The ForestValue Research Programme Midterm Seminar 2020 was held online on 17-18 November 2020. It brought together participants from all around Europe and presented the first-year outcomes of the 17 transnational research projects selected for funding under the 1st Joint Call of the ForestValue ERA-Net Cofund. For presentations, see the seminar website.
The ForestValue Research Programme has also announced a new, upcoming call for joint European research projects with an indicative total public funding budget of over €7 million. This joint transnational call will address the whole forest-based value chain and will produce knowledge to support the best possible use of forests and forest resources as well as to provide multiple benefits for society and the economy. Projects are supposed to start late 2021/early 2022. The call for proposals is expected to open in January 2021.
Despite the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, research projects which are co-funded under the 1st Joint Call of the ForestValue ERA-Net Cofund are successfully carrying out their activities. Among them, we would like to highlight the activities of the next two projects:
- InFutUReWood organised a webinar »Timber buildings: reuse and recycling for sustainability« in October 2020, which was highly attended. There is a Recorded video of the webinar available.
- SMALLWOOD is organising a virtual conference “Productivity in small tree thinning operations” (7 December 2020) and invites researchers, forest professionals, forest operators, and other forest sector experts to attend the conference. The conference aims to present preliminary results of the SMALLWOOD project and present field studies done in Sweden, Finland, Slovenia and Spain. Detailed information of the event can be found in the programme. Register now! (Deadline: 4 December 2020)