BiodivERsA and Water JPI: Joint Call for Research Proposals on “Conservation and Restoration of Degraded Ecosystems and their Biodiversity, Including a Focus on Aquatic Systems”
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.
A two-step application procedure will be used in this call. Instructions regarding submission, eligibility, and evaluation criteria and other relevant information are available in the official call announcement on the BiodivERsA and Water JPI websites. The closing date for pre-proposals is 7 December 2020, 16:00 CET (local time in Brussels). The nature of the evaluation at the first step (pre-proposals stage) will depend on the number of pre-proposals received.
To be eligible, research consortia will have to include participating organisations from minimum three different countries participating in the call, including at least two from EU Member States or EU Associated Countries. 31 funding organisations from 27 countries are planning to join this call and have reserved – together with the European Commission – a total amount of over 20 Million Euro. Their participation in the call will be confirmed very soon. Tentative list of participating countries: Austria, Belgium, Brazil (excluding some states), Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal (including Azores), Romania, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tunisia.