BFM Projects

Developing key employees
In 2013 the BFM entered a project partnership with Bulgarian Branch Chamber of Woodworking and Furniture iIndustry.  The official title is: Project BG051PO001-7.0.07-0188-C0001 transfer for the development of the Furniture sector in International Business Environment through Human Resources Development. The project is funded by the European Social Fund through OP Human Resources Development.  

Invitation to complete Questionnaire
As part of the project we are inviting manufacturers to complete a questionnaire describing key employee development strategies within their companies and we would be grateful if you could complete it and send back to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Click here for questionnaire.

The Freefoam Project (pdf)

Mobility and Apprenticeships in the European Furniture and Woodworking Sectors (pdf)

FIRST - project to improve the competitiveness of the furniture industry

FAR – EU - best practice to reduce the number of accidents in the furniture industry

FACTS2 – EU - health, safety and environment audits

Projects - BFM environment

European Social Dialogue

In the Spring of 2012, the BFM has, with other European countires under the auspices of the UEA, begun a EU funded porject to look at the viability of setting up a European Sector Skills Council.

The BFM has also recently secured a 3 year project entitled FREEFOAM. Its aim is to reduce health risk of workers during foam manufacturing by lowering the concentration of free isocyanate and reducing the emission of the same to the atmosphere. It is a EU funded project in partnership with other European countries.