Type of Structure: organisation / agency
Regional Scope: continental in the area: Europe
Parent Organisations: ERAnet
Child Organisations:
Duration : 2007 to present
Contact Address: Mr. Xavier Le Roux
Project Coordinator
Fondation pour la Recherche
195 rue Saint Jacques
FR-75005 Paris
Phone: +33 (0) 1 80 05 89 36
e-Mail: xavier.leroux(at)

holding an official function in BiodivERsA

General information and objectives

BiodivERsA is a network of national funding organisations promoting pan-European research that offers innovative opportunities for the conservation and sustainable management of biodiversity.

Biodiversity scientific research has demonstrated that the loss and degradation of ecosystem services are accelerating at an unprecedented rate and at a global scale. These damages impact not only the natural world but also human society. It is therefore imperative that biodiversity science receives the support it needs to offer practical solutions to these major problems. BiodivERsA comes in response to this need in building a dynamic, sustainable platform to identify the most pressing strategic issues for biodiversity. It supports and promotes excellence in biodiversity research that is relevant to biodiversity policy and management, at a European transnational scale. BiodivERsA is funded until 2014 by the FP7 European Research Area programme (ERA-NET) which supports collaborative research projects across Europe.

The Network
Since Biodiversity does not know national borders, BiodivERsA focuses on cross-borders scientific collaboration. It supports scientists working collaboratively from different countries on topics that require to be studied at an international scale. This principle was at the core of BiodivERsA's mission and activity at its initial launch in 2005. 20 partners from 13 European countries lead the initiative. In November 2010, at the start of its second phase, BiodivERsA welcomed new partners, and currently works with a network of 21 of the most significant national funding agencies in 15 European countries. The Network provides the funding, focus and networking opportunities for biodiversity researchers to work efficiently on a variety of projects that contribute to the understanding of biodiversity dynamics. It also explores innovative solutions for the use, conservation and sustainable management of biological resources. The driving objective of BiodivERsA is to develop a sustainable mechanism to promote strategic cooperation among those working in biodiversity research and related disciplines, at a European scale.

For further details, link to the BiodivERsA Home Page

Last update: 3/19/15
Source of data: ProClim- Research InfoSystem (1993-2020)

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