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Safeguarding European wild pollinators

Objective

Wild pollinators are a key part of European biodiversity and provide a wide range of benefits to crops, wild plants, and human wellbeing. In Europe and globally, wild pollinators are facing multiple threats, however, the full extent of declines, their complex causes, and the most effective ways to respond to them are not well understood. Safeguard brings together world-leading researchers, NGOs, industry and policy experts to substantially contribute to Europe’s capacity to reverse the losses of wild pollinators. Safeguard will significantly expand current assessments of the status and trends of European wild pollinators including bees, butterflies, flies and other pollinating insects. We will use state-of-the-art models to predict the impacts of pressures on pollinators, paying particular attention to emerging threats, multiple and interacting drivers, long-term and cumulative effects, and multiple spatial scales. Safeguard will establish empirical research for a systematic multi-scale assessment of multiple pressures on pollinators and the context-dependent effectiveness of interventions. Working with our stakeholders, we will provide an improved understanding of the diverse values of European pollinators, and develop and test new approaches using multiple interventions to benefit pollinators, from field to landscape scales across agricultural, natural, and urban systems. We will co-develop with stakeholders an integrated assessment framework and tools that incorporate multiple types of evidence to address pollinator declines and direct mitigation strategies at the local, national, and EU levels. Safeguard will use the significant advance in knowledge to inform national, European, and global policies and decision-making. Finally, Safeguard will increase awareness of wild pollinators and their societal values with the public, policy makers, scientists, industry, and NGOs, to mobilise concerted multiple actions towards reversing pollinator declines across Europe.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC5-2020-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

JULIUS-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAT WURZBURG
Address
Sanderring 2
97070 Wuerzburg
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 459 942,50

Participants (24)

THE UNIVERSITY OF READING
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 388 831,25
Address
Whiteknights Campus Whiteknights House
RG6 6AH Reading
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 311 400
Address
Almas Alle 8
750 07 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 369 881,25
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 340 081,25
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
ROYAL HOLLOWAY AND BEDFORD NEW COLLEGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 175 755
Address
Egham Hill University Of London
TW20 0EX Egham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PENSOFT PUBLISHERS
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 175 000
Address
Ul. Geo Milev 13A
1111 Sofia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 290 377,50
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 342 593,75
Address
Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig
Activity type
Other
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 250 800
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 197 388,75
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 347 933,75
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DE MONS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 254 923,75
Address
Place Du Parc 20
7000 Mons
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTE FOR EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 170 625
Address
Rue Joseph Ii 36 - 38
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
EIDGENOESSISCHES DEPARTEMENT FUER WIRTSCHAFT, BILDUNG UND FORSCHUNG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 352 495
Address
Bundeshaus Ost
3003 Bern
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
University of Novi Sad Faculty of Sciences
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 82 812,50
Address
Trg Dositeja Obradovica 3
21000 Novi Sad
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITATEA BABES BOLYAI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 171 187,50
Address
Mihail Kogalniceanu 1
400084 Cluj Napoca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
OKOLOGIAI KUTATOKOZPONT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 120 937,50
Address
Karolina Ut 29
1113 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
EESTI MAAULIKOOL
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 110 000
Address
Kreutzwaldi 1
51014 Tartu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EUROPEAN LANDOWNERS ORGANIZATION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 142 812,50
Address
Rue De Treves 67
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
UICN, BUREAU DE REPRESENTATION AUPRES DE L'UNION EUROPEENNE AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 225 312,50
Address
Boulevard Louis Schmidt 64
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
REGIONALIS INFORMACIOS ES FEJLESZTO TUDASKOZPONT KORLATOLT FELELOSSEGU TARSASAG
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 69 312,50
Address
Huvosvolgyi Utca 54 V Ep 1 Em
1021 Budapest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CHINA WEST NORMAL UNIVERSITY
China
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
No 1 Shida Road Shunqing District
637002 Nanchong
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NANKAI UNIVERSITY
China
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Weijin Road 94
300071 Tianjin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NORTHWEST A&F UNIVERSITY
China
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Taicheng Road 3
712100 Yangling
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments