European Biodiversity Partnership Call 2021 is open

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 across land and sea” is now open.

Deadline for submission of pre-proposals is 30 November 2021, 15:00 CET.

Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (TA CR) will support successful Czech applicants and their projects with the amount of 730 000 EUR. Enterprises, research organizations and organisational units of the state can apply for TA CR funding. Funding rules for the Czech applicants are defined by a funding programme PROSTŘEDÍ PRO ŽIVOT.

This call aims to support transnational research projects (3-years duration) addressing one or more of the three (non-exclusive) themes below: 

  • THEME 1 – Knowledge for identifying priority conservation areas, establishing effective and resilient ecological networks, enhancing species-based protection and preserving genetic diversity
  • THEME 2 – Multiple benefits and costs of biodiversity and ecosystem protection: synergies and trade-offs
  • THEME 3 – Effective management and equitable governance to deliver bold conservation outcome


An information webinar for all potential applicants will be organised on October 12, from 11:00 to 12:30 CEST (local time in Brussels) to answer all your questions about this call. To participate, please register here

Information webinar for Czech applicants will be organised on October 18 from 9:30 to 11:00 CEST. For registration click here.

Research teams will be invited to form transnational research consortia with eligible partners from minimum 3 countries participating in the call (including minimum two from EU Member States or EU Associated Countries).  

45 Funding Organisations from 33 countries are joining this call and have reserved – together with the European Commission* – a total amount of over 40M€: 

Austria, Belgium, Brazil**, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark***, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy (incl. the Autonomous Province of Bolzano/Bozen***), Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Morocco, Norway, Poland, Portugal (incl. the Azores), Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, The Netherlands, Tunisia and Turkey. 

* Please note that co-funding by the European Commission (and possibly other funders) is pending the signature of a Grant Agreement with the European Commission
** The following Brazilian States will participate in the call, with the support of CONFAP: Amazonas, Bahia, Ceará, Espírito Santo, Goiás, Mato Grosso do Sul, Maranhão,  Paraíba, Paraná, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Sul, Rondônia, Santa Catarina. In addition, at the federal level, CNPq will participate in the call.   
*** Participation is pending formal approval  Please note that each research Partner in a project must comply with the eligibility criteria and rules of its funding organisation.

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