In this Newsletter you will find further details on the joint call launched with FACCE-JPI in November. It also includes short summaries of the 2012-2013 funded projects and information on the launch of the BiodivERsA database. The newsletter also features an article about a meting hold in the European Parliament on the EU 2020 biodiversity targets, in which BiodivERsA took part. You will also find out information on the last two staff exchanges in Sofia and Lisbon and on the publication of policy briefs. Finally, you can learn about upcoming activities and publications.