FORAM- Towards a World Forum on Raw Materials

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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 and enhance the international cooperation on raw material policies and investments.


FORAM Map of Initiatives

The FORAM project mapped multi-stakeholder initiatives linked to raw materials. More than one hundred initiatives are included in the ‘Geo-Map’, with information on the year of establishment, the organizational structure, the number of stakeholders, the location, and a link to the website for each initiative.

Directory of Databases

The FORAM project created an overview of available data on primary and secondary raw materials. This overview consists of pre-existing web-databases compiled into one directory. The directory focuses on different categories connected to available information on primary and secondary raw materials. These categories cover:

  • the use and needs of raw materials in industrial sectors important for the EU economy and society;
  • overall resources, geological distribution, general availability, and accessibility;
  • geopolitical, economic, and financial information;
  • current status of use, re-use, recycling, substitution of raw materials;
  • ecological and social impact.

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