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29/10/21 • 29/10/21

Azores’ capacity building on EU Green Deal and Horizon Europe


Under the FORWARD project, the Regional Fund for Science and Technology (FRCT) is organizing a training and capacity building action entitled “European Ecological Pact (European Green Deal) – Challenges and Opportunities for Research and Innovation”, which will take place on 29 October 2021, in virtual format between 09:00 and 13:00 (Azores time), in Portuguese language. […]


Reunion’s training on Horizon Europe for beginners

La Reunion

In the frame of the FORWARD project, on the 26th of October, NEXA organises an online training session for researchers and innovators who know little about Horizon Europe. The session starts at 9.00 am in La Reunion (7am CET) until 12.30. Demystifying European programmes for participants that do not know or know very little about the framework programme • […]

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Madeira organises an event on Rethinking ‘Smart’ Islands Towards Self-Aware and Cooperative Hybrid Islands


In the framework of the FORWARD project, our partners from Madeira – ARDITI and UMA – are organising an event to promote dialogue on smart islands and transition to self-aware and cooperative hybrid islands. The event will be be held on 26th October 2021, at the premises of the Madeira University (UMA). The key speaker […]

21/10/21 • 22/10/21

FORWARD 2nd Conference

French Guiana

We are glad to announce the organisation of the second project conference on 21 and 22 October 2021 by our partner Collectivité Territoriale de Guyane (French Guiana). The event will be held in conjunction with the International Conference of LABEX CEBA, promoted by the French National Centre for Scientific Research. On 22 October, there will […]


Horizon Europe webinar: Widening Programme and Twinning Call

Canary Islands

In the context of the FORWARD project, as part of WP4 capacity building actions, our partners ULL and ULPGC (Canary Islands) are organising a seminar on the TWINNING call, within the framework of Horizon Europe – WIDENING Programme. These actions finance R&I support, with the main objective to improve access to excellence and reduce investment […]


Two days left to FORWARD second project conference!

Biodiversity conservation & restoration

French Guiana

We are pleased to provide our readers with latest information regarding the Second FORWARD Scientific Conference Labex-Ceba. The event will take place on: Thursday, October 21 from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm Cayenne time (2:00 pm to 5:30 pm, Brussels time), and Friday, October 22 from 8:30 am to 12:40 pm Cayenne time (1:30 pm […]


FORWARD Advisory Board meets the Thematic Working Groups

The first meeting between our Advisory Board members and sub-coordinators of our Thematic Working Groups (TWGs) was organised on 14th October 2021. The event was held online, and it was a fruitful occasion to make the point on the status of the TWGs’ action plans, its main challenges and opportunities, and the plan for their […]

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Scientists’ warning for Biodiversity loss on islands : A paper from the board of Society for Island Biology

Biodiversity conservation & restoration

AzoresCanary IslandsLa Reunion

We are glad to inform that members of the Board of the Society of Island Biology have published a major article on biodiversity loss on islands: Scientists’ warning – The outstanding biodiversity of islands is in peril in Global Ecology and Conservation. FORWARD project had the privilege of supporting Island Biology conference held in La Réunion in 2019, This […]


Biodiversa+ call for proposals on biodiversity 2021-2022

Biodiversity conservation & restoration

A call on biodiversity has been recently launched by the European Biodiversity Partnership (former BiodivERsA). The call is entitled “Supporting the protection of biodiversity and ecosystems across land and sea” and is focused on the protection of biodiversity in the wild. The call covers all environments, i.e. terrestrial, freshwater and marine. Research teams are invited […]