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New BiodivERsA and Water JPI Call for research projects launched

BiodivERsA and Water JPI are pleased to announce that their transnational 2020-2021 Call on “Conservation and restoration of degraded ecosystems and their biodiversity, including a focus on aquatic systems” is now open.

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This call will cover the following three non-exclusive themes: * Studying the biological and biophysical processes at stake for conservation/restoration, and their interactions * Assessing trade-offs and synergies between targets, benefits and policies for conservation and restoration * Knowledge for improving the effectiveness and upscaling of conservation and restoration actions This joint call includes a focus on freshwater aquatic systems but all environments (ie. terrestrial, freshwater and marine) are eligible. *** 31 funding organisations from 27 countries are planning to join this call and have reserved – together with the European Commission – a total amount of over 23 Million Euro. Please consult the BiodivERsA: https://www.biodiversa.org/1645 and Water-JPI http://www.waterjpi.eu/joint-calls/joint-call-2020-biodivrestore/biodivrestore-fcp.pdf websites to access the most up-to-date list of countries participating in the call Please note that each research Partner in a project must comply with the eligibility criteria and rules of its funding organisation (see below for more information). *** Research teams will be invited to form transnational research consortia with eligible partners from minimum 3 countries participating in the call (including minimum two from EU Member States or EU Associated Countries: http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/grants_manual/hi/3cpart/h2020-hi-list-ac_en.pdf). Proposals have to be exclusively written in English. Looking for a partner or a project to join? * Use our Partner Search Tool: https://proposals.etag.ee/biodivrestore/partner-search * Join the Water JPI Researchers Forum on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8455262/ *** A two-step process will apply, with a mandatory submission of pre-proposals at the first step and submission of full proposals at the second step, via an Electronic Proposal Submission System (EPSS) (see below for more information). Call timeline: · Launch of the call: Monday 5 October 2020 · Deadline for pre-proposals submission (mandatory): Monday 7 December 2020, 16:00 CET (local time in Brussels) Please note that the nature of the evaluation at the first step (pre-proposals stage) will depend on the number of pre-proposals received. * If a very large number of pre-proposals is received, a first scientific evaluation of pre-proposals will be organized and the deadline to submit full proposals will be 3 May 2021. * Otherwise, only an eligibility check of pre-proposals will be performed and the deadline to submit full proposals will be 15 March 2021. The actual deadline to submit full proposals will be communicated by the end of December 2020. *** FOR MORE INFORMATION · Make sure to consult the complete announcement of opportunities and all supporting documents on: BiodivERsA: http://www.biodiversa.org/2020_2021_call Water JPI: http://www.waterjpi.eu/joint-calls/joint-call-2020-biodivrestore · Watch our information webinar that was held on the 27th of October: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRUL53R4Tts&feature=youtu.be *** CONTACTS Call Secretariat Patricia Vera and Maja Kolar: BiodivRestore.cs@aei.gob.es Agencia Estatal de Investigación (AEI) Calle de Torrelaguna, 58 bis. 28027, Madrid, Spain

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conservation, restoration, ecosystems, research, Call, BiodivRestore, BiodivERsA, Water JPI