European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials Annual Conference 2013, 5 December 2013, Brussels
"We need to join forces to tap Europe's enormous own potential of raw materials. Intensified action is required to make Europe the world leader in the capabilities related to exploration, extraction, processing, recycling and substitution by 2020. It will be the key to Europe’s ability to develop today the technologies of tomorrow. Such innovation is decisive for Europe's competitiveness, sustainable growth and new jobs." (Vice-President Antonio Tajani)
The Strategic Implementation Plan (SIP) of the EIP RM was formally adopted on the 25 September 2013. In order to implement the SIP and to be successful, the EIP needs to involve a very large number of partners across the European Union and the entire raw materials value chain that will carry out actions contributing to the objectives of the EIP.
Actions by EU institutions alone will not be sufficient, nor will funding from the EU budget alone. This is why the European Commission will launch soon an open call for commitments by stakeholders in the private, public and non-governmental sectors including academia. It is anticipated that the call will trigger a number of individual raw materials commitments, where the partners jointly commit to co-operate and take actions that will contribute to achieving the objectives of the SIP, in the different action areas.
The aim of this annual conference is:
- to present the Strategic Implementation Plan of the EIP RM, adopted on 25 September 2013 by the High Level Steering Group of the EIP RM;
- to present the guidelines for the Call for Commitments of the EIP RM and some concrete examples of possible commitments;
- to inform about possible financial instruments to support the "Raw Materials Commitments";
- to foster networking and prepare the Raw Materials Commitments.
The Conference will include a poster session where the stakeholders will be able to present their "commitment" or to search partners to their "commitment".
Agenda [83 KB]
Poster session - guidelines [144 KB]
Poster - submission form [80 KB]
The registration to the conference is closed.
The aim of the Conference was to launch the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials and to start working on the content of the future Strategic Implementation Plan.
The Council of Ministers welcomed the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Raw Materials on 11 October 2012, and called the Commission to launch the EIP to develop the Strategic Implementation Plan (SIP) by the end of 2013.
This Conference was the direct response to this call. It brought together all stakeholders willing to contribute to the definition of the future SIP. The results of the discussions did feed into the discussions of the High Level Steering Group, which will hold its first meeting in January 2013.