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 one ERA-Net Cofund (BiodivERsA3) have come to an end (but with the projects of the 2nd call of BiodivERsA3 still continuing). Currently, three ERA-Net Cofunds (BiodivScen, 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
Biodiversa+: Current Co-fund Call 2022/2023:
Improved transnational monitoring of biodiversity and ecosystem change for science and society
On 8 September 2022, Biodiversa+ launched a Call for proposals on improved transnational monitoring of biodiversity and ecosystem change for science and society (BiodivMon).
This call covers the following three non-exclusive 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 reserve biodiversity loss
- Making use of available monitoring data
The call covers all environments (i.e. terrestrial, inland freshwater including wetlands and marine). Projects combining aspects from several themes are encouraged.
Consortia that are invited for the 2nd step can submit their proposal until 5 April 2023, 15:00 CEST (local time in Brussels) via Biodiversa+´s EPSS system. The link to the EPSS system is available on the Biodiversa+ website.
Calls of BiodivERsA:
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 - 6/2023
- 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)
European Co-funded Partnership Biodiversa+ (10/2021 - 9/2028)
Activities, objectives, goals and vision
Biodiversa+ currently* gathers 74 partners from 36 countries.