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BiodivERsA – cooperation and shared strategies for
biodiversity and Nature-based Solutions in Europe
www.biodiversa.org
@B...
BiodivERsA is a network of organisations programming and funding research on biodiversity and
ecosystem services across Eu...
BiodivERsA3 gathers 31 partners in 21 countries (mainland and overseas) and 1 associate member
- Austria (FWF)
- Belgium (BelSPO and FWO)
- Bulgaria (NSFB)
- Estonia (ETAG)
- France and French Overseas (FRB, ANR,
MEDD...
Overview of BiodivERsA approach & activities :
Detailed
mapping of the
European
research
landscape (>12k
projects in the
B...
Mapping activities to prepare a coordinated strategy – e.g.:
•Analysis of national and international research strategies o...
Overview of BiodivERsA approach & activities :
Detailed
mapping of the
European
research
landscape (>12k
projects in the
B...
Establishment of a Common Strategic R&I Agenda
•Involvement of funding agencies and ministries, and Advisory Board –
consi...
Overview of BiodivERsA approach & activities :
Detailed
mapping of the
European
research
landscape (>12k
projects in the
B...
6 calls already launched since 2008 for a total amount of 135 M€ …
 Biodiversity: linking scientific advancements to poli...
Funding amounts of
BiodivERsA calls
0
5
10
15
20
25
30
35
2008 2010 2011 2012 2013 2015
Fundingamount(M€)
20 73
18.8
%
457...
Overview of BiodivERsA approach & activities :
Detailed
mapping of the
European
research
landscape (>12k
projects in the
B...
Knowledge brokerage & dissemination
• >300 scientific papers
• 2/3 of projects published in
Nature, Science or PNAS
• Poli...
Overview of BiodivERsA approach & activities :
Detailed
mapping of the
European
research
landscape (>12k
projects in the
B...
Stakeholder engagement throughout the research development process
Tools (Handbook,
Workshops …)
After Mauser et al. 2013
‘Best practices’ Handbook to assist those planning and carrying out (biodiversity) research in identifying
which stakehold...
Evaluation of funded project outcomes and outcomes
• Academic productions
• International collaborations
• Stakeholder eng...
Engagement of stakeholders in research projects
Total number of stakeholders engaged in the 12 research projects of 2008 (...
Stage & Level of engagement of stakeholders
(2008 projects)
Mean percentage of stakeholders engaged by
individual projects...
Overview of BiodivERsA approach & activities :
Detailed
mapping of the
European
research
landscape (>12k
projects in the
B...
Other joint activities
• Alignment of national/local research programmes
• Young scientist scheme
• Mobility schemes (incl...
Participatio
n in all day-
to-day
consortium
activities
Participatio
n in joint
calls
Access to
EC money
(top-up
funding
c...
The procedure to join the network as associate
member
1. Be a funder/programmer of research in the
domain, owning programm...
www.biodiversa.org
@BiodivERsA3
Contacts
Xavier Le Roux (coordinator and CEO)
xavierleroux@hotmail.fr
Claire Bléry (secret...
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EPA H2020 SC5 Info Day: BiodivERsA – cooperation and shared strategies for biodiversity and Nature-based Solutions in Europe - Frédéric Lemaître, French Foundation for Research on Biodiversity, FR

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Presentation on BiodivERsA – cooperation and shared strategies for biodiversity and Nature-based Solutions in Europe - Frédéric Lemaître, French Foundation for Research on Biodiversity, FR, given at Session 3d at EPA H2020 SC5 Info Day 7.10.16

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EPA H2020 SC5 Info Day: BiodivERsA – cooperation and shared strategies for biodiversity and Nature-based Solutions in Europe - Frédéric Lemaître, French Foundation for Research on Biodiversity, FR

  1. 1. BiodivERsA – cooperation and shared strategies for biodiversity and Nature-based Solutions in Europe www.biodiversa.org @BiodivERsA3 Coordinator: Xavier Le Roux SSI/SPI Officer: Frédéric Lemaître
  2. 2. BiodivERsA is a network of organisations programming and funding research on biodiversity and ecosystem services across European countries and territories BiodivERsA1: FP6 ERAnet 2005-2010 (13 countries) BiodivERsA2: FP7 ERAnet 2010-2014 (15 countries) BiodivERsA3: H2020 ERAnet 2015-2019 (21 countries) Biodiversity questions cross borders & disciplines >> collaboration between multi-national teams BiodivERsA integrates national programmes & funds to achieve resource efficiency and synergy, and build up the European Research Area for biodiversity and ES
  3. 3. BiodivERsA3 gathers 31 partners in 21 countries (mainland and overseas) and 1 associate member
