The National Science Centre, Poland and the Polish Science Contact Agency of the PAS (PolSCA) in Brussels are pleased to invite you to an information session on the first international call for proposals of the European co-funded Partnership on Biodiversity under Horizon Europe. The event is scheduled for 5 October at 10.00 a.m.
The Partnership will officially start operating in the beginning of October 2021 as the successor to the BiodivERsA network. It is established under the 2nd pillar of the Horizon Europe framework program and is co-financed by the European Commission. It acts as an European platform connecting national and regional research & innovation programmes supporting rescue and protection of biodiversity on Earth. Poland will be among over 30 member states of this network. It will be represented by the National Science Center (NCN), which in the first call serves an important role of the Call Secretariat.
The upcoming call for research proposals, entitled Supporting the protection of biodiversity and ecosystems across land and sea, will be announced in early October 2021 and will cover the following non-exclusive themes:
- Knowledge for identifying priority conservation areas, establishing effective and resilient ecological networks, enhancing species-based protection, and preserving genetic diversity,
- Multiple benefits and costs of biodiversity and ecosystem protection: synergies and trade-offs,
- Effective management and equitable governance to deliver bold conservation outcome.
Proposals may concern terrestrial, freshwater or marine ecosystems.
Meeting participants will have a chance to meet representatives of the Partnership and the National Science Center who will present the Partnership mission and activities, as well as provide all necessary information on the first joint call: thematic areas, requirements and procedures on the international and national levels. Moreover, the general overview on the partnerships landscape within cluster 6 of the Horizon Europe will be presented by a representative of the National Centre for Research and Development – National Contact Point.
The event is opened to everyone interested in securing funds for research and innovation actions in the field of the biodiversity. The webinar will take place on October 5, 2021 at 10.00, i.e. few days after the launch of the expected first call for proposals under the new partnership.