News & Events

2018-01-29: Horizon 2020 Work Programme for 2018–2020 – Relevant topics for forest-based sector

The European Forest-based Sector Technology Platform (FTP) has identified around 50 Call topics for the forest-based sector, totaling over EUR 1.5 billion. These Call topics have been collected together to produce a manual that will guide FTP stakeholders towards the most relevant funding opportunities in the new work programme. The FTP manual for the Call topics relevant for the forest-based sector is now ready to download at the FTP website. More

2018-01-23: ForestValue Call 2017 – Call closed

The ForestValue Call for Proposals is closed. In total 114 pre-proposals were submitted and the evaluation process has now started. In May 2018 all applicants will be informed about the outcome of the first step evaluation. Deadline for full proposal submission will be August 14th 2018. The 2nd step evaluation process will be finished by the end of October. Projects are expected to start in late 2018 / early 2019.

ForestValue consortium would like to thank the applicants for their pre-proposals.

2018-01-16: ForestValue Call 2017 – NCARE from Jordan withdrawing from the call

The National Center for Agricultural Research and Extension (NCARE) from Jordan has announced that because of internal financial issues they are not able to comply their commitment towards financing the projects submitted through the ForestValue call, and thus they need to withdraw their participation. In this unfortunate case of last-minute change in Jordanian funding the ForestValue Call Office will check the existing pre-proposal registrations and if any registrations with Jordanian partners till today, the respective project coordinator(s) and partner(s) from Jordan will be contacted.

2018-01-15: ForestValue Call 2017 – Funding for Portuguese partners available

ForestValue announces that FCT (the Portuguese national funding agency for science, research and technology) has joined the ForestValue call and is financing Portuguese partners as third country partners in the call with a maximum national commitment of EUR 100,000.00, maximum of EUR 50,000.00 per research/innovation team.

Partners from Portugal, please see an announcement in FCT portal (in Portuguese).

For further information please contact:
Maria Maia
Senior Science Officer, International Relations Department
FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Av. D. Carlos I, 126 – 7º, 1249-074 Lisboa, Portugal
T: [+351] 213911543

2018-01-04: Stakeholder Consultation on the Research and Innovation Roadmap for European Raw Materials 2050

Participate in the open consultation on a Research & Innovation Roadmap 2050 for the European Raw Materials sector, under preparation by the EU funded research project VERAM – Vision and Roadmap for European Raw Materials.

The Roadmap will lay out key activities required to secure a sustainable and competitive supply of raw materials to European industries, boosting jobs and competitiveness, and contribute to addressing global challenges.

The consultation gives your organisation a chance to influence future R&I funding and the evolution of the raw material sectors in the mid- and long-term perspective. The Roadmap will indirectly influence future priorities of the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials (EIP RM) and EU’s framework programmes for research and innovation.

To access the consultation documents and deliver your input, please go to the dedicated VERAM web page and follow the instructions.

Deadline for answers: 15 January 2018.


2017-11-29: ForestValue Call 2017 – Networking Webinar summary  and presentations now available

The ForestValue networking webinar on November 15th 2017 connected over 100 researchers interested in the ForestValue call for proposals 2017 – multifarious project presentations and a summary table including contact details and offers for cooperation are now available online

NB: if you have further project ideas or are looking for partners you are welcome to include your details into the ForestValue partnering survey, please see here. 


2017-11-15: ForestValue Call 2017 – Partnering opportunity – Networking Webinar

The ForestValue network warmly invites you to join an excellent networking opportunity on November 15th at 2 PM CET which will help you interlink with other excellent researchers and build competitive consortia.

The currently open ForestValue transnational call for research, development and innovation proposals has an indicative total available budget of up to 25 million € (national public funding + EU top-up). More

The ForestValue Webinar will start on Wednesday, November 15th at 2 PM CET. In order to sign up for the webinar, applicants need to express their interest by sending three PPT slides including project idea, existing partners/experience and missing profiles by email to Carina Lemke at the Call Office until Friday, 10.11.2017. During the webinar each participant will have ca. 3 minutes to present her/his project idea and existing or needed experience while the PPT slides are shown. The agenda, total length of the webinar and possibility to raise questions will depend on the total number of participants. A link to the webinar and the agenda will be sent to registered participants on 13.11.2017. A table including all information of the webinar will be sent to all webinar participants after the webinar in order to further facilitate the networking.

Don’t miss the opportunity!


2017-10-17: ForestValue Call launch

The ForestValue Research Programme is launching a transnational call for proposals for research, development and innovation in the forest-based sector. The indicative total available budget amounts to 25 million € (national public funding including EU top-up funding of 5 million €). The total call volume with industrial co-funding is estimated to be over 30 million €.

The topics of the planned ForestValue joint call will contribute to transforming the global economy from a dependence on fossil and non-renewable raw materials to a sustainable “bio-based economy”.

In this call a competitive two-stage submission process is used. Deadline for submitting pre-proposals is January 23rd 2018 13:00 CET. On 15.11.2017 a networking webinar will be organised to give researchers the chance to interlink with each other and enlarge consortia. Projects are expected to start late 2018/early 2019.

The topic for this ERA-NET Co-fund on innovative forest-based bioeconomy has been prepared in collaboration with three forest-based ERA-NETs to complement the WoodWisdom-Net Research Programme and the targets of the SUMFOREST and FORESTERRA ERA-NETs with a strategic thematic area of high European relevance.

The complete Call text as well as information on the pre-proposal content can be found under Joint Call 2017 on ForestValue website (incl. link to submission tool).