The BiodivERsA ERA-Net and the FACCE-JPI have decided to launch a joint call for research proposals on “Promoting synergies and reducing trade-offs between food supply, biodiversity and ecosystem services“, planned to be launched in November 2013, with a closing date in med-February 2014.
Scientific teams will be invited to form transnational research consortia with teams from minimum 3 countries participating to the call.
The research proposals will be evaluated across criteria of scientific excellence and policy relevance / stakeholder engagement (What is it? Click here). It is also expected that the European scope of the projects will provide added value to the research carried out. Scientific teams will be invited to form transnational research consortia with teams from minimum 3 countries participating to the call.
Countries that expressed a preliminary interest are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey (countries with confirmed participation will be known during the summer).
This pre-announcement will be updated regularly on both FACCE-JPI and BiodivERsA websites up to the publication of the call to inform potential applicants on the themes of the call and the actual participation of countries.
BiodivERsA is a network composed of national organisations funding and managing research programmes on biodiversity across Europe. The objectives of this ERA-Net are to promote the cooperation between funding agencies in the field of biodiversity research and to coordinate research programmes at strategic and management levels to eventually develop and implement joint activities. This includes mapping the landscape of biodiversity research in Europe, promoting the science-society/policy interface in research projects, and launching joint calls. For more information: http://www.biodiversa.org
Joint Programming Initiative on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change: FACCE-JPI brings together 21 countries committed to building an integrated European Research Area addressing the interconnected challenges of sustainable agriculture, food security and impacts of climate change. FACCE-JPI provides and steers research to support sustainable agricultural production and economic growth, to contribute to a European bio-based economy, while maintaining and restoring ecosystem services under current and future climate change. For more information: http://www.faccejpi.com/