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BiodivERsA joint co-fund call
“Biodiversity and Climate Change”

Information on the call is published on the BiodivERsA website

The call covers the following four non-exclusive themes:

  • Consequences of climate change on biodiversity and nature’s contributions to people
  • Climate-biodiversity feedback processes
  • Potential of nature-based solutions for mitigating and adapting to climate change
  • Synergies and trade-offs between policies on biodiversity, climate and other relevant sectors, and the role of agents of change

The call has been launched on 2 September 2019, with a closing date on 10 April 2020 (and with a mandatory submission of pre-proposals by 5 November 2019

BELSPO is contributing to the call with an anticipated budget of 500 000 €.
At this stage, the following countries have expressed interest to participate to the call and reserved a total amount of over 23 Million euro: Austria, Belgium, Brazil (Sao Paulo State), Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey.

Scientific teams will be invited to form transnational research consortia with teams from minimum 3 countries participating in the call (including minimum two from EU Member States or EU Associated Countries) and be supported by at least three different Participating Organisations. Scientific teams applying for BELSPO funding will find eligibility rules here

Looking for a partner or a project to join?
Use the BiodivERsA Partner Search Tool available here

The research proposals will be evaluated across the following criteria:

  • Fit to the scope of the call, novelty of the research and transnational added value at step 1 (pre-proposal stage);
  • (Scientific) Excellence, quality and efficiency of the implementation and impact (including expected policy and/or societal impact and approach to stakeholder engagement) at step 2 (full proposal stage).

Get prepared by consulting the BiodivERsA Stakeholder Engagement Handbook (for more information on stakeholder engagement in funded projects); and the BiodivERsA Policy Guide (for more information on policy relevance of research proposals).


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