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Overview of an EU project’s wild pollinator conservation efforts: Safeguard’s open-access collection

The EU Horizon 2020 project Safeguard has opened an outcomes collection in the Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO) journal.

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Safeguard open-access collection in RIO journal


Safeguard open-access collection in RIO journal

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For the past decade, the European Union has been actively investing in innovative projects, addressing major social concerns, such as climate change, renewable energy, and biodiversity loss. Although these projects give valuable results, some of the outcomes remain unseen and undiscovered by many. To avoid this knowledge oblivion, Safeguard has recently released an open-access collection in the Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO) journal.

Safeguarding European wild pollinators (Safeguard) is a four-year EU Horizon 2020 funded project (2021-2025) that brings together world-leading researchers, NGOs, and industry and policy experts to substantially contribute to Europe’s capacity to reverse the losses of wild pollinators. Safeguard aims to significantly expand current assessments of the status and trends of European wild pollinators including bees, butterflies, flies, and other pollinating insects.

The open-access collection of the project in the RIO journal will not only increase the discoverability, visibility, and recognition of the research outcomes, but also set a comfortable digital environment for knowledge exchange, collaboration, sharing, and re-use of research. The collection in RIO will ensure that Safeguard outputs remain findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable beyond the project’s lifetime. 

Currently, the collection hosts 14 project papers, published in different journals and linked through their metadata. The collection will further expand to a one-stop knowledge hub, hosting a range of outputs, reports, protocols, methodologies, and research papers.

Access the Safeguard RIO collection here.


This project receives funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 101003476.

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