The EU Horizon 2020 projects that focus on Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) are ‘clustered’ around a range of topics including sustainable urban development, social cohesion, public health, water and climate resilience and disaster risk reduction. New projects will be starting on a regular basis as a result of ongoing Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe calls, such as the European Green Deal call for biodiversity and ecosystem restoration.
In response to particular calls, these projects work on several transversal topic areas, often with different approaches and with varying outputs produced. In order to gather and synthesize the variety of approaches and outputs, ensure the EU added value and policy relevance of this coherent portfolio, as well as to maximize social, ecological and innovation impact, the projects are, ‘clustered’ around several key transversal topic areas.
For the projects, clustering provides benefits, such as enabling synergies, strengthening networks, sharing and synthesizing knowledge, communicating and disseminating results with a wider impact, and saving resources around common areas of work.
NetworkNature helps the Horizon 2020 NBS projects to harness those opportunities through curated NBS Task Forces in relevant transversal theme