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 […]

July 28, 2020

EU leaders agreed on major cuts to the budget of Horizon Europe

The budget of €80.9 billion for the Horizon Europe has been agreed by the EU leaders at a special European Council summit, taking place on 17-21 July 2021 in Brussels, to debate the EU’s long-term budget for 2021-2027 and a post-pandemic recovery plan. This marked a significant cutback in the budget for the R&D programme […]

May 15, 2020

Innovation Fund: FAQs on the upcoming first call for proposals

​ The Innovation Fund is one of the world’s largest funding programmes for demonstration of innovative low-carbon technologies. It focuses on: Innovative low-carbon technologies and processes in energy intensive industries, including products substituting carbon intensive ones Carbon capture and utilisation (CCU) Construction and operation of carbon capture and storage (CCS) Innovative renewable energy generation Energy […]

April 15, 2020

2020 BBI JU Call: Relevant call topics for the forest-based sector

The 2020 BBI JU Call for proposals is now open until 3 September 2020, 17:00 CET. With this call, an indicative budget of €102 million is available to cover 16 topics in four strategic orientations: feedstock, process, products, and market uptake. FTP identified 10 call topics which would be relevant for the forest-based sector: BBI2020.SO1.D1 […]

December 21, 2018

FTP publishes a guide to upcoming H2020 Call topics

The European Commission recently released the Horizon 2020 work programme for 2018–2020. For the next three years, Horizon 2020, the EU’s largest research and innovation programme ever, will focus on climate, clean energy, the circular economy and digitizing European industry, by offering EUR 30 billion to successful applicants. FTP has identified around 50 Call topics […]

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 […]

New study proves ERA-NETs and COST actions beneficial for the European forest-based sector

A newly published study by FCBA and Innovawood reveals high impact of past and existing ERA networks and COST Actions related to the European forest-based sector.  Results show the importance of these EU-funded programmes for initiating and executing future oriented forest-related research and innovation projects through transnational networks and cooperative activities. In general results provide […]

May 17, 2018

LIFE funding for forest management

The EU’s multiannual programme for environment and climate, LIFE, has launched its 2018 Call for proposals.  The LIFE programme is structured around two sub-programmes: environment and climate action. Each holds specific thematic priorities with major relevance for forest management. With investments up to € 400 million, LIFE will co-finance pilot and demonstration projects to develop, […]

May 2, 2018

European Commission proposes an increase in funding for research and innovation

The European Commission has now tabled its proposal for the next EU seven-year budget, the EU Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF). It includes a €97.9 billion budget for the next research and innovation funding programme, branded Horizon Europe. The increase compared to Horizon 2020 is 30 percent, even in the context of Brexit, which is the […]

April 11, 2018

Jean-Eric Paquet appointed new Director-General of DG Research and Innovation

As of 1 April 2018, Jean-Eric Paquet replaced Robert-Jan Smits as the new Director-General of DG Research and Innovation (DG RTD). Mr. Paquet is a French national who has served as one of the three Deputy Secretaries-General of the Juncker Commission since 2015. With 23 years of experience in the European Commission, Paquet has most […]