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The first grant call opens in the FORWARDS project

The FORWARDS project aims to set up the ForestWard Observatory – a long-lasting decision support tool to aid climate-smart and sustainable forest decisions at EU, national, and local levels. The ForestWard Observatory will draw on available networks and data streams to apply pioneering approaches, and therefore it will launch at least five grant calls with a total value of EUR 6 million to fund 50 pilot projects.

Five projects for building new climate-smart forest and forest restoration trials will be supported in the first round of calls by FORWARDS, with a total grant value of EUR 700,000 with a single grant value of a maximum of EUR 150,000. The application process for this grant call will be opened on July 31st by EFI – the European Forest Institute. Projects resulting from successful submissions are anticipated to commence around the beginning of 2024. Each project has a maximum duration of 18 months.

If you work in climate-smart forestry or forest restoration, watch out for the launch at the end of July. The call will be published on EFI’s grants webpage.

If you would like to know more about future grant calls, or if you are interested in the ForestWard Observatory, please check the FORWARDS project website.