ForestValue – Innovating forest-based bioeconomy

The overall objective of the ERA-NET Cofund Action “ForestValue – Innovating the forest-based bioeconomy” is to promote increased innovation and competitiveness of the forest-based sector in Europe and support its transformation from a resource-intensive to a knowledge-intensive, productive, resource-efficient and resilient sector.

Status: Ongoing project


Start date: 1 October 2017

End date: 30 September 2022

Overall budget: € 15,257,575.00
EU contribution: € 5,034,999.75

Project website:

Joint Call 2021

The ForestValue Call for joint European research projects is now open, the final deadline for proposals is 13 April 2021 (13:00 CEST). The indicative total public funding budget is over 11 million € and the projects which will be selected for funding are supposed to start in late 2021/early 2022.

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

All the information on their website: Joint Call 2021 (JC 2021) – Forest Value