The overall objective of the study is to define the cascading use of wood and assess its environmental and socio-economic impacts, to analyse barriers to cascade and possible measures adapted to local conditions to overcome them in the European Union. The results of the study will serve as a basis to develop good practice guidance on the cascading use of wood to the policy-makers and value chain stakeholders for the wider application of the cascading use of wood.
Research for the supply of raw materials of strategic economic importance
R&D projects on the reduction and valorisation of commercial waste.
This call for R&D projects concerns projects with the aim of reducing construction-sector waste, improving construction-sector waste recycling, and improving valorisation of construction-sector waste.
Interdisciplinary programme of research focusing on the science needed to sustain the security of supply of strategic minerals in a changing environment
Call for Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials and Production (NMP)
Programme aims to encourage the competitiveness of European enterprises. SMEs are the programme's main target. COSME will provide better access to finance, deliver business support services and promote entrepreneurship.
Collaborative research and development to preserve the value of products and/or materials at end-of-life and to extend their use.
"Improves access to debt financing for all types and size of private company and public institution undertaking long-term research, development and innovation (RDI) projects. RSFF can support basic or fundamental research, applied or industrial research, experimental development, feasibility studies, pilots/demonstration activities and European Research Initiatives."
Environment and Resource Efficiency: Programme aims to develop, test and demonstrate policy or management approaches, best practices, and solutions to environmental challenges, suitable for being replicated, transferred or mainstreamed, including with respect to the link between environment and health, and in support of resource efficiency-related policy and legislation, including the Roadmap to a Resource Efficient Europe. NB: 2014 Calls for LIFE+ Proposals have not yet been published by the Commission - DG Environment.