2018-2019 Joint Call

Basic Information

This call aims at supporting transnational research projects jointly addressing issues at the nexus of biodiversity and animal, human and/ or plant health (see figure below) across the different relevant spatial, and temporal scales in an effort to support evidence-based decision-making. Projects addressing only biodiversity issues or only health issues will not be considered within the scope of the call.

Network BiodivERsA3
Website https://www.biodiversa.org/1481
Aim of the joint call BiodivERsA is pleased to announce the launch of its 2018-2019 Call on the theme “BIODIVERSITY AND ITS INFLUENCE ON ANIMAL, HUMAN AND PLANT HEALTH”. This call aims to quantify/qualify the range of benefits and risks that biodiversity generates for the health of animals, humans and plants … accounting for different configurations of nature, socio-economic, and cultural contexts and engaging stakeholders … to provide relevant information for managers and inform policies in Europe –mainland and in ORs & OCTs– on the potential for adequate management of biodiversity to provide co-benefits for animal, human and plant health, as on risks associated to inadequate biodiversity status.
Type of joint call Two Stages - Call with pre-proposals and full proposals submissions
Launch date 01/10/2018
Deadline Pre-Proposal 16/11/2018 Submitted proposal: 0
Deadline Full-Proposal 08/02/2019 Submitted proposal: 49
Evaluation End Date 30/06/2019 Successful proposal: 10 Proposals funded: 10
Is call co-funded? No
Call follow up funding n/a
Call reasons n/a
Research fields
  • Environment
  • Food, agriculture and fisheries
  • Government and social relations
  • Health
  • Materials
  • Services
  • Socio-economics sciences and humanities
Type of research
  • Basic research
  • Applied Research
Target groups
  • Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)
  • Public Research Organisations (PROs)
  • Private and Semi-private Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs)
  • SME (Small and Medium Enterprises)
  • Large Corporations
  • Other: All partners are potentially eligible depending on national funding rules
Participating networks n/a

Organisations Participating

Country Organisation
Austria Austrian Science Fund (FWF)
Belgium Belgian Federal Science Policy Office (BELSPO)
Belgium National Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS)
Belgium Research Foundation Flanders (FWO)
Bulgaria National Science Fund of Bulgaria (BNSF)
France National Research Agency (ANR)
France Regional Council of Guadeloupe (GUA-REG)
Germany German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Germany German Research Foundation (DFG)
Ireland Environmental Protection Agency Ireland (EPA)
Lithuania Research Council of Lithuania (LSC/LMT/RCL)
Poland National Science Centre (NCN)
Romania Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI)
Slovakia Slovak Academy of Science (SAS/SAV)
Switzerland Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF/SNF)

Funded Projects

Acronym Title Start End No. partners
ANTIVERSA Biodiversity as an ecological barrier for the spread of clin... 01/02/2020 31/01/2023 8
BIODV-AFREID Biodiversity changes in African forests and Emerging Infecti... 01/10/2019 30/09/2022 6
BioRodDis Managing biodiversity in forests and urban green spaces : Di... 01/10/2019 30/09/2022 7
DiMoC Diversity Components in Mosquito-borne Diseases in Face of C... 01/01/2020 31/12/2023 5
Dr. FOREST Diversity of FORESTs affecting human health and well-being 01/02/2020 31/01/2023 12
FunProd Relationships between functional diversity and food producti... 01/01/2020 31/12/2022 11
METRODIVER From the Microbiome to the Ecosystem: Unraveling the Effects... 01/03/2020 28/02/2023 3
NutriB2 Nutrition as critical link between Biodiversity and Bee health 01/01/2020 31/12/2022 11
SuppressSOIL Soil biodiversity and suppressiveness of soil against plant ... 01/03/2020 28/02/2023 6
VOODOO Viral ecO-evOlutionary Dynamics of wild and domestic pOllina... 01/04/2020 31/03/2023 7