Announcement of the ForestValue2 Joint Call 2023

ForestValue2 transnational call for proposals for research, development and innovation in the forest-based sector is launched on 02 May 2023, with an indicative public funding of up to 7 million €.

This Joint Call is self-sustained, meaning the participating funders will provide the funding without any co-funding from the European Commission.

The ForestValue2 Joint Call 2023 aims to support a transnational collaborative systems approach to produce knowledge that supports the best use of forests and forest resources, while balancing the multiple benefits for society, climate, environment and the economy.

The Call has two themes:

Theme 1 – Resilient sustainable forest systems and management
Theme 2 – Sustainable timber building systems

For full details, please check the Call Text below under the section ‘Links and downloads’.

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 the Environment (MoE 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 1.2 as of 31 May 2023: National Annex of MASAF, IT)
  • ForestValue JC2023 Pre-announcement (PDF; version as of 2 Feb 2023)
Proposal submission platform

The proposal has to be submitted via the proposal submission platform, available at

  • Manual for Proposal Submission (PDF; version 1.1 as of 5 June 2023)

Find partners

ForestValue2 supports transnational networking between stakeholders (academia, industry, NGOs etc.) and building of consortia with the below measures.

  1. Networking survey
    If you are interested in connecting with other stakeholders and/or enlarge your consortium, you are welcome to complete the ForestValue2 Networking Survey. The Survey information will be published below in PDF format. The file will be updated once per week until end of August 2023 (deadline for submission of proposals: 01.09.2023). Information can be removed upon request by emailing .

    ForestValue2 Networking Survey information (PDF), update as of 02 June 2023
  2. Networking webinar
    On 23.05.2023 ForestValue2 will organise a networking webinar providing stakeholders a chance to connect and network with each other enabling consortia growth. Sign up via this link [link removed] until 17.05.2023. The webinar link and further instructions will be sent to the registered participants on 22.05.2023.
  3. Other sources to find partners
    FTP database of the European Forest-based Sector Technology Platform. The database includes data on forest-based sector related research and innovation projects and research consortia, and is embodied with a powerful search engine and multiple filters

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 .