Joint Call 2021 (JC 2021)

The ForestValue Research Programme announces the upcoming call for joint European research projects with an indicative total public funding budget of over 11 million €. Projects are supposed to start late 2021/early 2022. The call for proposals is expected to open on 19 January 2021.

The overarching aim of this joint transnational call is to support projects that will produce knowledge to promote the best possible use of forests and forest resources for the benefit of society on its way to a climate-neutral circular economy and sustainable society.

The participating funders (15 funders from 10 countries) have decided that the call will address the whole forest-based value chain in the following three areas:

1. Sustainable and multifunctional use and management of forests, to maximize their contribution to all SDGs
2. Building with wood from various perspectives
3. Analysis of benefits, synergies and trade-offs in the use of forest biomass

Applicants are expected to use interdisciplinary research approaches and holistic perspectives encompassing all aspects of a subject.

This Joint Call is a self-sustained call i.e. the funding to the call will come from the participating funders only without a co-funding element from the European Commission.

More information on details will follow after the official call launch.

For further details, please see the updated call pre-announcement (version of 17 Dec 2020), link available below.

Please note that the information given in the pre-announcement is still provisional and subject to change in the official call announcement being published with the call opening.

Links and downloads

ForestValue Joint Call 2021 Pre-Announcement 2 (PDF; version of 17 Dec 2020)

ForestValue Call Office

The administration of the call is led by the ForestValue Call Office on behalf of all the funding partners. General enquiries about the call should be addressed to the call office by the email address .

The email address will reach the following persons:

  • Carina Lemke, Agency for Renewable Resources (FNR)
  • Mika Kallio, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MMM)