The sixth edition of the “Raw Materials Week” will take place from 15 to 19 November 2021 as hybrid and online events, gathering a wide range of stakeholders discussing policies and initiatives in the field of raw materials. The 2021 Raw Materials Week will be centred around the eight annual High-level Conference of the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on raw materials and (co-)organise several complementary events addressing the latest news on raw materials in the EU, including: Critical Raw Materials, Trends in innovation and Skills for raw materials, EU Horizon technology success stories, EU-Canada Partnership, UNECE Resource management.

During this period, SCRREEN’s 4th EU Critical Raw Materials Event will take place on Monday 15th November.

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4th EU Critical Raw Materials Event

The Critical Raw Materials (CRM) event offers an opportunity to a variety of stakeholders to get a fresh update about the latest EU activities in the field of Critical Raw Materials. The event is co-organised by the European Commission, the Horizon 2020 project SCRREEN2 – Solutions for CRitical Raw materials – a European Expert Network 2 – and the EIT RawMaterials project IRTC – International Round Table on Materials Criticality.

The 4th CRM day has been structured in 4 sessions:

Session I: Critical Raw Materials Action Plan

Session II: Panel discussion: Critical Raw Materials and sectorial approach – is the risk well considered in the competitive usage of CRM in new growing sectors?

Session III: Technology opportunities for Critical Raw Materials mining, recycling, substitution

Session IV: Circular economy and Critical Raw Materials – opportunities and limits

At the end of the last session participants will have the opportunity to meet Guillaume Pitron, author of the book “The Rare Metals War”.

Download agenda here.