Biodiversa+ Pre-Announcement of its New Transnational Joint Research Call

Biodiversa+ Pre-Announcement of its new transnational Joint Call, which is expected to be launched early September 2022.

Biodiversa+, the European Biodiversity Partnership under Horizon Europe is expected to launch a new transnational joint research call on 8 September 2022.

The Call topic is: Improved transnational monitoring of biodiversity and ecosystem change for science and society.

The Call will cover the following three non-exclusive research themes:

  • Innovation and harmonisation of methods and tools for collection and management of biodiversity monitoring data.
  • Addressing knowledge gaps on biodiversity status, dynamics, and trends to reverse biodiversity loss.
  • Making use of available biodiversity monitoring data.

To be eligible, research consortia must include teams from a minimum of three 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 has been provisionally reserved for the Call and at this stage, the following 34 countries have expressed a preliminary interest in participating:

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

A two-step application procedure will be used with a closing date for pre-proposals in early November 2022. A first evaluation of pre-proposals will be organised and the deadline to submit full proposals will be early April 2023.

(This report was the subject of a RESEARCHconnect Newsflash.)