Biodiversa+ is the European co-funded biodiversity partnership supporting excellent research on biodiversity with an impact for policy and society. It was jointly developed by BiodivERsA and the European Commission (DG Research & Innovation and DG Environment) and was officially launched on 1 October 2021.
Biodiversa+ is part of the European Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 that aims to put Europe’s biodiversity on a path to recovery by 2030.
The Partnership aims to connect science, policy and practice for transformative change. It currently gathers 81 research programmers and funders and environmental policy actors from 40 European and associated countries to work on 5 main objectives:
Plan and support research and innovation on biodiversity through a shared strategy, annual joint calls for research projects and capacity building activities
Set up a network of harmonised schemes to improve monitoring of biodiversity and ecosystem services across Europe
Contribute to high-end knowledge for deploying Nature-based Solutions and valuation of biodiversity in the private sector
Ensure efficient science-based support for policy-making and implementation in Europe
Strengthen the relevance and impact of pan-European research on biodiversity in a global context