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18 November 2022
A year after their first in-person meeting in Vienna, SHOWCASE partners were excited to meet up again – this time in sunny Italy! Project members were hosted by partners from the University of Bologna, whose origins go way back – in fact, the university is considered to be the oldest one in the Western world. In this exciting setting, between 7 and...
13 October 2022
The European Researchers’ Night is an annual Europe-wide public event, which aims to bring research closer to the public, shed light on excellent research projects, involve young people in science and illustrate the impacts of researchers’ work in our day-to-day lives. This year, the event took place on 30 September in 26 countries and nearly 400 cities. Inspired...
20 September 2022
SHOWCASE’s team is composed of leading scientists in fields such as agro-ecology and socio-economy who have joined forces with farmer and citizen science networks, nature conservation NGO’s and science communication specialists in order to achieve a breakthrough in the integration of biodiversity into farming. The project includes 21 member organisations...
06 July 2022
In the last years, huge efforts have been made to conserve and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, thus countering the negative effects of field- and landscape-scale intensification. This is evidenced by the current UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration target to restore 30% of today’s degraded areas. Semi-natural grasslands are a particularly important...
04 July 2022
Wednesday, 22 June 2022, marked a momentous day for nature in Europe: the European Commission published its proposal for a new European Regulation on Nature Restoration. This pioneering law comes in response to the worsening condition of our ecosystems and the alarming loss of biodiversity across the World. Motivated by the ambitious European Green...
20 June 2022
When we talk about habitat richness, what variables affect the diversity of ecosystem types and which of those is most important? How do interactions among these variables influence habitat richness? An article titled “Diversity of European habitat types is correlated with geography more than climate and human pressure” was published in the...
13 June 2022
On 8–9 June 2022 the fourth annual meeting of the Research Network on Economic Experiments for the Common Agricultural Policy (REECAP) took place in Uppsala. SHOWCASE team members Dipl.-Ing. Verena Scherfranz from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) and Kati Häfner from the Leibniz-Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research...
30 May 2022
A new article investigating novel research about the state of insects in the Netherlands was published by journalist Ronald Veldhuizen in the third largest Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant. The article focuses on the work of SHOWCASE’s early career researchers Reinier de Vries and Michele Torresani, of the Dutch and Italian teams respectively, who are...
13 May 2022
On 12 and 13 May 2022, the Agricultural Economics Society of Ireland (AESI) held its conference at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This two-day conference discussed topics, such as the drivers of sustainability at farm level, climate-friendly agriculture and economic and social drivers of farm succession. During the conference, the University...
11 May 2022
How can the natural value of farmland be boosted so that it becomes attractive for insects and birds again, but without farmers feeling the pinch in their pockets? SHOWCASE’s coordinator, Prof David Kleijn reflects on this and more questions in a magazine issue on European research collaborations.  SHOWCASE’s coordinating institution, the Wageningen...
05 May 2022
On 13 April 2022 EU Horizon 2020 project LIAISON held a webinar on “Creating joint innovations in the agriculture, forestry, and food industries”. Bulgarian partners and external experts discussed the outcomes of the project and worked together to formulate a list of recommendations to ensure the successful implementation of the results in Bulgaria.  SHOWCASE...
03 May 2022
On Tuesday, 3rd of May 2022, SHOWCASE held its first mentor workshop for the project’s PhD students and post-doctoral researchers. The main goal of this workshop was to provide an informal forum for discussion between the project’s early career researchers and senior scientists. Such a discussion contributes to the knowledge exchange within SHOWCASE,...
18 April 2022
The saying goes that plants grow better if planted on Easter weekend...Whether this hopeful belief is true or not, we wish you a happy Easter and we hope it brings you a fruitful spring!
05 April 2022
The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) is looking for a PhD candidate to join an interdisciplinary team, led by Dr Elin Röös, which unites life cycle assessment experts and ecologists, working closely with a large stakeholder group. The candidate will collaborate with experts from various fields to develop new ways of measuring the impacts...
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