ForestValue - Innovating forest-based bioeconomy

Basic Information


The overall objective of the proposed Cofund action “ForestValue - Innovating the forest-based bioeconomy” is to promote
increased innovation and competitiveness of the forest-based sector in Europe and support its transformation from a
resource-intensive to a knowledge-intensive, productive, resource-efficient and resilient sector. Sustainability and
modernisation of forestry systems and downstream value chains including innovative business concepts and production
technologies will be needed to develop the forestry sector and the European bioeconomy, of which forestry accounts for a
large share.
The aim of ForestValue is to comprise the joint implementation of a trans-national call for proposals for research,
development and innovation in the forest-based sector with a clear financial commitment from the participating national (or
regional) research programmes and the EU. The topics of the planned ForestValue joint call will contribute to transforming
the global economy from a dependence on fossil and non-renewable raw materials to a sustainable “bio-based economy”.
The primary purpose is to allow the partners in the consortium to successfully implement and fund a co-funded joint call in
the field of forestry and the wood sector.
ForestValue builds on the success of three forest-based ERA-NETs: WoodWisdom-Net (running since 2004, the present
phase running under the FP7 ERA-NET Plus Scheme 2012-2017), SUMFOREST (Tackling the challenges in sustainable
and multifunctional forestry through enhanced research coordination for policy decisions, 2014-2017) and FORESTERRA
(Enhancing forest research in the Mediterranean through improved coordination and integration, 2012-2015). The
consortium consists of 31 partners representing different programmes in the bioeconomy funding sector, coming from
different regions and countries inside/outside Europe.

H2020 Societal Challenges

H2020-SC2 (Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research, and the Bioeconomy)

Research fields covered by the network

  • Food, agriculture and fisheries

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Joint Calls

Joint Call Title Type Launch Date Deadline
End Date
ForestValue Joint Call 2023 one-stage 02/05/2023   01/09/2023  
ForestValue Joint Call 2021 one-stage 19/01/2021   13/04/2021 20/09/2021

Funded: 8

ForestValue Cofund Call - Innovating forest-based bioeconomy two-stages 17/10/2017 23/01/2018

Submitted: 114


Submitted: 49


Successful: 17

Funded: 17