Workshop - Raw materials for a Modern Society, 28 February 2011, Brussels
The aim of this workshop was to discuss with stakeholders the sustainable supply of raw materials and the major challenges ahead, bottlenecks and the means to overcome the current situation.
The morning session focused on the concept of Innovation Partnerships in the framework of the EU2020 flagship initiative "Innovation Union" and the Commission's initial findings for the potential of an Innovation Partnership on raw materials. In order to facilitate the discussions, a non-paper on Raw Materials for a Modern Society was circulated. The findings of the discussions have been summarised and presented by the rapporteurs.
Workshop programme [86 KB]
Opening remarks [72 KB] : by Mr Herbert von Bose, European Commission, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, Director "Industrial technologies"
Innovation Partnership [2 MB] : by Mr Peter Dröll, European Commission, Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry, Head of Unit "Policy Development for Industrial Innovation"
Overview [371 KB] : by Mr Abraão Carvalho, European Commission, Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry, Head of Unit "Metals, Minerals, Raw materials”
View of ETP-SMR [5 MB] : by Ms Corina Hebestreit, European Technology Platform on Sustainable Mineral Resources
View of Academics [5 MB] : by Professor Pär Weihed, Professor in Ore Geology, Director CAMM (Centre of Advanced Mining and Metallurgy), Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
View of a Member State [4 MB] : by Mr Luís Plácido Martins, MEID (Ministério da Economia, Inovação e Desenvolvimento), Portugal
View of the FEAD [195 KB] (European Federation of Waste Management and Environmental Services): by Mr Peter Kurth, President of the FEAD (presentation)
Findings provided by the rapporteurs:
Rapporteur’s Report about EIP Work package 1 [139 KB] - Developing new innovative technologies and solutions for sustainable raw materials supply
Rapporteur’s Report about EIP Work package 2 [59 KB] - Developing new innovative technologies and solutions for the substitution of critical materials
Rapporteur’s Report about EIP Work package 3 [13 KB] - Improving Europe's raw materials knowledge and infrastructure base
Rapporteur’s Report about EIP Work package 4 [60 KB] - Improving the regulatory framework via promotion of excellence and promoting recycling through public procurement and private initiatives
Rapporteur’s Report about EIP Work package 5 [120 KB] - International cooperation