Project duration: 1 January 2021 – 31 December 2023


RM@Schools 4.0 is emerging from RM@Schools 3.0, the WSL Flagship programme of EIT RawMaterials, and running in parallel with RM@Schools-ESEE, dedicated to the ESEE region.It is supporting the RawMaterials Academy’s efforts towards young students (11-19 years old) across Europe to promote a wide dissemination action on RM-related themes in schools and society through strategic European partnerships among research, university, school, and industry.

The solution (technology)

RM@School 4.0 is an innovative program to make science education and careers in RM attractive for youngster. An active learning is proposed to schools by RM ambassadors (experts in some RM-related issues and trained teachers) by involving students in experiments with RM-related hands-on educational kits, in excursions in industries, and in science dissemination activities. The students are asked to become Young RM Ambassadors themselves (science communicators) by creating dissemination products focused on some issue related to RM and /or collaborating with experts in supporting public events. Local and International Competitions for awarding the best products developed by students, public events as well as an annual European Conference with delegates from European schools (students and teachers) will be annually organized. These events will be the chance for exchanging ideas and experiences in the atmosphere of inclusion and collaboration. In addition, teachers will be trained to become RM Ambassadors themselves in the future at school and digital tools will be developed. All the produced materials will be open and accessible online to everyone on Virtual Centre, on-line platform devoted to the project, as well as the best communication materials realised by pupils will be uploaded on the website( to be shared with a wider public.


  • Aalto University, Finland
  • Università di Bologna, Italy
  • Bay Zoltan Nonprofit Ltd. for Applied Research, Hungary
  • ERION, Italy
  • European Association of Mining Industries, Metal Ores & Industrial Minerals (EUROMINES)
  • Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V. (Fraunhofer), Germany
  • Geological Survey of Slovenia (GeoZS), Slovenia
  • Geological Survey of Sweden (SGU), Sweden
  • Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria
  • The Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy
  • Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen (RWTH Aachen), Germany
  • Riga Technical University, Latvia
  • Stichting Wetsus European Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Water Technology (Wetsus), Netherlands
  • Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
  • Clausthal University of Technology, Germany
  • Technical University of Madrid, Spain
  • New University of Lisbon – Faculty of Sciences and Technology (FCT NOVA), Portugal
  • University of Milano- Bicocca, Italy
  • Université de Liège, Belgium
  • University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Flemish Institute for Technological Research, Belgium
  • Italian National Research Council (Lead Partner), Italy