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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 pdf - 86 KB [86 KB]

Presentations

Opening remarks pdf - 72 KB [72 KB] : by Mr Herbert von Bose, European Commission, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, Director "Industrial technologies"

Innovation Partnership pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] : by Mr Peter Dröll, European Commission, Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry, Head of Unit "Policy Development for Industrial Innovation"

Overview pdf - 371 KB [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 pdf - 5 MB [5 MB] : by Ms Corina Hebestreit, European Technology Platform on Sustainable Mineral Resources

View of Academics pdf - 5 MB [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 pdf - 4 MB [4 MB] : by Mr Luís Plácido Martins, MEID (Ministério da Economia, Inovação e Desenvolvimento), Portugal

View of the FEAD pdf - 195 KB [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 pdf - 139 KB [139 KB] - Developing new innovative technologies and solutions for sustainable raw materials supply

Rapporteur’s Report about EIP Work package 2 pdf - 59 KB [59 KB] - Developing new innovative technologies and solutions for the substitution of critical materials

Rapporteur’s Report about EIP Work package 3 pdf - 13 KB [13 KB] - Improving Europe's raw materials knowledge and infrastructure base

Rapporteur’s Report about EIP Work package 4 pdf - 60 KB [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 pdf - 120 KB [120 KB] - International cooperation

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