Raw Materials Week 2020 will connect stakeholders from the raw materials sector in a new format

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the European Commission will maintain a limited number of meetings online foreseen for the fifth edition of the Raw Materials Week. The EIT RawMaterials Community invites all stakeholders to join the upcoming workshops and webinars to discuss the future of the raw materials sector powering the transition to a green, digital and circular economy.

New Challenges in the Mineral Raw Materials Industry: Safety, Digitalisation, Technology & Innovation

On 12 November 2020, the workshop will be an excellent opportunity to discuss the development and the challenges of projects related to raw materials, as well as to learn from the mining industry how to employ digital solutions in exploration, mining and mineral processing and to devise new smart solutions. This event is aimed at industry, start-ups, SMEs, universities, research & technology organisations, clusters, experts, and researchers. Join the workshop!

Building resilient economies – the role of policy

On 17 November 2020, the IRTC Business virtual workshop and Round Table will connect international experts in the field to share their experiences and valuations of the COVID-19 crisis influence on critical raw materials dynamics and the consequent impact on industries and society. In the second part of the workshop, two expert groups will discuss the role of policymaking for raw materials risk mitigation and possible ways forward from a policy and industry perspective. The groups will then reconvene to discuss the results in the plenary. Register here.

Ensuring reliable supplies of critical raw materials: Prospects and opportunities for the EU and Australia

On 18 November 2020, this expert webinar will explore Australia and the EU’s shared regulatory/market/financing and security challenges with regard to raw materials. It will highlight the key role played by critical minerals in the transition towards a low carbon economy in the EU and Australia. Furthermore, it will showcase how Australia has the potential to be a natural partner for European policy, standard setting and investment in raw materials value chains, due to its resource endowment and sustainability credentials. Attend the webinar.

Bernd Schӓfer, CEO of EIT RawMaterials, will join the webinar for a panel discussion and will present the European Raw Materials Alliance (ERMA) to the stakeholders.

Circular Visions: How should Europe advance its metals Circular Economy leadership by 2030?

Metals scrap volumes will increase overall in the next decade, including new waste flows from batteries, solar cells and more. On 19 November 2020, circular economy experts will debate how Europe can remain a global recycling leader in 2030 against increased competition from Asia and other regions – and what needs to happen in the circular economy overall. Join the discussion!

Bernd Schӓfer, CEO of EIT RawMaterials, will talk about EIT RawMaterials and the European Raw Materials Alliance (ERMA) driving the circular transition in Europe.

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