  4. 4. - Austria (FWF) - Belgium (BelSPO and FWO) - Bulgaria (NSFB) - Estonia (ETAG) - France and French Overseas (FRB, ANR, MEDDE, ADECAL, GUA-REG, GUY-REG, RR) - Finland (AKA) - Germany (DFG and DLR) - Hungary (VM) - Lithuania (RCL) - The Netherlands (NWO) - Norway (RCN) - Poland (NCN) - Portugal and Azores (FCT and FRC) - Romania (UEFISCDI) - Slovakia (SAS) - Spain and Canary islands (MINECO and GOBCAN) - Sweden (FORMAS and SEPA) - Switzerland (SNSF) - Turkey (MFAL) - United Kingdom (JNCC) + Latvia (MoEPRD – associate) BiodivERsA3: 31 partners in 21 countries National and regional partners funding research on biodiversity, ecosystem services and Nature-based solutions
  5. 5. Overview of BiodivERsA approach & activities : Detailed mapping of the European research landscape (>12k projects in the BiodivERsA database) Calls for 160M€ (80M€ in cash) since 2008 Funded research is outstanding, multidisciplinary, policy relevant and engages with stakeholders A shared Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda, (7 pressing issues already addressed) Professional knowledge brokerage to disseminate projects’ outputs Research mapping & co-design Research funding & knowledge brokerage
  6. 6. Mapping activities to prepare a coordinated strategy – e.g.: •Analysis of national and international research strategies on biodiversity & ES •Mapping of biodiversity research infrastructures in Europe •Mapping of the European research landscape (funding level, and themes) www.biodiversa.org/database •Liaison with main European and international initiatives
  7. 7. Overview of BiodivERsA approach & activities : Detailed mapping of the European research landscape (>12k projects in the BiodivERsA database) Calls for 160M€ (80M€ in cash) since 2008 Funded research is outstanding, multidisciplinary, policy relevant and engages with stakeholders A shared Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda, (7 pressing issues already addressed) Professional knowledge brokerage to disseminate projects’ outputs Research mapping & co-design Research funding & knowledge brokerage
  8. 8. Establishment of a Common Strategic R&I Agenda •Involvement of funding agencies and ministries, and Advisory Board – consisting of both “scientists” and “stakeholders” related to various fields: • European or international policy-making (e.g. EU policy representatives/advisors) • Socio-political activities and relations with the public (incl. knowledge transfer organisations) • Nature conservation (e.g. NGOs for nature protection) • Habitats, species and landscape management (e.g. Natural resource and wildlife managers, hunters and fishing associations • Domestic and wild genetic resources (e.g. Animal and plant breeders’ federations, farming organisations) • Economic and industrial activities (e.g. large private companies, industry networks and representatives) •Cooperation with key Joint Programming Initiatives and EU/international initiatives to identify shared priorities
  9. 9. Overview of BiodivERsA approach & activities : Detailed mapping of the European research landscape (>12k projects in the BiodivERsA database) Calls for 160M€ (80M€ in cash) since 2008 Funded research is outstanding, multidisciplinary, policy relevant and engages with stakeholders A shared Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda, (7 pressing issues already addressed) Professional knowledge brokerage to disseminate projects’ outputs Research mapping & co-design Research funding & knowledge brokerage
  10. 10. 6 calls already launched since 2008 for a total amount of 135 M€ …  Biodiversity: linking scientific advancements to policy and practice  Biodiversity and ecosystem services, and their valuation  Biodiversity dynamics: developing scenarios, identifying tipping points,and improving resilience  Invasive species and biological invasions  Promoting synergies and reducing trade-offs between food supply,biodiversity and ecosystem services … including one jointly launched with the EC  Understanding and managing soil and sediments biodiversity dynamics to improve ecosystem functioning and delivery of services  Understanding and managing biodiversity dynamics in land-, river- and sea-scape (habitats connectivity, green and blue infrastructure, naturing cities) BiodivERsA will continue to launch annual joint calls • Next one in 2017 • Possible additional CO-FUND calls, co-financed by the European Commission • Selection criteria: scientific excellence; societal/policy relevance Research funding
  11. 11. Funding amounts of BiodivERsA calls 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 2008 2010 2011 2012 2013 2015 Fundingamount(M€) 20 73 18.8 % 457 European countries involved in BiodivERsA calls projects funded of applicants were successful teams funded COFUNDCALL Research funding 26 projects funded for a total amount of 34M€ - 10,5M€ from EC 134 Million € in total 80 Million € in cash Ca. 1,4M€ from EC for call implementation
