September 14, 2017

NSG Slovenia leads research consortium awarded €45 million RTD grant

With a grant of close to €15 million awarded by the European Commission and topped up with an additional €30 million from the Government of Slovenia, a consortium of Slovene partners led by the University of Primorska and FTP NSG Slovenia will establish the Renewable Materials and Healthy Environments Research and Innovation Centre of Excellence […]

Future infrastructure for advanced research in circular forest bioeconomy well on track

The efforts of the project ERIFORE aim to design a dedicated open access research infrastructure for the circular forest bioeconomy The transition to a circular economy in which resources are used in a more sustainable way became a top priority for EU Member States since the adoption of the new Circular Economy Package by the […]

September 13, 2017

Did you know… that the European Commission has launched a new knowledge tool on the bioeconomy?

The European Commission’s Bioeconomy Knowledge Centre (BKC) launched on 20 July 2017 is the new central knowledge hub for the bioeconomy. It will allow a better support to the Commission services, European national policymakers and stakeholders with science-based evidence in this field.  Conceptualised as a web-based one-stop shop for bioeconomy-related data, the platform will not […]

January 5, 2019

Societal Challenge 5

Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials The specific objective of the Work Programme Societal Challenge 5 (SC5) is to develop a resource-efficient economy that is resilient to climate change, together with a sustainable supply of raw materials, in order to meet the needs of a growing global population within the sustainable limits of […]

Societal Challenge 3

Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy The specific objective of the Work Programme Societal Challenge 3, as described in Horizon 2020, is to make the transition to a reliable, sustainable and competitive energy system, in the context of increasingly-scarce resources, growing energy needs and climate change. Updated on a biannual basis, the Work Programme Societal Challenge […]

August 1, 2017

Space technologies

The forest-based sector already depends on ‘space technology’ in the form of global positioning systems, remote sensing technologies and geo-information technologies. In particular, optimising large-scale forest management, inventory, harvesting and transport operations relies increasingly upon these technologies. Space technology is also important for tracking the trade in legal and illegal wood, monitoring changes in forest […]

March 7, 2017

1.3 Policies and and good governance

Rationale Policy frameworks influence stakeholder decisions concerning the forest-based sector. At the same time good forest-sector governance can greatly contribute to the success of European policy objectives. Meanwhile, policy decisions targeting other sectors often have unexpected effects on the forest-based sector and its capacity to contribute to societal objectives. A better overview and understanding of […]