The next biodivERsA call, cofunded by the European Commission will cover the two following themes:
- Theme #1: Understanding and managing the biodiversity dynamics of soils and sediments to improve ecosystem functioning and delivery of ecosystem services
- Theme #2: Understanding and managing biodiversity dynamics in land-, river- and sea-scapes (habitat connectivity, green and blue infrastructures, and naturing cities) to improve ecosystem functioning and delivery of ecosystem services
The call is planned to be launched in May 2015, with a closing date in early November 2015.
The indicative global budget for this call is ca. 30 million euro.
To be eligible, transnational research consortia should be composed of members from at least three countries participating in the call. So far, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United Kingdom have shown preliminary interest, and will have to confirm their participation by April.