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Article d’actualité15 novembre 2021Direction générale du marché intérieur, de l’industrie, de l’entrepreneuriat et des PME

Key players gather at the 6th edition of the Raw Material Week

Starting today until Friday, 19 November, the Commission is hosting the 6th edition of the Raw Materials Week, gathering a wide range of EU and national policymakers and industry key players to discuss policies and initiatives in the field.

The conference will focus on the latest developments concerning raw materials in the EU, including opportunities under EU Recovery and Green Deal policies, co-creation of the transition pathways, further analysis of strategic dependencies as well as work on partnerships and trade with third countries. 

The highlight of the week is the 8th annual high-level conference of the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on raw materials. This stakeholder platform aims to provide high-level insights to the Commission, EU countries and private players on innovative approaches to address the challenges related to raw materials. Commissioner Thierry Breton will open the conference followed by a welcome address from the Member of the European Parliament, Hildegard Bentele, and the State Secretary in the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology of Slovenia, Andrej Čuš.  Later in the morning, the Director-General of the Commission's Joint Research Centre, Stephen Quest, will also deliver a keynote speech. The afternoon session will be opened by Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič.

As part of the Raw Material Week, the Commission is also co-organising several complimentary events. These will focus in more detail on issues related to critical raw materials, trends in innovation and skills for raw materials, EU Horizon technology success stories, EU-Canada Partnership and UNECE Resource management. More information about the event as well as open registration is available on the website of the Raw Material Week.