• Common language and working method – the key to successful research


    The success of any research is based on well-defined theories and on the accurate methodology used by the researchers. But working on transdisciplanry researches can be a special challange. The aim of the joint working methodology is to understand each other’s knowledge base, mindset and expectations, so that project partners (academics, practice partners and societal stakeholders) can work effectively on common research topics. To address this challenge, social science theories and methodologies applied in the project were debated in a workshop to explore their [...]

  • “Variety is the Spice of Life!” – Photo Contest For Kids and Adults


    When we talk about biodiversity, we often mean wild habitats, plants and animals and forget about the diversity of agriculture - even though it is a part of our everyday lives. Agrobiodiversity is a key to a livable future but it's not only essential to our survival or an integral part of our cultural heritage - it is also a source of endless beauty and wonder. In the agrobiodiversity case of PLANET4B we decided to celebrate the diversity of cultivated [...]

  • PLANET4B on the Graz Seed Festival


    The urban gardeners and seed enthusiasts of Graz celebrated the 11th year of their small festival honoring seed diversity. The PLANET4B project partners attended the event and reported on the topics covered, news and conclusions. […]

  • Film, cook, think biodiversity! PLANET4B interventions training in Berlin


    Biodiversity loss – along with climate change – is exacerbating, already having a severe impact on humanity. Continual deforestation has led to worsening air quality and reduced carbon storage, our depleted lands and oceans yield less and less food, public health is increasingly threatened by epidemics linked to contact with species that have lost their habitats, and our mental health deteriorates through being out of touch with nature. These impacts are worse on those that are already more vulnerable or [...]

  • Creative and experimental methods for boosting biodiversity prioritisation


    “Great, happy and inspired” these were the closing words of the participants at our recent training session.  What happened at the event, what did the participants learn, and how can you learn from our experiences? […]

  • How to design learning communities for knowledge co-creation in social research on biodiversity


    Communities can provide ingenious answers aiming to influence decision making on biodiversity related questions. Engaging diverse community actors and stakeholders in a meaningful way is possible only if tailor-made approaches are used to contact and interact with them. Take a look at this process briefly and you’ll surely be tempted to delve into the full report.