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Towards a World Forum on Raw Materials (FORAM)

Objective

The project Towards a World Forum on Raw Materials (FORAM) will develop and set up an EU-based platform of international experts and stakeholders that will advance the idea of a World Forum on Raw Materials (WFRM) and enhance the international cooperation on raw material policies and investments.

The global use of mineral resources has drastically increased and supply chains have become ever more complex. A number of global initiatives and organizations have been contributing to knowledge and information transfer, including the EC, UNEP International Resource Panel, the World Resources Forum, the World Material Forum, the OECD and others. It is widely felt that improved international resource transparency and governance would be beneficial for all, since it would lead to stability, predictability, resource-efficiency and hence a better foundation for competitiveness on a sustainable basis.

The FORAM project will contribute to consolidate the efforts towards a more joint and coherent approach towards raw materials policies and investments worldwide, by closely working with the relevant stakeholders in industry, European and international organisations, governments, academia and civil society. Synergies with relevant EU Member States initiatives will be explored and fostered. The project will in particular seek to engage the participation of G20 Member countries and other countries active in the mining and other raw materials sectors, so that experiences will be shared and understanding of all aspects of trade in raw materials will be increased.

By implementing this project an EU-based platform of international key experts and stakeholders is created, related to the entire raw materials value chain. This platform will work together on making the current complex maze of existing raw material related initiatives more effective. As such, the FORAM project will be the largest collaborative effort for raw materials strategy cooperation on a global level so far.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/political science/government systems/civil society

Call for proposal

H2020-SC5-2016-OneStageB
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

WORLD RESOURCES FORUM ASSOCIATION
Address
Lerchenfeldstrasse 5
9014 St.gallen
Switzerland
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 0

Participants (11)

EuroGeoSurveys - EGS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 529 062,50
Address
Rue Joseph Ii 36-38
1000 Brussels
Activity type
Other
FEDERATION EUROPEENNE DES GEOLOGUES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 136 875
Address
Rue Jenner 13
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSITY
Japan
EU contribution
€ 169 375
Address
Jingumae 5 Chome 53-70
150 8925 Shibuya Ku Tokyo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 54 875
Address
Rapenburg 70
2311 EZ Leiden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HOFMANN-AMTENBRINK MARGARETHE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Ch Jean Pavillard 14
1009 Pully
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT CLAUSTHAL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 57 812,50
Address
Adolph Romer Strasse 2A
38678 Clausthal Zellerfeld
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET KASSEL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 53 500
Address
Monchebergstrasse 19
34125 Kassel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GONDWANA EMPREENDIMENTOS E CONSULTORIAS LIMITADA
Mozambique
EU contribution
€ 28 750
Address
Rua B No 233 Bairro Da Coop
832 Maputo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SERVICIO GEOLOGICO COLOMBIANO
Colombia
EU contribution
€ 28 750
Address
Diagonal 53-34-53
110911 Bogota
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
MINPOL GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 39 062,50
Address
Hauptstrasse 1
2721 Bad Fischau-brunn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LA PALMA RESEARCH CENTRE FOR FUTURE STUDIES SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 38 750
Address
Calle El Castillo El Fronton 37
38787 Santa Cruz De La Palma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)