Bioeconomy input to Horizon Europe

Bioeconomy, forestry and forest-based products need to be explicitly included in coming EU calls for research funding. This is a point made by the Swedish Forest Industry Federation in their input to EU’s next framework program Horizon Europe.

The EU commission has put forward roadmaps for EU’s next framework program Horizon Europe, with a total volume of 100 million Euro. The Swedish Forest Industry Federation has submitted an input to the roadmap for a European Partnership on “Circular bio-based Europe”

The Swedish Forest Industry Federation supports an implementation as an Institutionalized European Partnership, which is the deepest form of cooperation that also provides the largest resources to the area. The Swedish Forest Industry Federation also emphasizes the importance of explicitly including forest raw material, forestry and forest industry.

– Bioeconomy, forestry and forest-based products need to be explicitly included in coming EU calls for research funding. This is a first input that we will build on in coming dialogues on the partnership form and its calls. The proposed partnership and our input will strengthen European research cooperation in an area where Europe has a strong global competitive advantage, says Torgny Persson, Director of Research and Innovation at the Swedish Forest Industry Federation.

Read the input in full text here