Get ready for the first Call of the European Biodiversity Partnership on “Supporting the protection of biodiversity and ecosystems across land and sea”

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 transnational joint research call on the following topic: Supporting the protection of biodiversity and ecosystems across land and sea.

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 All environments (i.e. terrestrial, freshwater and marine) will be eligible.

To be eligible, research consortia will have to include teams from a minimum of 3 countries participating in the call (including a minimum of two from EU Member States or EU Associated Countries).

A global budget of over 40 Million euros* has been provisionally reserved for the call and at this stage, the following 33 countries have expressed a preliminary interest in participating in the call:

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

The updated list of potential participating countries will be published on the current BiodivERsA website.

SAVE THE DATE: an information webinar for potential applicants will be organized on 12 October from 11:00 to 12:30 CEST. Registration will open in September.

We invite you to regularly consult the BiodivERsA website and register to the BiodivERsA mailing list to be kept updated on latest information on this future major research funding opportunity.

* Please note that co-funding by the European Commission (and possibly other funders) is pending on the signature of a Grant Agreement with the European Commission