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RestPoll

Title: Restoring Pollinator habitats across European agricultural landscapes based on multi-actor participatory approaches

Funding source: EU Research and Innovation programme "Horizon Europe" project, Grant agreement No. 101082102

Total funding: EUR 7 231 242.75

Funding for BSC: EUR 272 125.00

Implementation period: 01.10.2023.–30.09.2027.

Coordinator: Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg (Germany)

Aim: The RestPoll consortium combines the expertise of natural and social scientists, NGOs, businesses, and ministries. Stakeholders along the food value chain will be engaged through newly developed participatory approaches at diverse social, ecological, and political scales. Central to RestPoll is the establishment of a Europe-wide network of pollinator restoration case-study areas and Living Labs (LL), which are unique hubs for experimentation, demonstration, and mutual learning.

RestPoll aims to position Europe as a global leader and set the future agenda for pollinator restoration worldwide. The transdisciplinary RestPoll consortium will develop, test, evaluate and refine cross-sectoral pollinator restoration approaches to conserve biodiversity and to benefit nature and society. To restore wild pollinator diversity and their vital pollination services, RestPoll will co-design measures with different stakeholders (ranging from individual land managers to governments) at various spatial scales (field, farm, landscape, European scales), in agricultural landscapes that are dominated by intensively managed crops or grasslands. Our holistic approach, informed by cutting-edge transdisciplinary research, will integrate stakeholders and actors at multiple levels as well as natural and social science disciplines to engage in participatory planning and development of new business models. Learning outcomes will be disseminated by regional to European multi-actor partners and collaborators, which will ensure impact beyond the end of the project.

Project website: https://restpoll.eu/

Local contact person: Anda Adamsone-Fiskovica, anda.adamsone-fiskovica@bscresearch.lv