Call opens: 02 May 2023
Call closes: 01 September 2023 (13:00 CEST)


The ForestValue2 transnational call for proposals, dedicated to advancing the sustainable utilisation of forests and their resources while promoting societal, environmental, and economic benefits, successfully concluded on September 1st.

A total of 25 innovative proposals were enthusiastically submitted, reflecting the strong commitment of experts and organisations to fostering positive change within forest ecosystems. Finally, 21 proposals were deemed as eligible and they have now undergone a scientific evaluation by an independent international expert panel.

The diverse spectrum of topics in this self-sustained Joint Call, without EU co-funding, demonstrates the multifaceted approach taken by these proposals:

  • 10 proposals are dedicated to “Resilient sustainable forest systems and management.”
  • Another 11 proposals focus on “Sustainable timber building systems.”

All 21 proposals have undergone a rigorous scientific evaluation by an independent international expert panel. Each proposal was assessed by three experts, with the final ranking decided collectively by the expert panel.

Finally, in their meeting on 12 December 2023, the participating funding agencies subsequently matched the ranked proposals to the available public funding and came up with a list of proposals to be recommended for funding. The results have been communicated to the applicants.

For more details, please check the latest news item ‘Selection results of ForestValue2 Joint Call 2023 projects recommended for funding now available‘ published on 2024-01-09.

The funded initiatives are poised to make significant contributions to the field and they are expected to commence in the early summer of 2024 at latest, marking the beginning of an exciting journey toward sustainable forest management and timber building systems.

Call schedule

Tue, 02.05.2023Call launch
Tue, 23.05.2023Online networking webinar
Fri, 01.09.2023 (13:00 CEST)Deadline for submission of proposals
September – December 2023Proposal assessment in 3 steps
(1. Formal check by Call Office; 2. National eligibility check by funding organisations; 3. Evaluation by International Expert Panel)
End of December 2023Assessment results to applicants (incl. evaluation summary report)
First half of 2024National contract negotiations; research grants awarded, projects start

List of participating countries

The following funding organisations and programme owners are participating in the Joint Call:

  • Finland: Ministry of Agriculture & Forestry (MMM)
  • Estonia: Ministry of Climate (MoC_EE)
  • Germany: Agency for Renewable Resources (FNR)
  • Ireland: Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM)
  • Italy: Ministry of agriculture, food sovereignty and forestry (MASAF)
  • Latvia: Latvian Academy of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences (LAAFS)
  • Norway: The Research Council of Norway (RCN)
  • Poland: National Science Centre (NCN)
  • Romania: National Institute for Research and Development in Forestry (INCDS)
  • Slovenia: Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Innovation (MVZI)
  • Spain: Agencia Estatal de Investigación (AEI)

Please note that individual national funding organisations may be limited in the kind of project and the kind of organisation they could support. These restrictions, as well as other important national regulations, can be found in Annex IV “Specific National Rules” to the Call Text (see belowLinks and downloads’.

Additional funding partners to the call

Links and downloads

  • ForestValue JC2023 Call Text (PDF; updated version 1.4 as of 18 July 2023: National Annex of MASAF, IT)
  • ForestValue JC2023 Pre-announcement (PDF; version as of 2 Feb 2023)

ForestValue JC2023 Call Office

The administration of the call is being led by the ForestValue Joint Call 2023 Call Office (MMM/FI; DAFM/IE; FNR/DE) on behalf of all the funding partners. General enquiries about this call should be addressed to .