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Biodiversa+ is a network of agencies and ministries programming and funding pan-European research on biodiversity and ecosystem services on a competitive basis.

BiodivERsA was established in 2005, the DFG joined BiodivERsA in November 2010. BiodivERsA has continuously been funded under the EU Framework Progammes FP6, FP 7 Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe.

Since its start, two ERA-Nets (BiodivERsA and BiodivERsA2) and two ERA-Net Cofund (BiodivERsA3 and BiodivScen) have come to an end (but with the projects of the 2nd call of BiodivERsA3 still continuing). Currently, two ERA-Net Cofunds (BiodivClim and BiodivRestore) and a European Co-funded Partnership (Biodiversa+), which started in autumn 2021 and focusses on Rescuing biodiversity to safeguard life on Earth, are running.

Since its beginning in 2005, the network has launched 12 calls for proposals. Until now, over 180 pan-European research projects have been funded.

For main achievements of BiodivERsA for research on biodiversity, ecosystem services and nature-based solutions between 2008-2021, see the

ERA-Net BiodivERsA: 2005 - 2010 (without DFG)

  • Call 2008:
    Biodiversity: linking scientific advancement to policy and practice (without DFG)

ERA-Net BiodivERsA2: 2010 - 2014

  • Call 2010 - 2011:
    Biodiversity and ecosystem services and their valuation (with DFG)
  • Call 2011 - 2012:
    Biodiversity dynamics: developing scenarios, identifying tipping points and improving resilience (without DFG)
  • Call 2012 - 2013:
    Invasive species and biological invasions (with DFG)
  • Call 2013 - 2014:
    Promoting synergies and reducing trade-offs between food supply, biodiversity and ecosystem services (without DFG)

ERA-Net Co-fund BiodivERsA3: 2/2015 - 4/2021

  • Co-fund Call 2015 - 2016:
    Understanding and managing biodiversity dynamics to improve ecosystem functioning and delivery of ecosystem services in a global change context: the cases of soils and sediments, and land- river and sea-scapes (habitat connectivity, green and blue infrastructures, and naturing cities) (with DFG)
  • Call 2018/2019:
    Biodiversity and its influence on animal, human and plant health

ERA-Net Co-fund BiodivScen (BiodivERsA together with Belmont Forum): 10/2017 - 7/2023

  • Co-fund Call 2017 - 2018:
    Biodiversity Scenarios and Ecosystem services (with DFG)

ERA-Net Co-fund BiodivClim: 9/2019 - 8/2024

  • Co-fund Call 2019 - 2020
    Biodiversity and Climate Change (with DFG)

ERA-Net Co-fund BiodivRestore (BiodivERsA together with Water JPI): (10/2020 – 9/2025)

  • Co-fund Call 2020 - 2021
    Conservation and restoration of degraded ecosystems and their biodiversity, including a focus on aquatic systems (with DFG)

European Co-funded Partnership Biodiversa+: (10/2021 – 9/2028)

  • Co-fund Call 2021 - 2022
    Supporting the protection of biodiversity and ecosystems across land and sea (with DFG)
  • Current Co-fund Call 2022 - 2023
    Improved transnational monitoring of biodiversity and ecosystem change for science and society (with DFG)
  • Current Co-fund Call 2023-2024
    Nature-based solutions for biodiversity, human well-being and transformative change (without DFG)
  • Upcoming Co-fund Call 2024-2025
    on Societal Transformation

European Co-funded Partnership Biodiversa+ (10/2021 - 9/2028)

Activities, objectives, goals and vision

Information Graphic European Partnership on biodiversity

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Biodiversa+ currently* gathers 81 partners from 40 countries.

* (as of October 2023)

Further Information


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