Stakeholder Consultation on the Research and Innovation Roadmap for European Raw Materials 2050

The European raw material partners from the abiotic and biotic sectors are currently preparing a Research & Innovation Roadmap 2050 that will lay out key research and innovation actions required to:

• secure a sustainable and competitive supply of raw materials to European industries,
• boost the sector’s jobs and competitiveness, and
• contribute to addressing global challenges as well as the needs of the civil society.

This is your final, and therefore crucial chance to influence future R&I actions and the evolution of the raw material sectors in mid and long term.

The Roadmap will be the main outcome from the VERAM project, feeding into the EU’s framework programme for research and innovation.

The aim of this consultation is to better define the priorities envisaged by the raw material stakeholders with regard to the future challenges, mid- and long-term objectives as well as concrete research and innovation activities that the Roadmap should ideally address.

We ask for your input into the Roadmap comprising four broader priorities:

1. supply of raw materials,
2. production of raw materials,
3. closed loops,
4. new products and applications

The input of stakeholders will be key to the finalisation of the Roadmap by April 2018.

The consultation is open for all stakeholders.  We encourage you to spread the message among your organization and network members of whom this might be of relevance.

We count on your participation and expertise that will help shape the Roadmap and hence response to future needs of the European raw materials sector.


To deliver your input, please follow the instructions below. All the consulted Roadmap documents can be downloaded below.

Please send your input to veramroadmap2050@forestplatform.org(link sends e-mail) no later than 15 December 2017.

Details of the step-by-step guidance on how to participate can be found here(link is external).

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