Following the success of the Raw Materials Week 2017, the 3rd edition of the EU "Raw Materials Week" will take place from Monday 12 to Friday 16 November 2018 in Brussels. It builds up on a series of events organised by the European Commission addressing the latest news on raw materials in the EU. It will be a unique opportunity for the raw materials community to discuss and exchange on all relevant issues: policy, technology, international cooperation, framework conditions, knowledge base etc.
The European Commission organizes the week around several events that address the latest news on raw materials in the EU.
The 6th High Level Conference of the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials is the main event of the week taking place on 14 November 2018. The main topic of the conference is “Raw materials for low carbon and circular economy”, covering relevant issues including battery value chain, cascading of woody biomass, secondary raw materials for energy-intensive industries.
On Thursday 15 November a special session will be dedicated to the future of our forests. For many member states, the forest-based industries are of considerable economic importance. While there is a secure supply in Europe, more can be done to use this resource most efficiently and increase availability on the market. The session will highlight the work of the EIP, the forest-based industries, and other channels towards this goal, but also to discuss obstacles on the way.
Further details can be found on the website.