RERAM is an international cooperation project funded by the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission in the field of climate protection, resource efficiency and raw materials. It is one of the few FP7-INCO projects addressing the forestry and woodworking sector.
Project no: FP7-INCO  609573
Consortium: 12 partners in 9 countries
EU: Germany, Belgium, Austria, Poland; 
ENP countries: Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan
Project duration: 01/06/2014 – 31/05/2016 (2 years)
Total budget: 1.3 million EUR  

Main activities  
The RERAM project puts a focus on effective communication measures to sensitize the actors in the forestry and woodworking sector for the topic of resource efficiency and demonstrate technical and organizational solutions. With instructive enterprise checks, training and coaching measures in line with a broad dissemination the project will target local entrepreneurs and propose pathbreaking new pilot projects. 
Main expected outcomes

  • Regional baselines in resources and raw material use: Global sectoral analysis of the forest-wood-chain and self-assessment surveys of wood-working enterprises
  • ‘Train the trainers’ programme for efficiency managers: Capacity building of regional intermediaries in raw material efficiency and cluster management
  • Reality check and benchmarking of raw material performance: Hands-on survey and coaching of wood-working industries to raise entrepreneurs´ awareness
  • Handbook ‘Resource efficiency in woodworking SMEs’: Technological guidance in 5 national languages how to improve  raw material use in the wood-working sector 
  • Regional R2I Dialogues: Moderated public events and roundtables engaging stakeholders and policymakers to establish dialogue and consensus for sustainable resource efficiency
  • Wood innovation toolkit: Portfolio of cluster management services and tools for implementing raw material efficiency measures in ENP countries
  • Cross-regional twinning of clusters: New cross-regional B2B and B2Science partnerships among organisations and intermediaries
  • Outreach and R2I clustering activities: coordination of joint activities of mutual interest with on-going R2I projects and multiple associated partners in ENP eastern countries
  • Regional R2I Strategies and Exploitation Plan: initiation of new joint pilot projects for a Resource Efficient Forest Sector in ENP eastern countries
Lviv, 18 of May: more than 80 participants from diffe
“An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest”
This is the discussion topic of partners and invited participants of the RERAM project final conference that will take place in Lviv on May 18, 2016.
in September 2015 FORZA participated in the kick-off event Danube Transnational Programme first call for proposals of which is now open and potential applicants - RERAM partners from the D
On Thursday, August 13, 2015, FORZA Agency together with Uzhhorod Press-Club organized press-tour for regional journalists with purpose to familiarize with the work of HYDROFOR project, demonstrati
On June 18th, 2015 FORZA NGO visited furniture factory “Gelika”, one of the leader companies in Ukraine producing furniture for schools, k
Team members of FORZA NGO, one of Ukrainian partners of RERAM project, got interested in the experience of Hungarian forest management closed joint stock company Bakonyerdo
XVIII International Fair of woodprocessing equipment and tools Derevoobrobka 2015 took place on May 19-22, 2015 in Lviv.
Capacity building for Sustainable Forest Management and Resource Efficiency in the Caucasus and Central Asia, Georgia, Tbilisi, 23 Apr 2015
The RERAM project was invited to present its success story in the European Parliament during the AFET-ITRE Conference "Building together a knowledge-oriented and forward-looking EU Neighbourhood".
A trainers' programme in resource and energy efficiency management for wood-based industries will be held in the beautiful city of Lviv, Western Ukraine, hosted by the Ukranian National Forestry Un