Science for evidence-based and sustainable decisions about natural capital

SELINA project will provide guidance for evidence-based decision-making that supports the protection, restoration, and sustainable use of our environment. Through a collaboration of experts from 50 partner organisations from all 27 EU member states, Norway, Switzerland, Israel, and the United Kingdom, SELINA will set new standards for international cooperation to promote Ecosystem Services (ES) and Biodiversity (BD) conservation and enhance Ecosystem Conditions (EC).

Providing robust practical information and recommendations to stakeholders from both the public and private sectors, SELINA will pave the way towards the transformative societal change required to achieve the ambitious goals of the European Biodiversity Strategy 2030 and the Green Deal.

Our Mission

  • What: Identify BD, EC, and ES factors that can be successfully integrated into public and private sectors’ decision-making processes
    How: Facilitate and harness knowledge-sharing and co-production via EU-wide workshops and multi-disciplinary Communities of Practice
  • What: Develop, test, and integrate new and existing knowledge, including methodological approaches to improve BD, EC, and ES information uptake by decision-makers
    How: Build a fit-for-purpose knowledge base about mapping and assessing terrestrial and aquatic EC, their ES, and links between them that apply to various decision-making contexts
  • What: Demonstrate how enhanced collaboration between science, private, and public stakeholders facilitates BD, EC, and ES integration in evidence-based decision-making
    How: Organise Demonstration Projects on BD, EC, and ES integration in decision-making and co-create a Compendium of Guidance with representatives from science, society, and the public and private sectors

Project details

  • Project name: Selina
  • Project management: Leibniz University Hannover
  • Funded by: European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme
  • Operational time: 07/2022-096/2027
  • Grant agreement No: 101060415
  • Project website:

Project partners

50 partner organisations from all 27 EU member states, Norway, Switzerland, Israel, and the United Kingdom

Contact persons

  • Kristīna Veidemane
  • Anda Ruskule
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