Pre-announcement of the Belmont Forum - BiodivERsA Call on biodiversity scenarios
The Belmont Forum and BiodivERsA will launch a joint call on 'Scenarios of biodiversity and ecosystem services'. The call is planned to be launched in October 2017, with a closing date in March 2018. Following the indicative schedule, the submission for pre-registration will close in December 2017.
The research proposals will be evaluated across criteria of scientific excellence and policy /societal relevance / stakeholder engagement. It is also expected that the international added value of the projects will be clearly demonstrated.
The following countries have expressed interest to participate in the call: Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Ivory Coast, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United States. Austria, Belgium and Portugal are also likely to participate in the call (their participation needs to be confirmed). The updated list of participating countries will be published on the Belmont Forum and BiodivERsA websites.
The indicative global budget for this call is more than 25 million euro.