World Forum on Raw Materials (FORAM)

World Forum on Raw Materials (FORAM)

The project World Forum on Raw Materials (FORAM) helps developing a platform of international experts and stakeholders that will enhance international cooperation on raw material policies and investments. The objective of FORAM is to improve international resource transparency and governance for a better stability, predictability and resource-efficiency, which lead to better conditions for competitiveness on a sustainable basis. FORAM aims to share experiences and increase understanding of all aspects of trade in raw materials. It will identify common needs and threats, and develop and promote recommendations on international fora, seeking synergies with existing initiatives.

The FORAM project is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, and is led by the World Resources Forum Association. The project Consortium includes EuroGeoSurveys, European Federation of Geologists, United Nations University, Leiden University, University Kassel, Clausthal University of Technology, ESM/Matsearch, Gondwana Empreendimentos e Consultorias, Servicio Geológico Colombiano, MinPol GmbH and La Palma Research Centre for Future Studies SL. In addition, more than 20 international organisations are involved as Advisory Board members and 40 organizations as Linked Third Parties. As such the FORAM project is the largest collaborative effort for raw materials strategy cooperation on a global level so far.

FORAM is a two-year project, launched on November 2016 during the first Raw Materials Week, in Brussels.

Find more detailed information about FORAM on the project’s home page.