DEBPAL2Project reference: 294936
Funded under :
Reinforcing Capacity Building for Defending Biodiversity in the Palestinian Territories
Total cost:EUR 558 920
EU contribution:EUR 499 237
Topic(s):INCO.2011-6.2 - Mediterranean Countries: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Jordan, Palestinian-administered Areas, Lebanon, Syria
Call for proposal:FP7-INCO-2011-6See other projects for this call
Funding scheme:CSA-SA - Support actions
The objective of DEBPAL is to reinforce the cooperation capacities of Al-Quds University, to improve its researches activities in defence and recovery of Biodiversity (including Agro-Biodiversity), in the interlinked fields of conservation and restoration as requested by the international Convention on Biological Diversity, a major commitment in the European Union main politics.
The Palestinian Territories are an emblematic case of massive Biodiversity loss, determining a series of severe consequences on the nature’s state and on human life and economy. From this point of view it is important to remember that the Convention on Biological Diversity considerate the Agro-Biodiversity an essential part of the Biodiversity inextricable whole, to protected by the States Parties. Therefore, the competences, techniques and technologies that will be developed in AQU are focused at integrating Biodiversity, cultural and social perspectives into a coherent sustainable landscape management.
This approach is strategic for the Palestinian Territories but also, in a larger dimension, for the whole of the Mediterranean Region, where the erosion of Biodiversity is a worsening and expanding problem due to the human impact on the environment and the absence of consistent global politics to combat and control it.
The Capacity building of AL-Quds University in this strategic field will be increased by :
Networking and joint research activities in Biodiversity conservation and restoration and related socio-economic aspects, with a well experienced Italian University.
Training in nursery activities with a Italian SME already involved in several EU research project in this field.
Training in EU projects approach, selection, preparation and submission, with a Belgian not for profit research association.
Development of an Al Quds University’s research/policy strategy, able to support the Government in its related planning activities, according to the EU Policy and objectives.
EU contribution: EUR 250 137
Hind Husseini Building, Herod's Gate, Jerusalem
91904 EAST JERUSALEM
EU contribution: EUR 119 095
VIA S MARIA IN GRADI 4
EU contribution: EUR 89 880
EU contribution: EUR 40 125
VIA CAMPO DI CARNE 51
00040 TOR SAN LORENZO ARDEA RM