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:

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.


Main topics

  • 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.


RERAM Final Conference Proceedings (Report D6.4) 

RERAM Final Conference Proceedings on ISSUU

Photo gallery: Impressions from the conference


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 


IIWH - Internationales Institut für Wald und Holz e.V.

Münster, Germany

Dr. Uwe Kies (RERAM coordinator)
+49 251 674 3240



FORZA NGO - Agency for Sustainable Development of the Carpathian Region

Uzhorod, Ukraine
Lesya Loyko (NGO head, project manager)

+380312 671450



UNFU - Ukrainian National Forestry University
Lviv, Ukraine

Prof. Orest Kiyko

Tel. +38 032 238 45 04




WPFC - Wood and Furniture Processing Cluster

Lviv, Ukraine

Volodymyr Vorobey (Director, CEO)
+380 32 2457812



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