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The FRB in action


BiodivERsA is the European network of agencies and ministries programming and funding research on biodiversity, ecosystem services and Nature-based Solutions. Created in 2005, it gathers 39 Partners from 24 countries.

Over the past years, BiodivERsA has developed a great diversity of activities ranging from research mapping and programming to research funding, stakeholder engagement, dissemination of projects’ outputs and know-ledge brokerage, with the main objectives to:

  • strengthen links between researchers, research programmers and funders and the European Commission; and develop a shared strategy for research on biodiversity, ecosystem services and Nature-based Solutions at the European level,
  • engage stakeholders throughout the whole research process,
  • disseminate knowledge, tools and solutions to better manage, conserve and protect biodiversity.


FRB is coordinating BiodivERsA and hosting its Secretariat. It plays a major role in the implementation of several activities of the network: it is notably in charge of the development and update of the strategic research and innovation agenda.

FRB is also coordinating BiodivScen and hosting its Secretariat. BiodivScen is a joint action between BiodivERsA and the Belmont Forum co-funded by the European Commission aiming at promoting and funding research on scenarios of biodiversity and ecosystem services.

FRB is also involved in other European projects in which BiodivERsA is participating, such as ThinkNature.


Biodiversa - 2008-2018 - Résultats

Financement permis par BiodivERsA entre 2008 et 2018


More information about BiodivERsA

Contacts FRB

Xavier LE ROUX



Claire BLÉRY
Secretariat Executive manager



Officer in charge of science-society / science-policy interface




BiodivScen Secretariat officer


The FRB is involved in European projects and programs through Biodiversa
  • BiodivScen


BiodivScen is a programme jointly launched by BiodivERsA and the Belmont Forum and co-funded by the European Commission. It aims at promoting research on scenarios of biodiversity and ecosystem services.
FRB is in charge of the coordination of the programme and hosts the BiodivScen Secretariat. FRB is thus particularly active in the management of administrative aspects, as well as in science-society / science-policy interfacing activities centred around the international research projects funded through BiodivScen.

For more information on BiodivScen.



  • ThinkNature


ThinkNature is a platform of 17 European partners, including BiodivERsA, aiming at better understanding and promoting Nature-based Solutions.

Through BiodivERsA, FRB is monitoring the outputs of the platform and contribute to feed the platform.

  • 2019-2020 – Join Call co-funded by the European Commission on “biodiversity and climate change”


  • 2018-2019 – Biodiversity and its influence on animal, human and plant health


  • 2017-2018 – Joint call between the Belmont Forum and BiodivERsA, co-funded by the European Commission on “Scenarios of biodiversity and ecosystem services”


  • 2015-2016 – Joint call co-funded by the European Commission on the following themes:
    • Theme 1 – Understanding and managing the biodiversity dynamics of soils and sediments to improve ecosystem functioning and delivery of ecosystem services
    • Theme 2 – Understanding and managing biodiversity dynamics in land-, river- and sea-scapes (habitat connectivity, green and blue infrastructures, and naturing cities) to improve ecosystem functioning and delivery of ecosystem services


  • 2013-2014 – Promoting synergies and reducing trade-offs between food supply, biodiversity and ecosystem services (Joint call between BiodivERsA and FACCE-JPI)


  • 2012-2013 – Invasive species and biological invasions


  • 2011-2012 – Biodiversity scenarios, identifying tipping points and improving resilience


  • 2010-2011 – Biodiversity and ecosystem services and their valuation


  • 2008 – Biodiversity: linking scientific advancement to policy and practice
Policy briefs
  • Green infrastructure within agricultural landscapes strengthens the supply of ecosystem services (ENG) ;
  • Policy tools to manage synergies and trade-offs between ecosystem services (ENG) ;
  • The Common Agricultural Policy can strengthen biodiversity and ecosystem services by diversifying agricultural landscapes (ENG) ;
  • Action on invasive alien species should better anticipate climate change effects on biological invasions in Europe (ENG) ;
  • Measures to increase ecosystem resilience and avoid tipping points (ENG) ;
  • Wildlife diseases on the increase (ENG) ;
  • Conservation of threatened insects in Europe (ENG) ;
  • Natura 2000 and Europe’s forests (ENG) ;
  • Conservation of small mammals and associated ecosystems” (ENG) ;
  • Nitrogen pollution and climate change reduce carbon storage and biodiversity of peatlands (ENG) ;
  • Adaptation of trees and forests to climate change: the importance of genetic variability (ENG).