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EREK stands for the European Resource Efficiency Knowledge Centre. It aims to support companies – small- and medium-enterprises in particular – as they strive to become more resource efficient.

EREK gathers a pan-European network of highly motivated business support organisations, sharing a common interest in exchanging and promoting knowledge in resource efficiency best practices.

Thanks to the active participation of each and every EREK member, companies that wish to improve their resource efficiency now have ready access to the information, learning material and tools that they need. Additionally, the network has made it significantly easier for them to work directly with local and regional expertise.

EREK provides services to its members through its online platform but also during events regularly organised across Europe.

What does the EREK Network offer you?

  • Access to international knowledge, technical expertise and practices
  • 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 in promoting resource efficiency in your sector and region
  • Tools and instruments for assessing the savings potential of a business
  • Quick overview of relevant support programmes available at 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 of 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 about your organisation's interest in resource efficiency and the circular economy. The EREK team will then reach out to you for extra information (e.g. your organisation's logo and details).

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

3rd step: Jointly with the EREK team, you will discuss possibilities for your organisation's direct involvement in network activities following your specific areas of interest. This might also include learning areas.

4th step: Get started by using and contributing to the EREK Self-Assessment Tool, promoting the EREK network and EREK activities among fellow organisations in your area. You can also provide us with an update on news and events in your region and sector.

The EREK Network members


Environmental Protection Agency (Ireland)



European Lighting Cluster Alliance - ELCA

FIRE - Italian Federation for Energy Efficiency

Forschung Burgenland - Research & Innovation

General Confederation of Greek Workers

Heraklion Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Hessen Trade & Invest (HTAI) GmbH

IFKA Public Benefit Non-profit Ltd. for the Development of Industry

Ihobe, Environmental Management Agency of the Basque Government

IME GSEVEE - Small Enterprises’ Institute Hellenic Confederation of Professionals, Craftsmen and Merchants

Institute for Ecology of Industrial Areas

Institute of Circular Economy

KOVET Association for Sustainable Economies

LENERG Energy Agency Nonprofit Llc.

Lithuanian Business Confederation

Local Energy Agency of Spodnje Podravje


National Centre for Sustainable Production and Consumption (NSCPC)

National Institute for Circular Economy (INEC)

OekoBusiness Vienna

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