Open Call in ERA-Net BiodivERsA (FACCE-JPI) - Deadline 16 December 2013 (for pre-registration)

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”

Deadline: 16 December 2013, 17:00 – Deadline for pre-registration (Submission deadline for proposals: 14 February 2014,17:00)

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Short Call Abstract: 

The call will address 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?

SSH aspects:

Research under this call can e.g. be targeted on the follwing topics (T2):

  • What are the relevant scales for management of agricultural systems and their biodiversity and for identifying potential trade-offs and promoting possible synergies among them?
  • What are the trade-offs/conflicts & possible synergies associated with different governance systems and actors at play, including competition for land use?
  • What is the institutional feasibility of agricultural landscape planning to promote biodiversity and reach multi-functionality? For instance, how to address the possible mismatch between the governance systems/policies at different spatial scales, i.e. farm, landscape, river basin, subregion scale in EU and the time scales associated with the delivery of ES?
  • Which multi-scale (local actors and national/regional/global institutions) and links to European sectorial policies, and which governance structures can best promote and sustain multi-functional agricultural landscapes better relying on biodiversity?

Specific participation requirements:


Pre-registration is mandatory;
The work involves research groups from at least three countries participating in the BiodivERsA/FACCE-JPI call.
The project duration is 3-4 years. Partners with a 3-year limit (e.g. FWF, FCT or SNSF) have indicated so in the national rules advertised on the BiodivERsA and FACCE-JPI websites.
The scope or scale of the proposed research should exceed a single country.


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