There is a growing portfolio of EU Horizon 2020 projects that focus on Nature-Based Solutions (NBS). These projects work together on a number of shared topics, including sustainable urban development, social cohesion, public health, water and climate resilience, disaster risk reduction and more. Collaboration between projects is managed through NBS Task Forces. NetworkNature supports and helps to facilitate the various NBS Task Force groups, which can be accessed below.
NBS Task Forces Welcome Package
Summary information about NetworkNature, its pathways for impact and role in supporting the NBS Task Forces can be found in the Welcome Package document - available below. The Welcome Package includes an overview of each Task Force's objectives and key activities, as well as responses to frequently asked questions.
NetworkNature Digest July 2023
Read the July 2023 Digest featuring a celebration of all of the taskforces’s achievements over the previous three years!
Read the December 2022 Digest featuring: nature-based solutions updates from the Business and Nature Summit, Global Forum on Technology, Sustainability and Humanity, COP27 and COP15; an Introduction to the WaterLANDS Project; the MERLIN Innovation Awards; Task Force updates, a member profile and much more.
Read the July 2022 Digest featuring: an update from the European Commission; an invitation to the annual NetworkNature event; a task force member profile; individual task force updates; news about collaborative initiatives and more.
Read the December 2021 Digest featuring: key outcomes and activities of the task forces, profiled members and featured upcoming opportunities.
Taskforce Meeting June 2023
On 7 June 2023 the Taskforce Cluster Meeting brought together more than 85 participants, representing all Taskforces, several EU NbS projects, and stakeholders from NetworkNature and the European Commission (European Research Executive Agency and DG Research & Innovation).
Download our meeting report for a summary of the event.
Taskforce Meeting March 2023 - The Horizon 2020 Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) Taskforce Meeting brought together more than 80 participants to network, collaborate and share knowledge. The meeting included interactive group discussions, a panel discussion and a forward-looking session, outlining the objectives and additions of NetworkNature+. Download our meeting report for a summary of the event.
Taskforce Meeting January 2022 - The Horizon 2020 Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) Taskforce Meeting brought together 120 participants to network, collaborate and share knowledge. Download our meeting report for a summary of the event.
Taskforce Meeting September 2022 - On 28 September 2022 in Brussels, the Horizon 2020 Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) Taskforce Meeting brought together 75 participants to network, collaborate and share knowledge. Download our meeting report for a summary of the event.
Taskforce meeting May 2021 - The 2nd NetworkNature Taskforces Cluster meeting was held virtually on 31st May 2021. It brought together Taskforce members, NetworkNature, and the European Commission (REA and DG R&I) for an interactive dialogue to take stock of achievements to date and to strengthen synergies and exchange to further increase the impact that the EU nature-based solutions projects create. Download our meeting report for a summary of the event.
Taskforce meeting October 2020 - The first the NetworkNature Taskforce Cluster meeting was held virtually on 27th October 2020. It was organised by NetworkNature, European Commission EASME (now REA) and European Commission DG Research and Innovation. Taskforces discussed their strategic plans and upcoming activities and explored new ideas for future cooperation. New Horizon 2020 nature-based solutions projects introduced themselves. Panellists from different walks shared their perspective on how the Taskforces contribute to generating opportunities for implementing nature-based solutions across Europe. Download our meeting report for a summary of the event