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Join the BiodivRestore Knowledge Hub and shape the future of restoration!

In 2020, BiodivERsA (the precursor of Biodiversa+) and Water JPI (the precursor of the Water4All Partnership) jointly launched the “BiodivRestore” ERANET COFUND to support research on ecosystem restoration. A joint research call, co-funded by the European Commission, was launched, resulting in the funding of 22 research projects on the conservation and restoration of degraded ecosystems, including a focus on aquatic systems.

Building on the success of these funded projects, BiodivRestore partners are now establishing a pan-European Knowledge Hub on Nature Restoration. It will serve as a dynamic community of practice, adapting its structure and objectives over time to meet emerging needs.

About the Knowledge Hub

Its primary objective is to promote the integration and sharing of knowledge, research and technological excellence. In doing so, it will support countries in developing and implementing their National Restoration Plans, ensuring that they can meet the targets set out in the EU Biodiversity Strategy 2030 and the Global Biodiversity Framework.

The Knowledge Hub will rely on the expertise of two task forces:

  • Task Force 1: Strengthening the implementation of the Nature Restoration Law.
  • Task Force 2: Advancing the Research and Innovation (R&I) Agenda.

Interested?

To apply, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Demonstrated scientific expertise in the field of restoration
  • Ability to work effectively in English
  • Good networking skills, and ability to work across cultures and disciplines
  • Availability to commit to the Knowledge Hub for a minimum of 1.5 days per month
  • Recent or active participation in Biodiversa funded projects or projects linked to ecosystem restoration
  • Experience or interest in science policy and/ or science-society interface

The selection of experts will be completed by the end of March. The official launch of the Knowledge Hub will take place in Paris on 30 and 31 May, following the Biodiversa+ dialogue events on restoration law (28-29 May).

For more information about the Knowledge Hub, you can read the Concept Note and FAQ.

Deadline: 7 March 2024.

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The Water4All Partnership - Water Security for the Planet - is a funding programme for scientific research in freshwater. It aims to tackle water challenges to face climate change, help to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and boost the EU’s competitiveness and growth.

It is co-funded by the European Union within the frame of the Horizon Europe programme (a key funding programme for research and innovation). The Partnership duration is for seven years from 2022.

The Water4All objective is to enable water security at a large scale and in the long term. Its goal is also to tackle water issues in a holistic frame. 

All forms of life on earth need water. All human activities operate with this resource. Water is part of our everyday life. It is also integrated within urban and countryside landscapes. It is one of the most valuable elements we share with plants and animals.

These simple facts must be kept in mind to understand the Water4All ambition.

This resource is weakened in many places due to climate changes, and human habits. We know that we can improve the way we use water. Everyone has a role to play and especially the scientific research community.

Scientific research is the heart of the Partnership as It is a powerful tool to improve knowledge on preserving, restoring, and managing this essential resource. 

International cooperation is also needed as water has no borders on Earth and runs from one country to another.

Water4All brings together a broad and cohesive group of 90 partners from 33 countries in the European Union and beyond. This consortium gathers partners from the whole water Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) chain.