Conservation and restoration of degraded ecosystems and their biodiversity, including a focus on aquatic systems.

Call 2020

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
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Aneta Lízancová
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BiodivRestore Call 2020 is open
5. 10. 2020
– BiodivERsA and Water JPI are pleased to announce that their transnational 2020-2021 joint Call on “Conservation and restoration of degraded ecosystems and their biodiversity, including a focus on…
BiodivRestore Call 2020 Pre-Announcement
14. 9. 2020
– BiodivERsA and the Water JPI are pleased to pre-announce that they will soon launch a joint call for research and innovation projects on: Conservation and restoration of degraded ecosystems and…


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.

Participating countries

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

The updated list of participating countries will be published on the BiodivERsA and Water JPI websites. 

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.

Partner search tools

Use our Partner Search Tool available here.
Join the Water JPI Researchers Forum on LinkedIn.
TA CR Partnering Tool

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“.

About BiodivRestore

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.