Yearly Archives: 2017


The new FORAM newsletter is out!

Check out the third FORAM newsletter and learn more about: - the last World Resources Forum 2017 - the questionnaire for stakeholders - the global mapping of existing Raw Materials initiatives - the INTRAW and FORAM project round table during the last Raw Materials Week edition Click here to download the newsletter.

By | December 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|

INTRAW and FORAM: Break Down the Silos in Raw Material Dialogue

Brussels, 8 November 2017 In a joint meeting at the EU Raw Materials Week the European Federation of Geologists (EFG) and the Swiss-based World Resources Forum (WRF) have initiated strong action towards more cooperation amongst stakeholders across the world on raw materials research, dialogue and communication. Being consortium leaders of respectively the Horizon 2020 INTRAW and [...]

By | November 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|


The annual World Resources Forum WRF 2017 was held in Geneva, Switzerland on the 24th and 25th October 2017 with over 400 participants. Two years after the establishment of two historic global agreements – the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change – [...]

By | November 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|


The new FORAM NEWSLETTER is out! Find out more about FORAM, its objectives and the way it will make a difference. IN THIS SECOND EDITION… Interview with Dr. Karen Hanghoj Interview with Prof. Victoire de Margerie Interview with Harikrishnan Tulsidas FORAM project global mapping and analysis of raw materials initiatives The FORAM project at the World [...]

By | July 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Need for better dialogue between resource producers and consumers

Brussels, 19-20 June 2017 During the event ‘European and global extractive industries: steps towards sustainable partnership approaches and responsible mining practice’  it was concluded that major environmental and socio-economic problems require new international cooperative approaches and that there is a need for better dialogue between resource producers and consumers. The event was organized by the [...]

By | June 30th, 2017|NEWS|

Better Information and cooperation needed for raw materials policies

Vienna, 8-9 June 2017 At a recent workshop with participation of international experts, it was concluded that for enabling effective and coherent access to global raw materials information it is vital to coordinate the activities of all stakeholders and deliver a clear and transparent roadmap towards implementing a common methodology. Experts working together in two [...]

By | June 13th, 2017|NEWS|

The FORAM network grows: outcomes from EU-Latin America Dialogue on Raw Materials

On 8th and 9th May, 2017, the conference ?EU-Latin America Dialogue on Raw Materials: consolidating the co-operation? was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It was attended by over 50 high-level delegates from Latin American countries, the European Commission, Geological Surveys, international organisations, and European projects. It was the last of a series of conferences in [...]

By | May 22nd, 2017|NEWS|