying the most important gaps and opportunities that the GenRes Bridge (cross-) community should focus on
Exploring paradoxes of this collaboration
Identifying and formulating some of the paradoxes that impact this work and ought to be addressed for better chances of success
Dinner & reception
Tuesday 29 October
Sketching the policy space
Sketching the collective policy environment
Making sense of the policy space
Understanding the policy space in which we operate and how interlinkages play out across countries, domains, timelines
Fleshing out a strategic approach
Uncovering a possible vision for the strategic approach including collaboration and communication across domains
Strategy development: early feedback loops on relevance
Testing draft ideas for developing a strategy for GenRes conservation in Europe
Dinner & reception
Wednesday 30 October (half-day programme, ends at 13.00)
Open Space & sense-making
Suggesting and hosting issues for discussion so that any important remaining issue is addressed
Identifying ways to integrate these issues with the work on the strategy
Commitments and peer support
Identifying personal commitments and ways to strengthen the collective work with the help of peers from other domains
Two other workshops will take place back-to-back with this event (in parallel) at the same venue:
|30-31 October 2019 'Demonstration cases' workshop|
|30-31 October 2019 Workshop on 'Enhancing and Linking Information Systems'|