Events

Event Information:

  • Thu
    28
    Nov
    2013
    Fri
    29
    Nov
    2013
    Brussels, Belgium

    The conference will bring together EU and national representatives from industry, civil society, public authorities, research and geological surveys to explore and discuss opportunities and strengths related to sustainable raw materials supply and use in Europe. More specifically, it will look at potential solutions along the value chain from extraction to consumption and recycling at end of product life. The conference will also identify how industry, and in particular the manufacturing sector, can be best supported to meet the challenge of changing global material demands in ways which also deliver on social and environmental needs in relation to raw material use. The conference is the opening conference of the FP7 project COBALT that is funded by the European Commission and will be running from 2013 to 2015. The conference results will be taken forward to shape the further work of the project, and will inform future policy and research debates, including the work of the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials.

    http://www.cobalt-fp7.eu/conference