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: will be published
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

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

An information webinar for potential applicants will be organized (by the BiodivERsA network) on 12 October from 11:00 to 12:30 CEST. Registration will open in September.

Partner search tools

Use the BiodivERsA Partner Search Tool available here.

Electronic submission system

Will be published.

Documents

Will be published.


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.