BiodivERsA is a network of 21 research-funding agencies across 15 European countries. It is a second-generation ERA-Net, funded under the EU’s 7th Framework Programme for Research, and works to coordinate national research programmes on biodiversity across Europe and to organize international funding for research projects in this field, on a competitive basis.
BiodivERsA partner Violeta Milkova (Bulgarian National Science Fund, BNSF) organized the network’s first staff exchange. The goal of these meetings is to better integrate partners to the consortium, to get to know each other individually and as institutions and to exchange ideas and experiences on a specific practice or functioning of the hosting organisation. The present staff exchange, hosted by the Foundation for Research on Biodiversity (FRB), focused on science-society interfaces in biodiversity research.