The ERA-Net FORESTVALUE has published a call with Pre-Proposal Deadline 23 January 2018.
Deadline: Pre-proposals: 23 January 2018
Full proposals: 14 August 2019
Short Call Abstract:
The overarching aim of the call is to support projects that will address the development and/or proof of concepts on novel strategies, methods, processes or products designed to support the forestry and forest-based industries including their respective partners, resellers, consumers and end-users in remaining competitive and efficient providers of sustainable bio-products and services.
Currently underutilised potential in the forest-based sector shall be used to develop novel ideas and create new markets.
The co-funded joint transnational call will address the whole forest-based value chain including the definition of methodologies for assessing the economic, social and environmental values of forest products and services in regional and national scales; deducting trade-offs in management. Social and economic impacts of wood and wood Construction should be taken in account.
The initiative is intended to facilitate transnational collaboration between industry, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), stakeholder associations, research organisations, leadingedge scientists from a wider range of disciplines covering forest management, wood material, construction, natural, biological, social, economic and other relevant sciences who will bring their broad expertise to support the transformation of the European forest-based sector and to secure its competitiveness.
Specific participation requirements:
National funding regulations are applied within this joint call. In addition to the general rules and procedures laid down in this document, there may be specific national rules to be followed by the applicants.
It is strongly recommended that these are checked with the contact person at the respective funding agency before submitting a proposal. 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” at the end of this document. Projects with ineligible partners at pre-proposal stage risk ineligibility of the whole project!
Finland, Austria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Latvia, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Norway, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Argentina, Egypt, Jordan.