The final outcome of the Sumforest Call “Sustainable forests for the society of the future” is available now.
All in all, seven projects were chosen to be funded – based on the ranking list of our international expert panel. The expert panel consisted of eight women and eight men from 15 different countries inside and outside of Europe, all of them with a high reputation and excellent working experiences.
The seven projects are (in alphabetical order):
|Project Acronym||Project Title||Topic*|
Benchmarking sustainability performance of value chains using ToSIA, the Tool for Sustainability Impact Assessment
Forests and extreme weather events: Solutions for risk resilient management in a changing climate
Forest density reduction to minimize the vulnerability of Norway spruce and silver fir to extreme drought – a risk assessment
Sustainable future use of European forests for developing the bioeconomy
Resilience mechanisms for risk adapted forest management under climate change
Mixed species forest management. Lowering risk, increasing resilience
Decision Making Support for Forest Ecosystem Services in Europe – Value Assessment, Synergy Effects and Trade-offs
|1||Comparative assessment of the sustainability performance of forest-based, other renewable and non-renewable raw material-based value chains to inform policy decisions|
|2||Risk resilient forest management – Adapting forest management regimes which incorporate risk assessment related to potential climate change impacts to inform policy decisions|
|3||Investigation, appraisal and evaluation of trade-offs related to the provision of forest ecosystem services to inform policy decisions|
Overall, 7 out of 26 eligible proposals were funded (27%). The anticipated sum requested for public funding is 8.363.709 €. Thus, 84% of the available budget was spent, as 9.965.000 € were in the virtual common pot.
Detailed information will follow when the National Contracts are finalized.
Please be informed that for the Spanish projects, the funding agency is from now on MINECO only. Originally, INIA was planning to fund projects – together with MINECO. However, INIA stays a valuable partner within the Sumforest consortium.
The call is now closed!
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“Sustainable forests for the society of the future”
The FP7 ERA-NET Sumforest invites to submit relevant research proposals in the call for transnational collaborative research projects. The call opens on the 21st March 2016 with a closing date for proposals on the 17th June 2016.
The title of the call is “Sustainable forests for the society of the future“. The present call for proposals focuses on basic and applied research that aims to support policy decisions regarding multifunctional forestry. Proposals are expected to be transnational, and innovative forms of cooperation such as interdisciplinarity are encouraged.
A one-step application will be used in this call. Proposals (in English language) must be submitted electronically. An optional pre-registration until the 20th May 2016 is strongly recommended to ensure eligibility. Information on the Scope of the Call and the Timeline are given here:
Countries that participate in this call are the following:
Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Russia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia.
More information about the participating countries can be found here:
New Funding Contact Points of Countries list available:
New representative of Belarus: We are happy to welcome Mr. Oleg Borodin () as the new representative and Ms Valery Pabirushka () as the new Funding Contact Point of Belarus.
We are very happy to welcome Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique-FNRS from the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles (Belgium), who just joined the Sumforest Call! More information can be found here.
Instructions regarding submission, eligibility, evaluation criteria and other relevant information is available below:
Pre-registration is over!
“Frequently asked question” (FAQ) : Download the document
For secretariat support please contact: Vera Steinberg at , Phone: +49 (0)228 6845 3653 or Johannes Bender at , Phone: +49 228 6845 3930