We are pleased to announce that in October 2020 BiodivERsA and the Water JPI will launch a joint call on the following topic: 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
Researchers are encouraged to start discussing possible projects with prospective partners. To be eligible, research consortia will have to include participating organisations from a minimum three different countries participating in the call, including at least 2 from EU Member States or EU Associated Countries (the list of countries which have shown preliminary interest in participating in the Call is provided in the pre-announcement). The national/regional eligibility criteria will be defined by each participating funding agency.
The anticipated deadline for pre-proposals is 7th of December 2020.
Please note that this pre-announcement is for information purposes only. It does not create any obligation for the BiodivERsA and Water JPI consortium nor for any of the participating funding organisations. The official call announcement, to be published later, shall prevail.