  12. 12. Overview of BiodivERsA approach & activities : Detailed mapping of the European research landscape (>12k projects in the BiodivERsA database) Calls for 160M€ (80M€ in cash) since 2008 Funded research is outstanding, multidisciplinary, policy relevant and engages with stakeholders A shared Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda, (7 pressing issues already addressed) Professional knowledge brokerage to disseminate projects’ outputs Research mapping & co-design Research funding & knowledge brokerage
  13. 13. Knowledge brokerage & dissemination • >300 scientific papers • 2/3 of projects published in Nature, Science or PNAS • Policy briefs targeting policy makers in Europe & European regions • Maps of emerging pathogens in EU; atlas of butterflies… • Update of indicators used • European abatement plan, Do’s and don’ts for habitat directive, guidelines for businesss… Example for 2008 Call projects
  14. 14. Overview of BiodivERsA approach & activities : Detailed mapping of the European research landscape (>12k projects in the BiodivERsA database) Calls for 160M€ (80M€ in cash) since 2008 Funded research is outstanding, multidisciplinary, policy relevant and engages with stakeholders A shared Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda, (7 pressing issues already addressed) Professional knowledge brokerage to disseminate projects’ outputs Research mapping & co-design Research funding & knowledge brokerage
  15. 15. Stakeholder engagement throughout the research development process Tools (Handbook, Workshops …) After Mauser et al. 2013
  16. 16. ‘Best practices’ Handbook to assist those planning and carrying out (biodiversity) research in identifying which stakeholders to involve, why to involve them, and how and when to engage with them www.biodiversa.org/stakeholderengagement Additional Tools & Practical Methods: Interviewing SH; Organising SH workshops; Participatory Mapping; How to write a policy brief; Scenario Analysis; Co-development of research outputs with SH, Delphi method; Social Media; Facilitating SH workshops etc.
  17. 17. Evaluation of funded project outcomes and outcomes • Academic productions • International collaborations • Stakeholder engagement • Research products relevant to society • Highlights from each project http://www.biodiversa.org/893
  18. 18. Engagement of stakeholders in research projects Total number of stakeholders engaged in the 12 research projects of 2008 (colours refer to SH types)
  19. 19. Stage & Level of engagement of stakeholders (2008 projects) Mean percentage of stakeholders engaged by individual projects, per level of engagement. Mean percentage of stakeholders engaged per project, per stage of engagement. For more, go to http://www.biodiversa.org/893
  20. 20. Overview of BiodivERsA approach & activities : Detailed mapping of the European research landscape (>12k projects in the BiodivERsA database) Calls for 160M€ (80M€ in cash) since 2008 Funded research is outstanding, multidisciplinary, policy relevant and engages with stakeholders A shared Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda, (7 pressing issues already addressed) Professional knowledge brokerage to disseminate projects’ outputs Research mapping & co-design Research funding & knowledge brokerage
  21. 21. Other joint activities • Alignment of national/local research programmes • Young scientist scheme • Mobility schemes (incl. science-business) • Engaging with citizens/businesses/… • Promotion of research at the crossroad between ‘biodiversity & ecosystems’ issues and other grand challenges / JPI objectives • ….
  22. 22. Participatio n in all day- to-day consortium activities Participatio n in joint calls Access to EC money (top-up funding call) Right to vote in the General Assembly Status granted for… Full members ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Indefinite Associate members ✓ ✓ ✗ ✗ 2 ½ years Becoming a BiodivERsA partner, two statuses:  Full member  Associate member  Travel & accommodation costs to participate to BiodivERsA meetings covered
  23. 23. The procedure to join the network as associate member 1. Be a funder/programmer of research in the domain, owning programmes 2. Address a formal letter to the BiodivERsA Coordinator (letter format available) 3. Decision to be taken at the General Assembly level The procedure to join the network as full member 1. 2. & 3. Id. 4. Amendment request to the BiodivERsA3 Grant Agreement, to be addressed to the European Commission  New partners officially added in the Grant agreement  New partners have to sign the Grant Agreement on the participant portal & the Consortium Agreement (internal document)  All rights of full members then (incl. Top up when relevant) ; à-la-carte approach
  24. 24. www.biodiversa.org @BiodivERsA3 Contacts Xavier Le Roux (coordinator and CEO) xavierleroux@hotmail.fr Claire Bléry (secretariat manager) claire.blery@fondationbiodiversite.fr Frédéric Lemaître (SSI/SPI officer) frederic.lemaitre@fondationbiodiversite.fr

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