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BiodivERsA initiative is a part of the FP7 ERA-NET scheme, which aims to make a reality of the European Research Area by encouraging collaborative research projects across Europe, aiming to build a sustainable platform to support high-level biodiversity research on a transnational scale. Now a year into its second four-year phase, BiodivERsA works with a network of 21 national funding agencies in 15 countries. It provides the money, focus and networking opportunities for biodiversity researchers to work efficiently on projects that help understand biodiversity dynamics, and to explore innovative solutions for the conservation, use and sustainable management of biological resources. A key objective of BiodivERsA is to foster strategic cooperation among those working in biodiversity research and related disciplines, an ambition being supported by the organisation's own funding of pan-European research projects. BiodivERsA provides funding for international consortiums consisting of at least 3 different participants who are also members of BiodivERsA network of countries. Third parties are also eligible for participation, but not for funding.

Joint calls launched at November 2010 and November 2011 focused respectively on “biodiversity and ecosystem services and their valuation”, and on “biodiversity scenarios, resilience and tipping points”, each with a total budget of €8 million. 

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For more information please contact senior specialist Viktoras Mongirdas, +370 676 19613, viktoras.mongirdas@lmt.lt.