Project in a nutshell

RERAM  =  Resource Efficiency and RAw Material use of woodworking industries in
Eastern Europe (ENP)

State of play

The growing demand for raw wood material in the EU increases pressure on forest resources...

Vision & Objectives

RERAM improves Resource Efficiency and Raw Material consumption of the forest-based sector...

Outcomes & Impacts

RERAM raises awareness on the benefits of resource efficiency and demonstrates technical and...

Support & Partners

The RERAM project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under the grant agreement no. 609573.

The RERAM consortium:













Latest News and Articles


RERAM Final Conference - Lviv, Ukraine, 18-19 May 2016

RERAM Final Conference - Lviv, Ukraine, 18-19 May 2016

The RERAM final conference offered an international platform for networking and exchange among businesses and stakeholders in the European Neighbourhood Eastern Partnership region (ENP-EaP). The main goal was to present and debate tangible solutions that can foster efficient use of raw materials and...


Study tour of Ukrainian SMEs to Styria, Austria, 14-18 March 2016

Study tour of Ukrainian SMEs to Styria, Austria, 14-18 March 2016

10 Ukrainian company owners and managers went on a study tour to Austria, organized and hosted by the Austrian Wood Cluster Styria (HCS) and the NGO FORZA. They visited in total nine Austrian woodworking companies. During guided tours and meetings with the technical staff and the management, they obtained...


UNECE-FAO Balkan workshop on Forest Products Markets and Forest Sector Workforce / 8-10 Dec 2015, Podgorica, Montenegro

UNECE-FAO Balkan workshop on Forest Products Markets and Forest Sector Workforce / 8-10 Dec 2015, Podgorica, Montenegro

The workshop brought together 20 experts from Albania, Belgium, Croatia, Finland, Ireland, Montenegro, Serbia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Ukraine to discuss, exchange experiences, map out the needs for capacity building as well as to formulate recommendations for the future work on...


RERAM at the WOOD INVEST FORUM - 23 Sep 2015, Kiev, Ukraine

RERAM at the WOOD INVEST FORUM - 23 Sep 2015, Kiev, Ukraine

The 1st International Forum “Forest and woodworking industry - reform, investment, innovation” was organized by the State Forest Resources Agency of the Ukraine as part of the LISDEREVMASH 15th International Trade Fair of Machinery and Equipment for Forestry, Woodworking and Furniture Industry....


Norwegian Pre-Study on Potential of Forest-Based Biomass Use in the Ukraine - 3 March 2016

Norwegian Pre-Study on Potential of Forest-Based Biomass Use in the Ukraine - 3 March 2016

Recently the WPFC Wood Processing and Furniture Cluster has hosted representatives of Norwegian Forestry Group and Norsk Energi who have visited Lviv oblast within a pre-study commissioned by the Embassy of Norway in Ukraine. The pre-study aims to assess the possibility for an increased use of forest-based...


Efficiency Checks of Woodworking SMEs

Efficiency Checks of Woodworking SMEs

RERAM's ‘Enterprise Efficiency Check’ carried out with a group of SMEs in the ENP target region delivers a systematic screening of raw material performance and potentials in resource and energy efficiency of woodworking industries. The survey will uncover the specific enterprise-level needs...


Joint UNECE-FAO/RERAM Event in Georgia, 23 Apr 2015

Joint UNECE-FAO/RERAM Event in Georgia, 23 Apr 2015

The UNECE-FAO Timber Committee and the RERAM consortium organized a joint event in Tbilisi/Georgia, to provide a platform for networking and exchange among initiatives and stakeholders in the region. 40 experts from 18 countries participated in the event. The event addressed key challenges and opportunities...


RERAM presented in the European Parliament, Brussels, 31 Mar 2015

RERAM presented in the European Parliament, Brussels, 31 Mar 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". The event was organized jointly by the European Commission DG Research & Innovation and the European...


Training Week in Lviv, Ukraine, 13-18 Oct 2014

Training Week in Lviv, Ukraine, 13-18 Oct 2014

A train-the-trainers programme in resource and energy efficiency management was held in the beautiful city of Lviv, Western Ukraine, hosted by the Ukranian National Forestry University (UNFU) and FORZA NGO. The training programme was provided by the Austrian Wood Cluster Styria (HCS) in collaboration...


RERAM Videoclips

RERAM Videoclips

Resource efficiency is a major opportunity to improve raw material use and clean production in wood industries of Eastern Europe. This short video introduces RERAM's main objectives and the project partners.

 



IIWH International Institute of Forestry and Wood Industries e.V. (Coordinator)

IIWH International Institute of Forestry and Wood Industries e.V. (Coordinator)

The Wald-Zentrum / IIWH is a German competence centre in forestry, wood-based industries and international cooperation. It was founded in 2003 by the State Government of NRW and the University of Münster to respond to the both ecological and economical significance of the forest-based sector of...