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ForestValue2 - Innovating forest-based bioeconomy

Project description

Prioritising the EU goal of becoming first climate-neutral continent

The ambitious European Green Deal sets out how to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050. Achieving this goal requires equal doses of coordination and collaboration. In this context, the EU-funded ForestValue2 project will explore the forest-based sector. It will encourage wide engagement of early-stage researchers and EU Widening countries. Specifically, the project will bring together the owners and managers of national and regional research, development and innovation programmes in 11 EU Member States and Norway. Its top priority is to pool national resources and contribute to the alignment of national research and innovation policies. The project has four main objectives: identify common research and innovation priorities, implement a joint call or calls as well as other joint activities supporting the market, and adopt a multi-actor approach in addressing global challenges.

Objective

European research resources in the forest-based sector remain fragmented due to multiple uncoordinated activities. ForestValue2 is to contribute i) to provision of a shared and robust knowledge base to make Europe’s transition to being the first climate neutral continent by 2050 a reality, and ii) overcoming the fragmentation of public research efforts in the EU and to reinforce work on research priorities that call for a stronger coordination and collaboration. Encouraging wide engagement, in particular early-stage researchers and EU widening countries, the CSA will strengthen the ERA.

ForestValue2 brings together 14 owners and managers of national and regional RDI programmes in 11 Member States of the European Union - FI, IE, DE, ES, SI, LV, PL, SK, IT, EE, RO - and in one Associated Country (NO) with an aim to coordinate national and regional R&I programmes by pooling national resources and contributing to the alignment of national research and innovation policies. The project has four main objectives: 1) Identification of common research and innovation priorities agreed among the participating national and regional R&I programmes in the area of forest-based bioeconomy, taking into account international developments where relevant; 2) Implementation of a joint call(s), resulting in the funding of transnational collaborative R&I projects; 3) Implementation of other joint activities supporting the market, regulatory or societal uptake based on forest science results; 4) A multi-actor approach in addressing Global Challenges, including relevant contribution to the SDGs.

Six of the partners come from the widening countries, whilst at the same time representing the BIOEAST Initiative. ForestValue2 will address “improving access to excellence” through a portfolio of actions that aim at building up R&I capacities especially in EU13 and Ukraine and Republic of Moldova, to enable them to advance to the competitive edge at European and international level.

Coordinator

MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY OF FINLAND
Net EU contribution
€ 286 031,25
Address
HALLITUSKATU 3A
00023 Helsinki
Finland

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
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Total cost
€ 286 031,25

Participants (14)