Annual networks

Our annual networks:

Nordic Forest Research (SNS) and the Forest Bioeconomy Network (former EFINORD) collaborate to support forest research networks on an annual basis. Both organisations share a common goal of supporting research in forest issues related to bioeconomy.

Projects are expected to relate to the following prioritised focus areas of the SNS strategy plan:

Sustainable forest management in a growing bioeconomy, maintenance and utilisation of ecosystem services or climate change mitigation and adaptation. 

The aim is to strengthen forest research in the Nordic region, bridge gaps between research and practice and to promote cross sectoral collaboration of sectors within a sustainable bioeconomy.

Network outputs should be useful for the Nordic community and should include knowledge exchange across national borders through e.g. arranging workshops, seminars, scientific meetings or open conferences. Networks could also produce peer-reviewed scientific papers, design policy recommendations based on research findings, write large-scale research funding applications, and create or maintain databases or websites.

Network grants are for activities over the course of one year. The amount applied for  should be approximately 100 000–200 000 SEK. Networks are expected to co-finance at least 50% of the total budget, with SNS and the Forest Bioeconomy Network funding covering at most 50%. 

Participants in submitted networks should represent at least six countries consisting of three research institutions in the Nordic* region AND three research institutions in additional countries of relevance for the activities of the network.

The participants in the project must have a 40-60% gender balance and female coordinators are encouraged to apply for funding. The network shall include and involve PhD students and young researchers.


* Nordic is defined as Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and the autonomous areas of the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Åland Islands.




Here are our annual networks with activities in 2019!


Previous annual networks


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