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Introduction

EREK stands for the European Resource Efficiency Knowledge Centre, a vibrant platform to enable and reinforce businesses and especially small and medium sized companies (SMEs) to take action for Resource Efficiency in Europe and beyond.

EREK is a pan-European network of highly-motivated business support organisations who want to stay tuned, gain knowledge, share their expertise and promote Resource Efficiency in their region and sectors.

Thanks to the effort and individual knowledge of each of these member organisations, European businesses can access essential information, tools and learning material & get into personal contact with technical experts on their local level. EREK is available to its member organisations through its comprehensive online platform as well as live events in various European regions

What does the EREK Network offer to you?

  • Access to international knowledge, technical expertise and practice
  • Latest information on Resource Efficiency, good-practice examples of European businesses and a selection of best available technologies
  • Regular updates on EREK-related developments and news from the EREK community
  • Support and advice while promoting Resource Efficiency in your sector and region
  • Tools and instruments for an assessment of businesses' individual saving potentials
  • Quick overview of relevant support programmes available on European, national and regional levels
  • Member access to the EREK online platform including webinars and special information, and extended learning and training materials to refresh your knowledge on the topic
  • Multimedia and virtual training opportunities to learn from Resource Efficiency experts
  • Specialist events and activities on Resource Efficiency trends and developments, and updates on professional events within the European Resource Efficiency community

Our network charter

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Who can become a member of the EREK network?

Business support organisations, including established and prospective providers of resource efficiency services.

Get involved and make your passion for Resource Efficiency known!

Not yet a member of the EREK Network? Join EREK now and become a member of the European Resource Efficiency community today!

The four 4 steps in getting involved:

1st step: Please send us a message at www.resourceefficient.eu/en/contact-us containing your name, your email address, the name of your organisation, and a short paragraph on the interest of your organisation in resource efficiency and the circular economy. The EREK team will reach out to you and will follow an exchange of basic information (e.g. your organisation's logo and details)

2nd step: You will be asked to sign this Network Charter as symbol and basis for your organisation's commitment to EREK's goals and activities

3rd step: In dialogue with the EREK team you will discuss your organisation's possibilities for a direct involvement in the Network activities according to your individual fields of interest. This might also include learning areas.

4th step: Get started by using and contributing to the EREK Self- Assessment Tool, promoting EREK Network and EREK activities among fellow organisations in your area and perhaps a first update on news and events in your region and sector.

The EREK Network members

ADEME

AIP-CCI, Associação Industrial Portuguesa-Câmara de Comércio e Indústria

ANI (National Innovation Agency)

Bulgarian Association of Municipal Environmental Experts (BAMEE)

Business Upper Austria - OÖ Wirtschaftsagentur GmbH

Center for Entrepreneurship and Executive Development – Bulgaria (CEED)

Effizienz-Agentur NRW

EMPRESS, o.p.s.

ENEA

Environmental Protection Agency (Ireland)

ENVIROS

Hessen Trade & Invest (HTAI) GmbH

Ihobe, Environmental Management Agency of the Basque Government

Institute for Ecology of Industrial Areas

Institute of Circular Economy

KOVET Association for Sustainable Economies

Motiva

National Centre for Sustainable Production and Consumption (NSCPC)

Openbare Vlaamse Afvalstoffenmaatschappij - Public Waste Agency of Flanders (OVAM)

Portuguese Environment Agency

RVO - Netherlands Enterprise Agency

UEAPME (European Association of Craft, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises)

Umwelttechnik BW - State Agency for Environmental Technology and Resource Efficiency Baden-Württemberg

VDI Centre for Resource Efficiency (VDI ZRE)