FCiências.ID – Associação para a Investigação e Desenvolvimento de Ciências, is a Non-Profit Private Association, endowed with legal personality. It was created in 2017 as an common initiative of Sciences Faculty of Universidade de Lisboa – a Higher Education institution – and 6 private companies, in order to support, potentiate and develop Research and Development and Innovation (R&D) activities of its seven associates, while, simultaneously enhancing Sciences Faculty strategic partnerships with market and services companies, therefore creating a more challenging environment for research and innovation. The research is organized into research units, with different designations: centers, laboratories and institutes. These units associate researchers from different departments of the Faculty and also include many researchers (around 30%) from other Portuguese or foreign Universities. The center in charge for FOREST4EU is Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes (cE3c). It takes part in several national and international research projects, where the soil and ecology are the focus, adding training and literacy for students and for the public in general.