Biodiversity Partnership

Supporting the protection of biodiversity and ecosystems across land and sea

Biodiversity Partnership Call 2021

Launch of the Call October 1, 2021
Deadline for pre-proposals submission
November 30, 2021
Deadline for full proposal submission
April 14, 2022
Notification of accepted proposals
September/October 2022
Indicative Call budget of TA CR € 730 000
Maximum amount per project: € 300 000
Maximum funding rate (intensity) per project: 85%
Applicants main applicant:
research organizations, enterprises,organisational units of the state; other project partner: research organizations, enterprises,organisational units of the state    
Website
www.biodiversa.org/
Website for Czech applicants
www.tacr.cz/soutez/partnerstvi-pro-biodiverzitu/call-2021-5/

TA CR Contact Person

  • Matěj Štěpánek
  • matej.stepanek@tacr.cz
  • +420 770 194 873

News

European Biodiversity Partnership Call 2021 is open
4. 10. 2021
– Biodiversa+, the European Biodiversity Partnership, is pleased to announce that its 2021-2022 joint Call for Transnational Research Proposals on “Supporting biodiversity and ecosystem protection…
Get ready for the first Call of the European Biodiversity Partnership on “Supporting the protection of biodiversity and ecosystems across land and sea”
4. 8. 2021
– The European Biodiversity Partnership under Horizon Europe, (officially starting in October 2021 asthe successor of BiodivERsA) is pleased to announce that it will soon launch its first…

Topics

This call will cover the following three non-exclusive themes:

  • Knowledge for identifying priority conservation areas, establishing effective and resilient ecological networks, enhancing species-based protection and preserving genetic diversity 
  • Multiple benefits and costs of biodiversity and ecosystem protection: synergies and trade-offs 
  • Effective management and equitable governance to deliver bold conservation outcomes

*However, for Czech Applicants to be eligible, results of the project must be applicable in the environment of the Czech Republic (Applicability of foreseen project outputs and their employment in the conditions of the Czech Republic will be assessed during the national eligibility check).


Participating countries

A global budget of over 40 Million euros has been provisionally reserved for the call and at this stage, the following 34 countries have expressed a preliminary interest in participating in the call:

Austria (FWF), Belgium (BELSPO, F.R.S-FNRS, FWO), Brazil, Bulgaria (BNSF), Czech Republic (TA CR), Denmark (IFD), Estonia (ETAg, MoE, MEM), Finland (AKA, MoE), France (ANR), Germany (DFG, VDI/VDE-IT), Greece (GSRI), Hungary (NKFIH), Iceland (Rannis), Ireland (EPA), Israel (MoEP), Italy (MUR), Latvia (LSC, VIAA), Lithuania (LMT), Moldova (NARD), Morocco (MENFPESRS), Norway (RCN), Poland (NCN), Portugal (incl. the Azores) (FCT, FRCT), Romania (MoEnv, UEFISCDI), Slovakia (MoE, SAS), Slovenia (MIZS), South Africa, Spain (AEI, FB), Sweden (FORMAS), Switzerland (SNSF), Taiwan (MOST), The Netherlands (NWO), Tunisia (MHESR) and Turkey. 

General conditions for application

A two-step procedure for joint applications will be followed, consisting of the submission of pre-proposals at step 1 and full proposals at step 2 (The language of the call and applications is English). To be eligible, the project must be a transnational project involving eligible research Partners from at least three different countries participating in the call and requesting support from at least three different Funding Organisations. In addition, at least two Partners must be from different EU Member States or Associated Countries participating in the call.
For both steps, it is also expected that the international added valueof the projects is clearly presented.

Webinars

Watch the replay of our General Information Webinar that was organised on the 12th of October.

Partner search tools

Use the BiodivERsA Partner Search Tool available here.

Electronic submission system

The online platform (EPSS) to submit your pre-proposal is open .

Documents

Documents for Czech applicants are here in section “Dokumenty”. All documents proving the eligibility of the Czech applicant must be sent to TACR data box (ID: afth9xp) within the same deadline as the proposals.

Environment for Life Porgamme

Make sure to consult the complete announcement of opportunities and all supporting documents on the BiodivERsA website

  • Please make sure to consult the Call Documents containing the following information:

– Announcement of Opportunity (call text)
– Pre-proposal application form (for information; to be accessed via EPSS platform)
– Full Proposal application form (for information; to be accessed via EPSS platform in Step 2)
– Checklist for applicants
– Data policy
– Assessment criteria
– Conflict of Interest, confidentiality and non-disclosure policy.

  • FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) 
  • For general information on the call, please contact the Call Secretariat: biodiversa.cs@agencerecherche.fr (Juliette Bettus, Céline Billière and Sophie Germann)
  • For specific questions related to the budget, criteria and rules of your funding organisation, please consult your Funding organisation’s rules and contact your Funding Organisation Contact Point (FCP).
  • For technical questions regarding the EPSS, please contact the EPSS technical helpdesk: Taavi Tiirik, epss.biodiversa@g.etag.ee

About Biodiversity Partnership

The Partnership on Biodiversity ‘Rescuing biodiversity to safeguard life on Earth’ is a European co-funded Partnership aiming to contribute to the targets of the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 under the overarching objective that, by 2030, biodiversity in Europe is back on the path to recovery. Acting as an overarching platform to make the bridge between science, policy and practice, and make nature-based solutions a reality on the ground, the Partnership focuses on five accompanying objectives:

1 – improve monitoring of biodiversity and ecosystem services across Europe

2 – generate science-based, actionable knowledge to tackle the biodiversity crisis and the drivers of biodiversity loss

3 – reinforce the evidence base for the development, deployment and assessment of tools such as Nature-based solutions

4 – make the business case for biodiversity

5 – ensure efficient science-based support for biodiversity policy making in Europe.

Based on that, the Biodiversity Partnership will coordinate research programmes between EU and its Member States and associated countries and trigger combined action. For the first time, it should mobilise environmental authorities as key partners in carrying out biodiversity research and innovation, along with ministries of research, funding agencies, and environmental protection agencies. The partnership’s co-created strategic research and innovation agenda for seven years should include calls for research projects, biodiversity- and ecosystems monitoring and science-based policy advisory activities.

The Biodiversity Partnership will build on the efficient structuring of the European Research Area in the domain achieved by BiodivERsA (a network of 39 agencies and ministries from 25 European countries and associated countries programming and funding pan-European research on biodiversity and ecosystem services on a competitive basis) as well as on the efficient networking and collaboration achieved during the past years between partners of MAES and of MOVE.

Find more information on the Partnership:

Biodiversity Partnership has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe Research and Innovation Programme.