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


Foundation of the Forest Sector Council of the Lviv Region, Ukraine, 12 Oct 2016

Foundation of the Forest Sector Council of the Lviv Region, Ukraine, 12 Oct 2016

The newly founded Council of the Forest Sector of the Lviv Region in Ukraine has started its activity under the umbrella of the Lviv Regional State Administration. The Council was created on the initiative of several partners of the RERAM consortium and supported through the project activities. Its main mission is to coordinate a strategic joint initiative of all subindustries and promote sustainable growth and development in the Carpathian forest-based sector. The foundation of the Council is a...


RERAM Handbook & main project results - 31 May 2016

RERAM Handbook & main project results - 31 May 2016

The RERAM project has successfully demonstrated that resource efficiency represents a smart win-win solution for business and the environment and offers a real opportunity for SMEs in Eastern Europe. The RERAM Handbook and Toolkit offers practical guidance for managers and technical personnel. The project ended officially on 31 June 2016. All results are accessible through the project website www.reram.eu. The renaissance of wood as a renewable resource leads to a globally increasing demand and...


Wood Innovation Toolkit 

Wood Innovation Toolkit 

The Toolkit provides tools and guidelines that allow company production managers to innovate their business and processes towards higher efficiency and improved environmental ‘win-win solutions’. The kit comprises a set of practical, low-level tools to collect, analyze and monitor critical data on raw material consumption patterns and waste streams. It offers to managers a tangible decision support to set their own targets for cost-effective measures of waste control and Cleaner Production...


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 resources for a more competitive forest-based sector in ENP countries. Date: 18 May 2016, 9:00-17:00Venue: Hotel Taurus, Knyaza Svyatoslava square, 5, Lviv, Ukraine Practical approaches and tools for...


Dissemination: news, websites, press review, info materials

Dissemination: news, websites, press review, info materials

RERAM’s results have been disseminated broadly through numerous presentations and speeches at national and international conferences and events and in various publications, e.g. reports, journal articles, web articles, newsfeeds, brochures, flyers. Find here a the list of publications and dissemination items per country.


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 first hand insight into modern wood processing, resource efficiency systems and training progammes. The following companies were visited: Katzbeck Fenster Abalon Hardwood Josef Prödl Tischlerei...


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. Date, venue, host, website 23/09/2015 International Exhibition Centre, Hall No.1, Brovarsky Avenue, 15, Kyiv, Ukraine Ukrainian association of woodworking companies, State Forest Resources Agency...


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 Parliament's Foreign Affairs and Industry, Technology, Research and Energy committees. It was opened by the Chairs of both committees, Elmar Brok and Jerzy Buzek, together with EU Commissioner, Carlos...


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 to promote enhanced forestry and develops joint recommendations for forest-based policy and sector initiatives to increase the supply of sustainably produced forest products in the Caucasus and...


Training Week in Graz, Austria, 9-13 Feb 2015

Training Week in Graz, Austria, 9-13 Feb 2015

The second session of RERAM's train-the-trainers programme was held in the Styria region of Austria, hosted by the Austrian Wood Cluster Styria (HCS). The trainees completed the programme in resource efficiency management and worked on further enterprise checks of Austrian woodworking companies. The following companies were visited: Schafer Holz GmbH Jannach Lärchenholz Josef Prödl Tischlerei Styria/Austria 1st Training Week Lviv Events


RERAM Videoclips

RERAM Videoclips

Resource efficiency is a major opportunity to improve raw material use and clean production in wood industries of Eastern Europe. These videos introduce 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 the German federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW). Our core competencies are applied research, education, qualification and consultancy to landowners, investors and policy-makers. We coordinate...