Other Announcements


FIRE-RES Open Innovation Challenge // 19 November 2023

In recent years, Europe has experienced a significant increase in the frequency and intensity of wildfires. These extreme wildfires have resulted in devastating consequences, including the loss of life, destruction of natural habitats, damage to infrastructure and the release of harmful emissions impacting air quality. Be part of the solution and help tackle the challenges of Extreme Wildfires in Europe and beyond. Participate in the FIRE-RES Open Innovation Challenge and help build more resilient landscapes and safe communities.

Submit proposal by:  19 November 2023, 23:59 CET
Organizers:  European Forest Institute (EFI)

Details:  https://fire-res.eu/open-innovation-challenge/


Expression of Interest: Pitch Your Solution at the Bioeconomy Innovation Day 2023

Ahead of the Bioeconomy Innovation Day on 4 October 2023 in Bilbao, Spain, the Bioregions Facility invites innovative companies, start-ups and researchers to provide close-to-market or in-the-market to pitch their solutions at the event. Selected candidates will have the opportunity to gain access to key stakeholders in the Basque Country, enhance their understanding of the Basque bioeconomy ecosystem, foster their professional networking, and receive transportation and accommodation. Please share this expression of interest form with someone you know who would benefit from this opportunity.

Organizers:  Bioregions Facility, European Forest Institute (EFI)
Date:  4 October 2023
Location:  Yimby, Bilbao, Basque Country

Details:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PitchBasqueBID23


VisitAnts Ukraine Funds

These exceptional scholarships are awarded to Ukrainian scholars to enable them to carry out scientific research on environmental change and biodiversity loss, and/or human socio-cultural responses to them at the University of Oulu. Funding covers living costs in, and travel to/from Oulu, and is currently available for stays of up to six months. Open to researchers holding a PhD or currently enrolled in a doctoral programme. Grantees will work in Oulu, conducting research on environmental change and biodiversity loss, and/or human socio-cultural responses to them. For an application, a CV and a 2000-word research plan are required.

Deadline for application:  None - applications will be considered in order of when they are received.

Details and link to application portal:  https://beta.oulu.fi/en/news/visitants-ukraine-funds
Details about the programme providing this funding:  https://www.oulu.fi/en/biodiverse-anthropocenes?msclkid=09cae3dcc13311ecbeed98e21c3e1826


United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030

The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration is a rallying call for the protection and revival of ecosystems all around the world, for the benefit of people and nature. It aims to halt the degradation of ecosystems, and restore them to achieve global goals. Only with healthy ecosystems can we enhance people’s livelihoods, counteract climate change, and stop the collapse of biodiversity. The UN Decade runs from 2021 through 2030, which is also the deadline for the Sustainable Development Goals and the timeline scientists have identified as the last chance to prevent catastrophic climate change. Led by the United Nations Environment Programme and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, The UN Decade is building a strong, broad-based global movement to ramp up restoration and put the world on track for a sustainable future. That will include building political momentum for restoration as well as thousands of initiatives on the ground. Through communications, events and a dedicated web platform, the UN Decade will provide a hub for everyone interested in restoration to find projects, partners, funding and the knowledge they need to make their restoration efforts a success.

Find out how you can take part in the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration: https://www.decadeonrestoration.org/