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77 Horizon Europe call topics relevant for the forest-based sector – FTP Call Topics Manual 2023-2024

To support FTP stakeholders, FTP analyzed the published Horizon Europe Work Programmes 2023 -2024 and identified the Call topics relevant for the forest-based sector. As a result, around 70 Call topics with a budget of € 1 billion were identified as relevant or indirectly relevant to the forest-based sector. These relevant Calls topics were mainly […]


Apply for Blue Sky Young Researchers and Professionals Awards 2023 

Researchers and technologists carrying out projects in a wide range of activities relevant to forest-based science, products using forest-based raw materials, pulp and paper production process improvements or other innovations throughout the value chain are invited to submit their application for the Blue Sky Young Researchers & Innovation Award Europe 2023 or Blue Sky Pro […]


The EU Nature Restoration Law could be rejected

The European Commission’s proposed law on Nature Restoration is at a critical stage after a vote in the European Parliament’s environment committee on 15 and 27 June. The COM ENVI rejected the Committee’s Report with a final vote of 44 votes in favor, 44 against and 0 abstentions. The law has faced strong opposition, particularly […]


Working in wood construction? New calls are open for you!

Since the last update end of April 2023, 6 new Horizon Europe calls have opened for the forest-based sector, from the Cluster 5, and mainly focused on construction (Build4People Partnership). The deadline of these calls is set on5 September 2023. Woodworking Industries Demonstrate built-environment decarbonisation pathways through bottom-up technological, social and policy innovation for adaptive […]


A new Research Agenda for the Swedish forest-based sector

The Swedish forest-based sector and the research community, led by Torgny Persson, Chair of the NSG Sweden (part of FTP), worked hard to develop the “Swedish Forest-based Sector Research Agenda”. After launching the Swedish version in February 2023, the English version is now available for a broader public. specific Swedish interests and needs. National research […]


Current open call for proposals – have a look and don’t forget to apply!

If you are looking for funding opportunities, 19 Horizon Europe calls relevant to FTP stakeholders are currently open. Among them, you will find CBE JU calls (Circular Bio-based Europe Joint Undertaking) and Horizon Europe Missions. The deadline to apply is set on 20 September 2023. Here are some of the calls for which you can […]


FTP evaluates the latest European projects in the forest-based sector

Over the past few months, FTP has been conducting research into the results of the latest European projects associated with the forest-based sector and recorded in its database. This research aims to evaluate whether these projects have achieved their initial goals and, if not, to determine the actual results. This will allow to evaluate the […]


14 organizations unite for a Circular and competitive EU Bioeconomy

On 28 March 2023, a Coalition consisting of 14 organizations associated with the wood, fibre-based paper, and board products industry, and renewable energy provision launched the “Circular Choices – for a Competitive EU Bioeconomy” campaign. The Coalition aims to showcase their contributions to society and offer policy recommendations for 2030 in various areas, including  climate […]


CBE JU published its call topics for 2023

The Circular Bioeconomy Europe Joint Undertaking (CBE JU) published its Annual Work Programme 2023 end of December 2022. In this document, they published 18 call topics for a budget of 215,5 million €. FTP selected 13 call topics relevant for the forest-based sector covering a budget of 164 million €. 9 out of them are […]


Get a Grant for your Innovative Forest Management and Bioeconomy Solution

Bioregions Open innovation Challenges provide a framework to identify and support the development and scaling-up of innovative solutions (technologies, business ideas, etc.) to pressing challenges in forest management and the forest bioeconomy. Its final objective is to facilitate sustainable transitions in European regions putting into value the full range of ecosystem services provided by forests. […]


Largest public consultation on the European Research & Innovation programmes 2014-2027

The European Commission launched the largest public consultation ever held on the past, present and future of the EU’s Horizon research and innovation programmes 2014-2027. In line with the Commission’s effort towards Better Regulation, stakeholders will be able to share their views on the performance of Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe, as well as shaping the strategic orientations […]