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...

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:













Outcomes & Impacts

RERAM raises awareness on the benefits of resource efficiency and demonstrates technical and organisational solutions for companies. With instructive enterprise checks, trainings, coaching and a broad dissemination, the project targets entrepreneurs and intermediaries to propose pathbreaking new pilot projects. To valorise synergies and enhance the outreach in the region, the project links to various actors and on-going initiatives. Strengthening domestic potentials of woodworking SMEs, RERAM contributes to sustainable growth, vital employment and climate change adaptation in the forest-based sector of the ENP region.


A. Outcomes for SMEs

  • Regional Baselines in Resources and Raw Material Use
    Global sectoral analysis of the forest-wood-chain and self-assessment of enterprises

  • SME Reality Check and Benchmarking of Efficiency Performance
    Hands-on survey and coaching of woodworking SMEs to raise entrepreneurs´ awareness

  • Handbook ‘Resource Efficiency in Woodworking SMEs’
    Technological guidance for hands-on efficiency management in 5 national languages


B.  Outcomes for Intermediaries

  • ‘Train the Trainers’ Programme for Efficiency Managers
    Capacity building of intermediaries in material efficiency and cluster management

  • Regional R2I Dialogues
    Moderated public roundtables engaging stakeholders and policymakers

  • Wood Innovation Toolkit
    Portfolio of cluster management services and tools for implementing raw material efficiency


C.  Outcomes for More International Collaboration

  • Crossregional Twinning of Clusters
    New cross-regional B2B and B2Science partnerships among organisations and intermediaries

  • Outreach and R2I Clustering
    Coordination of joint activities with other projects and associated partners

  • Regional R2I Strategies and Exploitation Plan
    Actions and new joint pilot projects for a resource efficient forest-based sector


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