Biodiversa+ is the European Biodiversity Partnership supporting excellent research on biodiversity with impact on society and policy, and promoting the harmonisation of biodiversity monitoring schemes across Europe.

Biodiversa+ is co-funded by the European Commission (DG Research & Innovation and DG Environment) and was officially launched on 1 October 2021, building on over 15 years of legacy from BiodivERsA.


It is part of the European Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 that aims to put Europe’s biodiversity on a path to recovery by 2030. Promoting transformative change, Biodiversa+ seeks to link science, policy, and practice. It currently gathers over 80 research programmers, funders and environmental policy actors from more than 40 European and associated countries to work on 5 main objectives:

1.     Support and promote biodiversity research and innovation through our annual call for transnational research projects and capacity building activities;

2.     Set up a network of harmonised schemes to improve monitoring of biodiversity and ecosystem services across Europe;

3.     Contribute to Nature-based Solutions deployment and make the business case for biodiversity ;

4.     Ensure efficient science-based support for policymaking and implementation in Europe;

5.     Strengthen the relevance and impact of pan-European research on biodiversity in a global context.

Belgian partners of Biodiversa+ include the Belgian Science Policy Office (BELSPO), the Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO) and the Fonds de la recherche scientifique (FRS-FNRS). 


The Belgian Biodiversity Platform is implementing tasks for Biodiversa+ on behalf of BELSPO. We are particularly active in:


We are also linking Belgian researchers with the European Biodiversity Partnership by communicating on research funding, events and useful tools.


Get funding for your research! See Biodiversa+ annual calls

Consult the Biodiversa+ databases to retrieve information on biodiversity research: past and current funding programmes on biodiversity in Europe (including thematic and blue sky programmes, grants, fellowships and studentships), research organisations, and project-leading researchers.

As a policy maker, read policy briefs produced by Biodiversa+.

As a researcher, make use of the useful guides and tools developed by Biodiversa+