RERAM Final Conference - Lviv, Ukraine, 18-19 May 2016
Resource Efficiency and Sustainable Manufacturing in the Forest-based Sector of Eastern Europe (ENP-EaP countries)
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, 9:00-17:00
Venue: Hotel Taurus, Knyaza Svyatoslava square, 5, Lviv, Ukraine
Practical approaches and tools for small and medium enterprises to improve resource efficiency and cleaner production in woodworking were demonstrated and discussed. Three panel discussions with woodworking companies and experts provided a vital forum to showcase and debate these efficiency solutions and new ways to improve business performance and innovation in the ENP-EaP region.
The event was well attended by a total of 85 participants from wood processing enterprises, business support organizations, research and consulting organizations from the forest-based sector. In total 35 Ukrainian companies and 12 companies from other ENP and EU countries participated.
How can resource efficiency be realised in companies and what are the benefits?
Company checks & audits, steps for saving wood resources, indicators & toolkits
- How can innovation in resource efficiency be stimulated in companies?
Innovation vouchers, competitions, process innovations
- How can efficient manufacturing promote new markets and value chains?
Domestic markets, export promotion, international supply chains, new business models
Group photo of the RERAM Final Conference participants
The conference proceedings provide a full documentation of the event.
The RERAM leadership wishes to thank all companies, project participants and stakeholders, who participated and invested themselves in the enterprise checks, trainings, roundtables, joint events and final conference and contributed to the valuable results. The consortium wishes also to acknowledge gratefully the European Commission’s financial support, which enabled this very unique, successful collaboration of experts from EU and ENP countries that has led to a lot of improved capacities and promising new partnerships.
Organizing Committee - Contacts
Dr. Uwe Kies (RERAM coordinator)
UNFU - Ukrainian National Forestry University
Prof. Orest Kiyko
Tel. +38 032 238 45 04
Volodymyr Vorobey (Director, CEO)