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EESC Industrial Roundtables

Acronym: 
EESC IR
Abstract / executive summary: 

The EESC, Euromines, Eurocoal and IndustriALL bring together in 2016 national and regional governments in 5 countries (Portugal, Ireland, Poland, Sweden and Czech repoublic ) to discuss the implementation of the Raw Materials intiative and the EIP on Raw Materials. the objective is to identify issues and obstacles and opportunities to use the raw materials sector and its down-stream industries to generate growth and employment.

Coverage of the Action Areas referred to above: 

The national and/or regional mineral policies and their status as well as their relevance for the whole supply chain are in the focus. At the same time the dialogue stimualtes higher awareness fo raw matieral issues for the general economic development of the countries concerned.

Objectives of the commitment: 

The objective of the industrial roundtables is to increase the dialogue between that variosu stakehodlers of the supply chain as well as with government and civil society and to address issues of concerns on all sides that are hindering the successful implementation of the Raw Materials Initative and the EIP on Raw Materials.

Description of the activities: 

5 Industrial Roundtables with approximately 40 people each will be held in the 5 countries (Portugal, Ireland, Poland, Sweden, Czech Republic).
The organiser at European and national level will idenfity key topics for discussion in each country and the meetings will be followed with a publication on the outcome of the debate.

Description of the expected impacts: 

The dialogue will strengthern the understanding of the importance and the varied issues around raw material supply at the same time. It will allow for referring to other best practices known in the EU and outside of the EU and will hopefully stimulate change and improvements in the policies, the legislation and the cooperation of various parts of national governments.

Expected innovation outcomes: 
Societal innovation
Other
Comments: 

Better governance structures

Name of the coordinating organisation: 
EUROMINES
Country: 
Europe
Entity profile: 
Other
Other: 
Industrial representation
Role within the commitment: 

one of the main partners

Other partners: 
Name of partner: 
EESC
Country: 
Europe
Entity profile: 
Governmental/public body
Role within the commitment: 
organiser/funding
Name of partner: 
Euracoal
Country: 
Europe
Entity profile: 
Other
Other: 
industrial representation
Role within the commitment: 
participant
Name of partner: 
IndustriALL
Country: 
Switzerland
Entity profile: 
Other
Other: 
European trade unions
Role within the commitment: 
Partner
Existing EU contribution: 
Yes
Source: 
Other
Period to implement the commitment: 
Monday, 11 April, 2016 to Wednesday, 30 November, 2016