- identify, among the projects submitted or funded within the FP7, those dealing in part or entirely with biodiversity;
- underline the level of biodiversity funding within the theme “Environment” of the FP7, concerning the funding amounts, success rates of the submitted projects, etc., in comparison with figures obtained for the identified sub-activities of the FP7;
- analyze the temporal trends of funding and success rates for the period 2007-2010;
- benchmark the results of the different countries, analyzing more particularly the results for France.
It is hoped that these findings will be of interest to the researchers, institutes, stakeholders, policy makers and European Commission officers concerned with biodiversity. It is also expected that these results will help all of us to better consider the place of biodiversity, today and tomorrow, within the Framework Programme.
The FRB performed this study as part of the missions it has been assigned and its role as a member of the Netional contact point for the FP7 “Environment” theme.