Funding Organisations from 30 countries all over Europe and beyond are pleased to pre-announce a Joint Transnational Call for research and innovation projects on “Aquatic Ecosystem Services”.
The Joint Transnational Call will be launched in the framework of the European Partnership Water4All and will support research and innovation projects to improve water security in the long term. In line with the strategic objectives of Water4All, the results should contribute to the implementation of evidence-based, global, EU and national water management policies and strategies, including the Green Deal, the Water Framework Directive (WFD), Just Transition and the Water Action Agenda for UN Sustainable Development Goals. Proposals should show cognisance of appropriate legislation and policy frameworks at national and international levels that are meant to alleviate global change impacts on aquatic ecosystem services.
The context for the general call topics are described in Theme II of the Water4All Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA), “Water for ecosystems and biodiversity”. Likewise, Themes VI and VII in the SRIA on “International cooperation” and “Governance”, respectively, must be considered as they are cross-cutting issues to all other themes. Applicants are encouraged to check links in the SRIA between ecosystem services and themes, subthemes, drivers and enablers. This comprehensive approach must be reflected in the proposals.
For more information on call topics, eligibility criteria, timeline and more visit the Call Pre-Announcement webpage.