Results of the joint BiodivERsA/FACCE-JPI call 2013-2014 : 8 to 10 pan-European projects proposed for funding

The European partners in the BiodivERsA/FACCE-JPI network have joined efforts to organize and fund a pan-European call for research projects on ”promoting synergies and reducing trade-offs between food supply, biodiversity and ecosystem services”.

The call addressed the following themes:

  • T1: To what extent can biodiversity better support agro-ecosystems / agricultural production systems in terms of multi-functionality and outcomes in a global change context?
  • T2: Which policies and governance systems can promote the emergence and support of agro-ecosystems / agricultural production systems benefiting from and beneficial to biodiversity and ecosystem services?

Results of the call:

Based on the ranking list established by an independent evaluation panel, the Call Steering Committee - composed of BiodivERsA and FACCE partners participating to the call - has shortlisted the top 8 to 10 research projects (as 2 are presently on a waiting list) for a total funding amount of 9.2 to 10.3 Million euro.

The final list of funded projects will be known upon national decisions by BiodivERsA and FACCE partners in October 2014 at the latest.

List of recommended projects:

BASIL: Landscape-scale biodiversity and the balancing of provisioning, regulating and supporting ecosystem services

Eco-serve: Sustainable provisioning of multiple ecosystem services in agricultural landscapes

ECODEAL: Enhancing biodiversity-based ecosystem services to crops through optimized densities of green infrastructure in agricultural landscapes

Ecofruit: Managing ecosystem services for fruit production in different European climates

PromESSinG: Management concept for Central European vineyard ecosystems: Promoting ecosystem services in grapes

STACCATO: SusTaining AgriCultural ChAnge Through ecological engineering and Optimal use of natural resources

TALE: Towards multifunctional agricultural landscapes in Europe: Assessing and governing synergies between biodiversity and ecosystem services

VineDivers: Biodiversity-based ecosystem services in vineyards: analysing interlinkages between plants, pollinators, soil biota and soil erosion across Europe

Complementary waiting list:

CP³: Civil-Public-Private-Partnerships and collaborative governance approaches for policy innovation to enhance biodiversity and ecosystem services delivery in agricultural landscapes

BEEHOPE: Honeybee Conservation centres in Western Europe: an innovative strategy using sustainable beekeeping to reduce honeybee decline.

 

More information about this joint call can be found on the websites of FACCE-JPI and BIODIVERSA

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