The aim of the European Resources Forum (ERF) is to provide a European platform for discussion of the issue of sustainable resource use by focusing on the political and scientific debate on this subject. The ERF takes place biennially and is hosted by the German Federal Environment Agency. It seeks to contribute to the development and implementation of common positions for policymaking in Europe and internationally. The ERF is an important instrument for communication on resource issues and for setting up networks and initiating stakeholder alliances at European level.
The European Resources Forum is held in the context of the European Commission’s 2011 Road Map to a Resource Efficient Europe and relevant follow-up processes.
The ERF addresses European decision-makers and experts from the fields of policy development, industry, academia, civil society and the media, and, especially, the young generation. The 2014 ERF is expected to draw some 400 participants.
Back to back with the 2014 European Resources Forum, the Federal Environment Agency will host the second National Resources Forum on 12 November 2014.