Inspire4Nature: International training at the Science-Policy Interface for Researchers in Europe, for Nature

Inspire4Nature was a unique international research training programme on biodiversity conservation. Over a period of 4 years (2018-2022), we trained 15 Fellows, each one working on an individual research project at the interface between science and policy in the field of the conservation of biodiversity at the international scale. The fellows furthermore benefited from an exciting network-wide training programme, including workshops, courses, and joint projects. This will gave them hands-on experience in major conservation tools as well as a suite of transferable skills, including in communicating scientific results and conservation challenges to a broad audience.

An Innovative Training Network (ITN-ETN), Inspire4 Nature was funded by the European Union under the Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions. It brought together a consortium of research centres, universities and international conservation organisations with a vast experience in the science and the practice of biodiversity conservation. The project was coordinated by the CNRS (the French National Center for Scientific Research). The consortium further included six other Beneficiary organisations (Sapienza Univ., Univ. Copenhagen, UCL, MFN, HCMR, ISPA) and seven Partners (IUCN, BirdLife International, UNEP-WCMC, WCMC Europe, ZSL, NKUA, ISA), representing 9 countries in total (France, United Kingdom, Italy, Denmark, Greece, Portugal, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium).

The Inspire4Nature project has now formally ended, but keep an eye on our Project News as we will keep posting there about new publications and datasets, as well as other news related to the projects outputs and the fellows' next steps.