June 8, 2023

CLARA Project: Driving Sustainable Energy Production with Advanced Biofuels

As the world becomes increasingly concerned about climate change and the depletion of fossil fuels, the need for clean and sustainable energy has become more pressing. To address this challenge, the European Union funded the project CLARA (Chemical Looping gAsification foR sustainAble production of biofuels), which involved collaboration between 13 partners across Europe, including universities, […]

April 26, 2023

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 […]

January 24, 2023

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 […]

October 11, 2022

EU projects engaged in fighting forest fires

Summer 2022 has been devastating in terms of forest fires in Europe. According to the European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS)[1], 770 750 ha have burnt in the EU since the beginning of the year, which represents more than the forested area in Belgium[2]. To mitigate such disasters, European countries will have to strengthen their […]

September 22, 2020

EU Green Deal Call is open – €1 billion investment to boost the green and digital transition

The European Commission has launched a €1 billion call for research and innovation projects that respond to the climate crisis and help protect Europe’s unique ecosystems and biodiversity. The deadline for submissions is 26 January 2021, with selected projects expected to start in autumn 2021. The projects funded under this call are expected to deliver […]

March 31, 2020

European Commission adopted an update of the 2020 Work Programme of Horizon 2020

The Commission has adopted an update of the 2020 Work Programme of Horizon 2020, the EU’s research and innovation programme to allocate increased funding to its priorities, including urgently needed research and innovation projects into the coronavirus. This decision is part of regular adjustment of the budget and actions of Horizon 2020. The update includes […]

Innovative services and products for the circular economy – insights from Horizon 2020 projects

Taking the momentum of the European Commission launching the new EU growth strategy, the European Green Deal, over 120 project representatives and policymakers gathered at the Workshop “Innovative services and products for the circular economy” organised by EASME in Brussels. This workshop gathered important insights to feed the current policymaking, days before the publication of […]

August 17, 2018

New record for EU funding in 2017 – € 180 million

2017 was a record year for EU research and innovation in the European forest-based sector; 61 projects funded by the European Commission under Horizon 2020 were launched. The projects are progressive and extremely diverse, with 18 projects related to the forestry sector, 22 related to the woodworking sector and 21 related to the pulp and […]

July 6, 2018

FTP joins new EU project

The European wood processing industries and the waste management sector have joined forces to increase expertise of wood waste collection and recycling in the construction sector.  WoodCircus is a joint project initiative of FTP and 17 European research organizations and companies. Led by VTT (Finland), the project will evaluate the sector’s efficiency and recycling performance, […]

June 1, 2018

European Parliament favours increased budget for research and innovation

On Wednesday 30 May, the European Parliament (EP) adopted a resolution for the next multi-annual financial framework (MFF) as issued by the European Commission on 2 May. The resolution repeats the EP’s ambition to increase the financial means for research and innovation in Framework Programme 9, by at least 50%. Members of the European Parliament […]