Κυριακή, 29 Μαΐου 2011

Public consultation on European Innovation Partnership on raw materials

The European Commission launched a public consultation on 15 April 2011 on a possible Innovation Partnership on raw materials.

The initial deadline for contribution was set on Friday 27 May. Following several
requests by stakeholders, the Commission is happy to extend the deadline for
contribution until Monday 20 June 2011.


The documents can be found via:
DG ENTR Raw materials website:
http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/policies/raw-materials/public-consultation-ip/index_en.htm
Or the "Your Voice in Europe" portal:
http://ec.europa.eu/yourvoice/consultations/index_en.htm

Targeted thematic fields of European Innovation Partnerships on Raw Materials

Developing new innovative technologies and solutions for sustainable raw
materials supply
Innovative technologies along the entire value chain for cost effective, safe and
environmentally and socially sound raw materials exploration, extraction (including
mining), processing, recovering and recycling of primary and secondary raw materials, e.g. from mining waste.
Developing new innovative technologies and solutions for the substitution of
critical materials.
Achieving solutions to reduce the use of or finding substitutes of critical, scare or
hazardous materials.
Improving Europe's raw materials knowledge and infrastructure base.
Building an innovative knowledge base of European resources, including exploration
of primary and secondary raw materials (on land and in the marine environment) and
estimations of the resource including urban mines.
Improving the regulatory framework via promotion of excellence and promoting recycling through public procurement and private initiatives.
Streamlining the non-technological driven aspects of resource efficiency along the
entire value chain, including materials flows, collecting, sorting and re-delivering raw
materials to increase the recycling and by-product rate of raw materials also while in
trace amounts and boost the overall recycling rate.
International cooperation
Dealing with horizontal aspects with regards to the international dimension and
regulatory frame work of all four WP mentioned, including cooperative efforts in
research, trade, environmental and development aspects