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Frequently asked questions

What is ERECON?

The European Rare Earths Competency Network (ERECON) comprises experts from industry, academia and policy who have come together to look at ways of improving rare earth supply security for Europe.

How does the Network work?

The European Commission is bringing together experts to form a European Rare Earths Competency Network (ERECON). ERECON is guided by a Steering Committee that sets the agenda of the Working Group meetings of rare earth experts. Each Working Group has a different mandate: the first focuses on the primary production of rare earths in the EU, the second looks at resource efficiency and recycling and the third on trends and challenges.  Sub-groups may also be formed to discuss more specialist subjects. ERECON's activities are coordinated by a Secretariat based in Brussels.

How can I join the Network?

The network has been etablished by now. In case you have any questions about membership please contact the ERECON secretariat.

What happens to my application once I submit it?

The ERECON Secretariat will examine all applications during July 2013. We will contact you if your application is successful.

How do I log in?

Once your application for membership is approved, we will send you your login details.

When do the ERECON Working Group meetings take place?


As a member, am I reimbursed for attending the meetings?

Yes. If you are selected as an ERECON member, your attendance will be reimbursed. You must however provide proof of payment like receipts and invoices.

Further questions?

If you have further questions, please contact the ERECON Secretariat.

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