Raw & Circular Economy Expedition (RACE)

Join the Raw & Circular Economy Expedition (RACE), a 2-week learning journey across Europe and along the raw materials value chain. RACE is designed for Master students, sustainability pioneers keen to deepen their understanding of the pressing, raw material challenges of Future Mobility. Help us unlock solutions to making mobility sustainable for Europe!

Shape the transportation system of tomorrow

During the RACE, you will have a unique opportunity to:

  • Work and network with the world’s leading industry experts.
  • Experience the raw materials value chain by following the real-life journey of raw materials across four different locations in Europe.
  • Make lifelong friends travelling across Europe with 70 fellow students from different backgrounds.
  • Deepen your understanding of the circular economy and pressing raw materials challenges to make transportation sustainable across Europe.

4 circular economy challenges… 4 locations across Europe… 70 international students… 2 weeks in planes, trains and buses… 1 European training programme!

Solve the raw material challenges of Future Mobility

The RACE 2019 was the opportunity of a lifetime. 70 master’s students from EIT Labelled programmes & EIT RawMaterials partner universities travelled across Europe and tackled the challenges of future mobility. Check out our highlights video!

Let your creativity run free

All the costs for participating to the RACE are covered by the EIT RawMaterials Academy.

  • Travel to and from the RACE
  • All the transfers from one location to another will be organized by RACE
  • We will also take care of accommodation and food

Bring your passion and talent, the rest is on us.

Submit your application at race.eitrawmaterials.eu/join-the-race/
Deadline to submit your application is 19 April 2020, 23:59 CET.

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Info: The RACE 2020 is planned to go ahead on 26 July – 9 August 2020! However, given the situation with COVID-19 is constantly changing, the RACE Project Management Team will continue to monitor all developments related to COVID-19 and will follow advice provided by EIT RawMaterials, World Health Organization (WHO), national governments of EU Member States and actions taken by other EU agencies. Updates about the RACE 2020 will be provided as appropriate and always in a timely manner to the participants, Showcase Partners and everyone involved.

Should you have any questions, please contact joinrace@eitrawmaterials.eu.

Learn more about RACE 2020!
RACE 2020 will take place from 26 July – 9 August 2020
Call for application open from 23 March – 19 April 2020


Eligibility criteria:

  • Students currently enrolled on a Master programme at a European university, having completed minimum 1 year
  • Ability to travel in Europe, if non-EU national *
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English (English is instruction language of the RACE 2020)
  • Only for students who have not participated in RACE 2019

Join RACE 2020 as a student: race.eitrawmaterials.eu/apply-student-2020/


Eligibility criteria:

  • PhD candidate or young professional
  • Ability to travel in Europe, if non-EU national*
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English (English is instruction language of the RACE 2020)
  • Only for PhD candidates or young professionals who have not participated in RACE 2019

Join RACE 2020 as a facilitator: race.eitrawmaterials.eu/apply-facilitator-2020/

* Please note: All participants must be able to travel in Schengen countries. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide visa invitation letters nor assist in providing support in obtaining visas. For example, Albania is not a Schengen country. A non-EU participant enrolled at or working for a university in Albania must have a visa to travel to/from Schengen countries.