Conservation and restoration of degraded ecosystems and their biodiversity, including a focus on aquatic systems.
Launch of the Call October 5, 2020
Deadline for pre-proposal submission December 7, 2020
Deadline for full proposal submission May 3, 2021
Notification of accepted proposals October 2021
Indicative Call budget of TA CR € 300 000
Applicants main applicant: research organization; other participant: enterprise, research organization, organisational units of the state and partially state budget-funded organisations
Website www.biodiversa.org or www.waterjpi.eu
Website for Czech applicants www.tacr.cz/soutez/biodivrestore/call-2020-6/
TA CR Contact Person
+420 234 611 630
This call will cover the following three non-exclusive themes:
- Studying the biological and biophysical processes at stake for conservation/restoration, and their interactions
- Assessing trade-offs and synergies between targets, benefits and policies for conservation and restoration
- Knowledge for improving the effectiveness and upscaling of conservation and restoration actions
This joint call includes a focus on freshwater aquatic systems but ALL ENVIRONMENTS (I.E. TERRESTRIAL, FRESHWATER AND MARINE) ARE ELIGIBLE.
At this stage, the following countries have expressed a preliminary interest to participate in the call with a total amount of over 18 Million euros*:
Austria, Belgium, Brazil*, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Morocco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tunisia and Turkey
* The list of Brazilian States participating in the call will be communicated later
General conditions for application
A two-step application procedure will be used in this call. Proposals (in English only l) must be submitted electronically. Instructions regarding submission, eligibility, and evaluation criteria and other relevant information will be made available in the official call announcement.
To be eligible, research consortia will have to include participating organisations from a minimum three different countries participating in the call, including at least 2 from EU Member States or EU Associated Countries.
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Electronic submission system
Access the EPSS Submission Platform.
The Call Document contains 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.
Documents for Czech applicants are here in section “Dokumenty”. All documents proving the eligibility of the Czech applicant must be send to TACR data box (ID: afth9xp) within the same deadline as the project pre-proposals.
Please fill in the subject line as: „Horizon2020 – BiodivRestore Call 2020 – prokázání způsobilosti – akronym projektu“.
BiodivERsA is 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. It is an ERA-NET Co-fund, funded under the EU’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.
BiodivRestore has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under grant agreement No. 101003777.