Bioeconomy is the production of renewable biological resources and the conversion of these resources (including waste streams) into value added products. Its sectors and industries have strong innovation potential due to their use of a wide range of sciences, enabling and industrial technologies, along with local and tacit knowledge.1 The forest bioeconomy focuses on innovations in the circular use of forest products and resources. In the Mediterranean, forest bioeconomy has a strong focus on business models for Non-Wood Forest Products, recreational uses of forests, and social inclusion.

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Aspiring leaders enjoy preview on Mediterranean forests in urbanised societies

Participants to the EFI Young Leadership Programme 2020, “Mediterranean forests in urbanised societies” enjoyed a lively preview session for the programme on...
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Global survey on student networking and green jobs

Background Take part and spread the word about this survey for students on green jobs in the forest...

idiForest: innovation and emerging technologies for NWFP

idiForest is a new cross-cutting initiative mixing together the latest in research, development and innovation in emergent technologies with non-wood forest products through a periodic event and related...
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New Action Plan puts nature at the heart of the economy

A new study published by the European Forest Institute calls for collective action to put nature at the heart of the economy...
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Little-known lentisk tree takes the spotlight in new MEDLENTISK project

The International Association for Mediterranean Forests (AIFM) and its 5 partners are pleased to announce the launch of MEDLENTISK project to the...
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SAVE THE DATE: ForestValue Research Programme Annual Seminar 2020

Please note that instead of having a face-to-face seminar in Berlin we have decided to have an online seminar because of the...
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Pre-announcement of the 2nd joint call for research proposals

The ForestValue Research Programme announces the upcoming call for joint European research projects with an indicative total public funding budget of over...

Regional cooperation for a circular forest bioeconomy

Join us online at the European Week of Regions and Cities on Tuesday 20 October, 14:30 – 16:00 CEST.

Webinar: Rural commons for thriving mountain community economies

What examples of new practices of commoning and community economies are there, which contribute to the creation of resilient and empowering commons?...

LIVINGAGRO: a Mediterranean project for innovating agroforestry

LIVINGAGRO is a cross-border project that addresses the challenge of knowledge and technological transfer in Mediterranean agriculture and forestry systems for achieving...



Kickstarter campaign to support sustainability stories for kids

The illustrated book “Once Upon The Future: Everyday Adventures Change the World” is written by six sustainability scientists, inspired by their own...