As part of its strategy, Biodiversa+ is launching multi-annual flagship programmes. These flagship programmes address a particular biodiversity issue, aligned with the themes identified in the Biodiversa+ Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda, and encompass a portfolio of activities relevant to the issues tackled and across the different Biodiversa+ work streams.
Through its flagship programmes Biodiversa+ implements
a holistic set of activities related to:
Biodiversa+ strives to increase the efficiency and impact of its activities through synergies and cross-linkages between its flagship programmes, and to ensure systemic efforts through collaborations and complementarity with existing initiatives, Partnerships and Horizon Europe’s calls.
A flagship program will implement in a holistic manner, a range of activities to effectively support achieving its objectives.
Over 7 years, Biodiversa+ foresees the launch of a total of 8 Flagship Programmes. Each one typically runs over several years.
Two flagship programmes started in the first year of Biodiversa+ (i.e. in 2021-2022):
- Supporting biodiversity and ecosystem protection across land and sea (including the BiodivProtect Call, launched in 2021)
- Better transnational monitoring of biodiversity to better characterize, understand and report on biodiversity dynamics and trends (including the BiodivMon Call, launched in 2022)
During its second year (2022-2023), Biodiversa+ launched two more flagship programmes:
- Better knowledge to develop, deploy and assess nature-based solutions (including the BiodivNBS Call, to be launched in 2023)
- Supporting societal transformation for the sustainable use and management of biodiversity
Nota bene: Each flagship programme will not necessarily include a call for research proposals. The topics of the flagship programme(s) to be launched in 2023-2024 will be announced in early 2023.
Overview of the Topical and Cross-cutting Themes that structure the Strategic Research & Innovation Agenda of the European Biodiversity Partnership with the indication of where the first four flagship programmes (FP) are located.